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In defence of the ‘Annoying Girl’: lay off the neurotic female character


by Jordan Lillis
27th Feb 2023

HBO

While the backlash against Portia’s wardrobe was kind of amusing, it seems the entire point of her clothing was to convey a sense of internal chaos, the kind some young people in their early twenties experience when they’re at a loose end and void of purpose.

Are you a "Monica"? Or maybe a "White Lotus Portia"? Jordan Lillis wonders why it's often female characters that get labelled neurotic and annoying...

‘Pictures of perfection, as you know, make me sick and wicked.’ – Jane Austen Being an annoying girl myself, it’s easy to notice the way they tend to be joyfully ravaged by the metaverse masses when one of them pops her head up in any form of media. There are two distinct types. The first Annoying Girl appears in the form of Monica Gellar, Tracy Flick, Carmela Soprano and Betty Draper for example, promoting a...

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