Lena Dunham stars in and was the creator of Girls, a new show for HBO that boasts Judd Apatow as an executive producer. Actually, if we’re getting into bragging, I think the show should also be pretty cocky that it comes from the mind of Ms. Dunham.
If you don’t know her yet, Dunham starred in, wrote and directed a film called Tiny Furniture that has been rather under seen as yet, but is headed to The Criterion Collection in February. That should help it, and a show on HBO will only help more.
Girls appears to be in a similar mode to Tiny Furniture, and that’s not a bad thing.
Incidentally, I checked out the @HannahHorvath twitter handle and #girls hashtag as featured in the trailer. Hannah has just received me as her first follower, as well as getting a tweet from me. I’ll let you know if she responds.
As for the hashtag, it’s certainly in use, mainly in tweets that point to this trailer on the web.
Here’s an official blurb for the show, back when it was just a pilot and not a fully fledged HBO series commission:
The 24-year-old prodigy Dunham wrote, directed and starred in the pilot, about the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of three girlfriends in their early 20s: Hannah (Dunham), an eternal intern at a publishing house in SoHo and a hopeful writer; Marnie (Allison Williams), a sexy, bitchy and ambitious assistant at a slick political PR firm whose goal id to practice environmental law; and Jessa (Jemima Kirke), a space cadet with hippie tendencies who wants to be an artist/educator.
I expect we’ll see more trailers soon, focusing on the other girls.