Shoshanna “What happens if you leave the door.”
Door Man “It’s nothing nothing, a tranny walked in last time, and he was walking around the floors, but i was nothing, swear to God.”
This joke made an “Inside The Episode” segment where Lena Dunham talked about a doorman having a quickie capture her imagination. “what terrible things could happen, it captured my imagination.”
The terrible thing that happened was transphobic slurs.
There is nothing funny about this joke except the image of a trans person and the slur. The word is the funny thing, at the cost of the trans community.
Girls S02E08 Season 2 Episode 8 “It’s Back.”
(3 Mar. 2013)