No, I’d say the show does a great job of representing the typical 18-34 male with Larry, with his constant need for validation, attention, and the world to revolve around him.
not to mention Bennet’s quest to prove that he’s a man, Pornstache’s overcompensation that disguises his vulnerability, Healy’s struggle to make positive change that is frustrated by his need to be loved by a woman, and Caputo’s exploration of his desire to control the world around him and whether or not he wants to do that.
men are quite accurately represented in the show, the only issue male viewers seem to have is that these men display the warped nature of man’s dominance, and the idea that their superiority is not perfect and noble is offensive.
The real Larry was actually a great guy, who did NOT cheat on Piper or do anything of that sort while she was in prison. In fact, they DID end up getting married, and he was nothing but supportive throughout the entire ordeal. The book was definitely much calmer than the show, but the show completely disregarded the truth about Piper and Larry’s relationship. Please stop saying that all real men act like the men on TV shows that are really mostly just fiction.