You could not pay me enough to be 24 again
Those are the wise words uttered by Lena Dunham’s gynecologist as she gives her patient a pap smear.
To which Ms. Dunham replies, “Well, they’re not paying me at all.”
This is just one of the many smart, witty exchanges in the trailer for the new HBO show, Girls, Dunham’s new show on the premium channel. And at just 29, I have often felt the same way as Dunham’s gynecologist–you couldn’t pay me enough to go back to my early 20s, in part because I had no money and no idea what I wanted to do with my life other than make rent every month (though that is still something I have to worry about).
I’m not surprised that I didn’t get a lot of dates in my early 20s–I wouldn’t have wanted to date me either.
Here’s the trailer for Girls: