by Tess Hofmann
March 27, 2013 10:42 AM 6 Comments
Lena Dunham as a brand is old news -- her evolution into the unrivaled hipster it-girl has been complete for some time. But now, a cult of Lena seems to be slowly forming as the multi-hyphenate actress-writer-director-producer takes collaborators with her from one project to the next. First, it was Alex Karpovsky and Jemima Kirkewho transitioned from “Tiny Furniture”to“Girls,” and now, in a new short fashion video that Dunham directed for designer Rachel Antonoff, her onscreen lover Adam Driver of “Girls” narrates while her sister Grace Dunham of “Tiny Furniture” stars alongside New York Times writer Alice Gregory. As some of you may know, Dunham is currently dating fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff, the brother of Rachel. But now we’ve spent too much time playing connect-the-Brooklyn-celeb-dots and neglecting to analyze this semi-interesting short.
The promotional film is a vignetted narrative that takes a look at the nuanced behaviors of two best friends. In their vintage-inspired nerdy fashion, they eat breakfast, sleep in sleeping masks, and make profound observations about people’s tendency to anthropomorphize bears. It’s not entirely unexpected stuff from Dunham -- fans will relish another taste of her off-kilter worldview, while haters will gag at the postured self-deprecation and twee aesthetic. This certainly doesn’t mark an attempt by Dunham to be any less polarizing -- and maybe she deserves credit for that.
Filming starts soon for “Girls” Season 3, but in the meantime, check this out and decide whether the act is getting old fast or slowly but surely finding its place. [Jezebel]