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Girls' Lena Dunham Writing Another New York Project
It looks like HBO it-girl Lena Dunham is going to take advantage of her success with Girls. If you are a fan of the series or Dunham yourself, you may be interested in her newest project, also in development at HBO. Dunham will also team up with her Girls co-showrunner Jenni Konner for the series, which will be set in New York. At this point, you may be wondering how the project in development will actually differ from the show the two women already have on air, but it actually won’t be as close as you might guess.
The project is based on All Dressed Up and Everywhere to Go, an upcoming book written by famed personal shopper Betty Halbreich, who began her business in the seventies and has dressed three generations of women in New York. According to Deadline, in the time she has been active, Halbreich has worked with socialites and celebrities, including Sarah Jessica Parker and Katie Couric. She’s also been involved with fashion for TV and film, probably most notably for Sex and the City, another HBO show that Girls has garnered some comparison to.
Dunham and Konner are set to write the TV project. Since Girls is already likely to get a third season, it may seem strange that Dunham and Konner would sign on for another New York-based project (no one wants to pigeonhole themselves). However, with Halbreich’s book set to hit the market soon, the time was ripe, and I don’t really blame the girls for jumping on the project. We’ll let you know if this one moves forward at HBO.
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