‘Girls’ as a TV show has constantly tried to push the envelope and succeeded every single time, given the associated unsimulated sexual encounters, a group of single women trying to get by in the NYC, and the “getting along” with life part, which has catapulted ‘Girls’ ratings to the top. Moreover, this Lena Dunham’s TV show has also been mired in controversies despite being the recipient of the Golden Globe Award, among other accolades.
The TV series primarily revolves around a group of six friends, Hannah, Marnie, Jessa, Ray, Shoshanna, and Adam, along with Elijah, Desi, and Jake who drop by frequently. Hannah is roommates with Marnie. Hannah is a struggling writer who’s trying to get a hold of herself, Marnie finds it difficult to deal with relationships, Jessa’s an addict who’s trying to cope with life and tries wooing Adam, Hannah’s ex. Shoshanna is a wary virgin (until the first season), Adam is a happy-go-lucky chap as it is, Elijah is Hannah’s ex, who is also gay, initially unbeknownst to Hannah and Desi is Marnie’s partner, who later marry each other before their eventual fallout.
As complicated as it sounds, the advent of adulthood, combined with the naiveties and the nuances of sexual relationships are the drivers of this acclaimed TV show, which is layered and impeccably enacted by all the actors in the most realistic manner. The funny moments are plenty a dozen, with each episode of the six-season TV show having its own dosage of laughter, coupled with ample practicality. This young-women-trying-to-deal-with-the-world series is perhaps one of its kind and is unrelenting in it’s each and every frame. By the means of this list, we bring to you the various sex scenes a.k.a. the “encounters” its characters go through and the associated awkwardness given the situation when or how it happens and how it influences the story going forward. Though most of the sex scenes are cringe-worthy yet honest, some of them are just a meek reminder of how sexual portrayals in cinema boast of realism even when they’re not. Here goes the list of best HBO Girls sex scenes.
10. Season 2 Episode 1, “It’s About Time”
As Elijah and Marnie reconcile after a party, with piling ego from both of their ends, as he calls her names while she tries to dominate him, the sex scene would’ve been one helluva ride if not for the no-boner situation Elijah has, as Marnie tries to roll her eyes in exasperation. The buildup is great, but the fallout is even the more disappointing – in a good way. The ensuing scenes convey the message that despite the provocations of Elijah being bisexual, which he might be, the hookup between a drunk Elijah and Marnie was a little uncalled for.
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