Tuesday, May 1, 2012
last night i found a new favorite..Girls written, directed and starring the marvelous lena dunham on HBox. wunderbahr..wunderkind. lena grew up in brooklyn, went to saint ann's which she refers to as hogwarts, and went off to Oberlin college..graduating in 2008. she said in an interview that as a child with no apparent talents for acting, singing, or dancing reacted to seeing Les Miz on broadway with outrage at not being put into the show! that said i think she is a miraculous "actress" in that in the show she is fearlessly full on LENA! Girls is quite new in it's approach and you will just have to see it for yourselves to get the full power of the whole gestalt of the thing. it focuses on 4 girl friends living in hipster BRKLYN post liberal arts colegii trying to figure out who they are, and what they are supposed to do with boys, careers, and the rest of their lives. it is completely hilarious..and for once it actualy reminds me of me at that time. that IS a first!
Posted by jill rosenwald at 5:53 PM