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Second Extended Trailer For Lena Dunham's Girls: Surviving NYC
The premiere is almost here! This weekend, HBO's new comedy Girls will finally make its television debut. The new series from writer, director and actor Lena Dunham has already played a few festivals as well as made a splash during last week's NYC premiere but subscribers of Home Box Office Entertainment have yet to join the party. And besides the star-studded big events, the network has also stepped up the online presence with quite the late marketing push including a very followable twitter account constantly tweeting new videos and pictures, including this brand new, second extended trailer called "Surviving NYC." Take a look.
If you can get past the constant use of Mat Kearney's "Young Dumb and In Love" (kicking off the trailer on a whimsical note) and The Naked and Famous' "All of This" (the midpoint upbeat transition) then there is actually a lot of new stuff to like in both the first extended trailer, called "The Voice of a Generation," and this followup. It's odd that HBO has kept both previews, by far the most detailed and engaging released so far, unlisted on the YouTube page but you can feel a little cooler knowing that you have the inside hookup. Well, we just saw the tweet and embedded the video but still, invite only.
The show is about four twentysomething females (Dunham plus Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet and Allison Williams) living, or trying desperately to make a living in New York City. As you can tell by the title of this trailer, that isn't always the easiest thing to do and not just in terms of the financial stress. And the fact that it is written and directed by a female (Dunham), Girls will depict that subsection of life from the female perspective and hopefully paint a more realistic portrait. Like Noah Baumbach's Kicking and Screaming but without all the penises. Another, more accurate, comparison might be Tiny Furniture, Dunham's first feature film which recently received a Criterion release if you want to check out her style and voice before Sunday's premiere.
Girls debuts Sunday, April 15 at 10:30 p.m. ET on HBO. It stars Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke and Zosia Mamet and Chris Eigeman. From executive producer Judd Apatow, the series was created by Lena Dunham.
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