This Deleted Scene From ‘Girls’ Should Have Made The Final Cut
9:30 am, December 7th | by Laura Donovan
“Girls” creator Lena Dunham expects a lot from herself and her much-talked about HBO series, so it’s no surprise that she’d scrap scenes that just don’t do it for her. This deleted scene, however, is hilarious and telling of the struggles Millenials face when trying to get jobs, so it’s a shame the production team chose to pull it.
The scene opens where many awesome things take place: in a cupcake shop. But in the world of Dunham’s “Girls,” it’s not a happy place. Dunham’s character Hannah waltzes into the venue and inquires about her resume, which she’d recently dropped off. The male staffer informs her that the position has already been filled, and rather than say “better luck next time!” and send her on her way, he goes on to lecture Hannah on the importance of aggressively, “boisterously” job-searching.
“I mean, you came in here and put down your resume like ‘meh’ and [our new hire] came in and she was like ‘ah!”
“Yeah, that’s not easy for me to hear, but I really, really appreciate how honest you are,” Hannah replies before asking whether they can keep her resume for future openings.
In “Girls” style, the scene is awkward but only gets more awkward when Hannah pauses before stating that she’d still like to buy some cupcakes for her friends. Out of pity, she gets one from the male employee “on the hiz-ouse.” Way to go the extra mile, guys!
Watch the full scene below: