So the trend continues: first we had 2 Broke Girls on CBS, then I Just Want My Pants Back on MTV, then this hot mess out in Bay Ridge/Bensonhurst/Gravesend for Oxygen, and now HBO is getting into the game of depicting the young, broke, sex-addled life in Brooklyn. The new trailer for Girls came out a few days ago, highlighting more quirky adventures of Brooklyn 20-somethings, set in Greenpoint. But is it possible this depiction could be … tolerable?
It is HBO after all, and Judd Apatow is an executive producer. The official description calls it a “comic look at the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early 20s,” from writer/director Lena Dunham. At least they actually filmed in Brooklyn, and actively sought to cast “crust punks.” I doubt we’ll be rallying around this thing, but the trailer talks about the woes of a 24-year-old weighing working for free vs. living off the parents, and the lets-be-honest-you’ve-thought-the-same-thing question about being the voice of her generation, which all might ring true with some Brooklynites (and also, that friend at 0:12 looks like Emily Gould?). What say you?