As far as trying to make a larger point goes, though, “American Bitch” is a particularly merciless chapter that gets at a very real divide between powerful men and the women they hope to impress and/or control.Yes, Hannah is a 20-something woman with a hell of a lot to learn about the world.
Hannah maintains that women don’t just accuse men of sexual assault for fun, and that he should be way more aware of being a powerful author with considerable influence no matter what — but as the episode wears on, her resolve visibly starts to fray.
Dunham’s script is sharp and pithy as per usual, but maybe the smartest thing “American Bitch” did was cast Rhys.
I know of one British couple who left the baby talk until years after the wedding.
When he eventually confessed to wanting to sire a football team, his wife announced that she was getting her tubes tied.
So, whereas back home you might find yourselves pootling along, and even up the aisle, having never bothered with the am-I-the-only-person-you’re-dating? Looking out for subtle exclusivity cues, like him introducing you as “my girlfriend” or being invited to meet the parents, is no substitute.