The sixth and last season of HBO’s Girls premieres on Feb. 12. Though its audience was relatively small over the years, the show had an outsize impact on popular culture as the millennial generation’s not-always-flattering TV avatar. Critics now reflexively compare shows written by and starring a young woman to Girls. Networks, based on the show’s hype, greenlighted a raft of programs examining feminism, youthful angst and awkward nudity. The show’s star and creator, Lena Dunham, became a controversial figure too, thanks to her political campaigns, celebrity friendships and newsletter featuring A-list writers. Here’s how far her influence reached:
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THE MINDY PROJECT
MASTER OF NONE
DUNHAM’S PLANNED PARENTHOOD VIDEO
INSIDE AMY SCHUMER
FEATURED MILLENNIAL MALAISE
CITED GIRLS AS INSPIRATION
DEPICTED REALISTIC SEX
COLLABORATED WITH DUNHAM
CREATED BY AND STARRING WOMEN
GUEST-STARRED ON GIRLS
This appears in the February 20, 2017 issue of TIME.
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