With its debut at SXSW ahead of it, and the minting of its director’s last feature film effort by The Criterion Collection, HBO’s upcoming drama ‘˜Girls’ is becoming one of the most talked about TV events in some time.
Directed by Lena Dunham and produced by Judd Apatow, the show hits in late April, following the debut of the first three episodes at next month’s SXSW Film Festival, but for those who can’t wait, a new trailer has hit. And it’s wonderful.
The film sees the return of Dunham in the lead role of a woman who has recently lost the funding of her parents, a lover, and appears to be stuck between a rock and a really hard place. The show will bow on HBO on April 15, and couldn’t get here fast enough. Dunham is a fantastic filmmaker and a fine actress, one appears to be able to get down to the core of something within her generation. Or at least her type of New York-hipster group of people. She has a great, almost Whit Stillman-esque sense of dialogue and a muted visual style that pair so well. HBO is going on a limb to give someone like Dunham a new series, but it looks like everything paid off here. Or at least one hopes so.
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