The Monet Argument

I love this clip from the Showtime series, ‘The L Word’. One of the characters, Jenny Schecter, has written a story for The New Yorker that provides not so obscure references to her friends and their lives. In this scene, Jenny’s friend Alice has just recently read the magazine article and confronts Jenny about her lack of imagination in her ‘fictional’ story. Who is right? Who wins the argument? Every sitcom or film usually has some thinly veiled resemblance to a certain character or specific situation that happened in real life. So does that mean that writers/artists/songwriters, etc. are just poachers who take existing ideas and situations and exploit them? Play this clip and then post your opinions. Which side are you on? Alice or Jenny?


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