HBO's new series ‘Girls' premiers this Sunday, and frankly, we haven't been this excited about a new show since New Girl. (We're suckers for the quirky ones, okay?) There's been a ton of buzz around the show, applauding it's raw, realistic portrayal of just what it's like being, well, a girl. Though it hones in on a specific demographic (white, educated, hipster-esque), we've read that it's appeal is far more wide, getting at deeper truths and human experiences we can all relate to.
10 Reasons We're Pumped for ‘Girls'
- Lena Dunham writes, edits, directs, and stars in the comedy. Yeah, we're impressed, too.
- This profile of Lena Dunham and Girls, from New York magazine, makes the show seem unmissable and positions its creator as a 25-year-old Hollywood prodigy.
- We're all for a show that really explores the lives of 20-something girls living in New York City who knows that Sex and the City wasn't real.
- Lena Dunham is on Twitter. And she's funny. Obviously.
- The main character, Hannah, wants to write a memoir. That's a lot like blogging, right?
- One of the four main female characters, Hannah's best friend Marnie, is played by Allison Williams, and she's NBC Nightly News anchorman Brian Williams' daughter. PS: We love Brian Williams.
- We think we're really going to like the character of Jessa (played by Jemima Kirke). Her bio on HBO.com says, “Jessa is beautiful, British, an occasional nanny who has traveled to as many different countries as she's had boyfriends.”
- In The Daily Beast's review, they call Dunham's character “the archetypical 20-something existing in the increasingly deep chasm between adolescence and adulthood.”
- Lena Durham proclaims herself as a feminist in the recent Bust magazine, stating “My biggest desire is to write interesting, complex parts for women and increase the visibility of women both behind and in front of the camera, and that is essentially a feminist goal”. Girl power to the max!
- Listen, we don't have HBO either, but you'll be able to view the premiere episode for free the day after it airs, at HBO.com!
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