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.
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…)
There’s a rumor going around the ol’internet town that someone wrote some disturbing and weird Lena Dunham fan fiction, or even a missed connection about her. “Lena Dunham’s Dick,” if you can get through it without your eyes rolling into the back of your head (we couldn’t) purports to be a missed connection from her old boyfriend at Oberlin, and is all about how he’s so emasculated by her success, while he’s just a struggling playwright. Which would be funny if it were true. Instead, the guy who wrote it is a TV writer in LA who went to Wesleyan. (more…)
Morgan Greenseth, co-owner of Champs Family Diner and Brooklyn success story. Photo by Chelsea Russell
You’ve probably heard about us Brooklyn girls by now. We’re Hannah, working service industry jobs with our liberal arts degrees, blowing our tips on craft beers and new tattoos while our parents cover the rent. We’re one of the 2 Broke Girls, saving change from the diner shift and aspiring to a career selling cupcakes made out of the box. And now we’re one of the protagonists in a new book series, Brooklyn Girls, naive post-grads charming our way through each bad decision of our semi-adult lives. You can watch (and read) all you want, but none of those stories will tell you anything about Brooklyn girls—lowercase. (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…)
Brooklyn Heights resident and famous naked person Lena Dunham has been really, really busy lately. She’s got her television show, a book that she needs to finish and is presumably leaving until the last minute, a few more Golden Globe acceptance speeches to write and she’s ducking some nosy tabloid reporter skulking up and down Henry Street looking for her. So where she found the time to audition for Bin Laden-killing flick Zero Dark Thirty is a mystery to us. But, the voice of our generation has once again proven that Millennials, if nothing else, keep ourselves busy. (more…)
The life of a young, single robot in the city is full of excitement
If you have a very popular media property, there are a couple things that are bound to happen: someone will try to make a quick buck off of a bus tour, someone else will try to make a quick buck off a reality show based on it, and there will be parodies. Oh, will there be parodies. In the case of Girls, the most well-known parody so far was Boys, which was goofy enough to get a few chuckles. Especially thanks to the guy who was based on Jessa. Now we have a new entrant in Dinner for One’s Robots, which has a promising premise (robots are always funny), but can’t quite follow through. (more…)
Are you a total Marnie? In that your friends think you’re frigid and hateful? via Paper Mag
Just like the tour bus of our dreams nightmares, a reality show about Girls was bound to happen. This is despite the fact that the show already cuts to the bone with cringeworthy realness. But we guess since there’s no hair pulling or catfights (the true arbiter of realness, if reality TV is to be believed) on Girls, we guess it’s time for the reality show version of it to rear its ugly head. Jezebel found the casting call, and hey, it’s vague enough that you could end up being on the show. (more…)