Perhaps because the University of Iowa is the most distant place, psychographically, from Brooklyn, or because it’s an institute of higher learning where people treat each other with respect and handle their affairs. Whichever way, the college has decided to not let HBO’s Girls film on campus.
In what could sort of be considered a spoiler, (SPOILER?) Hannah gets accepted to their writing program, which means she could bail on most of the BS that has surrounded her for the past few years of the show. She’ll still be neurotic and narcissistic, though.
The school’s Vice President of Strategic Communication issued the statement, “After reviewing the script, I felt the storyline placed the city and university in an unfavorable light, and considering the potential for disruption, I made the decision to deny the request.”
And now I hereby issue the statement, “After reviewing the series, I felt Girls place the human race in an unfavorable light, and I have decided to deny any accommodation made to the show. Thank you.”