Dunham and Plath

Saw the movie Tiny Furniture a couple days ago. Am I the only one to notice that it’s a nearly perfect remake of Sylvia Plath’s “The Bell Jar”? Set in modern, not mid-century, New York, the aimless, entitled protagonist is slightly more aggressive than passive, but barely so, and every bit as indifferent to the other women who inhabit her world. I wonder if Lena Dunham intended to make such a strongly overlapped work of fiction.

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