After keeping us waiting for months to find out what happened to Lena Dunham’s Hannah Horvath, Dunham herself just dropped the season 3 trailer for Girls. You can throw out that porn parody, because the real thing is back!
What’s happening in it? Aside from Hannah having short hair still, Marnie doing Marnie things and Jessa in fact being alive, looks like the big news is that Hannah has an office job at some point. And it makes her cry. Which I kind of understand, although when I had an office job at that age I did more interesting thing than cry, like sleep at my desk and take interns up to the roof of the Bronx County Courthouse and almost get them and me shot by the NYPD.
That is, actually, pretty good set design for a porn parody
So a little while back, we told you about the Girls porn parody from Hustler (and promptly had our Facebook account suspended, the jerks), This Ain’t Girls XXX. In case you were wondering, yes, it actually happened, and yes the soundtrack has ”generic soaring indie rock” on it. How do we know? Because we watched the trailer on Fleshbot, and you can too. Don’t worry, this whole post is safe for work. (more…)
The bonds of female friendship just work differently in Albania, we guess
Now that Breaking Bad is over, save for the Saul Goodman spinoff, America finds itself with a potential TV deficit. What will rule our viewing habits, since it definitely won’t be Low Winter Sun? We could all watch Girls, we suppose, since it got the official SNL seal of approval via parody this past weekend. Even better for the show, it was bossypants herself, Tina Fey, doing the skewering, playing the show’s newest main character, an Eastern European named Blerta. (more…)
This guide is gonna blow young girls minds! via lipmag.com
The pair who did The Unofficial Madmen Cookbook have served up another “unofficial” TV coffee table book: The Unofficial Girls Guide to New York, because…there is just no end in sight to writing about the four chicks who’ve turned being female in Brooklyn into a proper noun. (more…)
Frances Ha is a coming-of-age film set in NYC, shot entirely in black and white, about a 27-year-old aspiring dancer (Greta Gerwig) floundering while everyone around her, including her best friend Sophie (Mickey Sumner), grows up. It’s a topic not too far afield for its start, 29-year old Gerwig, who even when co-starring with Ben Stiller in 2010′s Greenberg, found herself driving around LA with no money and no place to stay.
The Mumblecore ingénue stars and also co-wrote the film with boyfriend Noah Baumbach (who last directed her as the girl who puts up with abusive, transitioning Bushwick-carpenter loser played by Stiller in Greenberg). She’s down-to-earth, quirky in an unaffected way, endearingly scatterbrained (aren’t we all?). I want her to be my best friend, but I had to settle for a phone interview. Gerwig, who lives in Manhattan, chatted with us about whether it’s true that only rich people can be artists in New York, her favorite places in Brooklyn and what constitutes a “happy ending” for the struggling youngs today. (more…)
We’ve all been dreading the coming wave of the Girls tours, ready to swarm Brooklyn like so many hungry terrifying cicadas. Fortunately, none have actually been put together yet, and in spite of what the above sign promises, we’re pretty damn sure it’s not real. The biggest clue? No one is charging obscene amounts of money for the privilege of leading around a bunch of clueless tourists/fame humpers. (more…)
For added authenticity, the baristas will be Hannah and Ray impersonators
Good news for those of you stuck working (or exploring) in and around Midtown who desperately miss any sign of your home across the East River: Cafe Grumpy is coming to Times Square! Well, maybe it’s good news. Whether it’s the actual good coffee shop or a cheap knockoff meant to vacuum up tourist-bucks remains to be seen. (more…)
There was no reason given, but those of us who were admins on the page were given the boot, forced to say that we re-read Facebook’s TOS, and you’ll notice the post has been scrubbed from our page. So remember kids, when you’re making a Facebook post, don’t use the word “porno.” But do promote violence against women, casual rape jokes and creepshots and slut shaming.
Despite the fact that it doesn’t get great numbers in traditional TV metrics like ratings, Girls still cleans up in categories like “buzzworthiness,” think pieces, awards and themed Craigslist apartment ads. Which means that in addition to the normal cash-ins like bus tours and bad parodies, the show is now joining the likes of Seinfeld and The Office with that touchstone of cultural acceptance, the porn parody. (more…)
Their show could be your life. Or is it the other way around? Ugh, we give up
TV: teacher, mother, secret lover. Despite the fact that we don’t own one, we still try to keep up with what’s going on in the world of the pictocube. One thing we strenuously try to avoid though, is aping the characters on TV shows. This is mostly accomplished by watching shows with sociopath protagonists, like Archer, Mad Men and Breaking Bad. We’d argue that Girls should be on that list, since even at their most sympathetic, the characters on that show are still terrible. But, a lot like how dudes still want to be Don Draper despite the fact that he’s just awful, people in their 20s want to be, or think they are, Hannah Horvath. So of course someone advertised an open room in their apartment as being a scene straight out of Girls. (more…)