Lena Dunham is taking her brand of humor and perma-following controversy to the Saturday Night Live stage this week and NBC has just released the brand spanking new promotional videos to prove it. Saddling up alongside fellow hip young feminist Kate McKinnon, the duo hit all the appropriate Dunham talking points: nudity, GIRLS, exhaustive worrying, and self-deprecating honesty. Looks like Lena Dunham’s SNL debut is going to be positively Horvathian.
The highly accomplished actor, writer, and director will host the Saturday evening sketch show staple for the first time ever, with musical guest The National set to back her up sonically speaking. And although there was nary a mention of Blerta (the brilliant and perfectly hilariously wonderful Tina Fey’s cast addition from her time hosting the premiere this season — below), there were more than a few references to Dunham’s seemingly controversial series.
Like how McKinnon wants to, essentially, Single White Female Hannah Horvath and take on her personality and life and live out those truly Brooklynian dreams. Or her nod to that much-discussed nudity. And then, of course, there is the nod to the show’s feminist leanings with a young modern feminist dance party (see? Sometimes us feminists really know how to rock ‘n’ roll, you guys.)
We’re anticipating plenty of shenanigans and so awkward it hurts funny moments from Dunham’s turn on the show — considering that’s her bread and butter. The episode airs the night before the 10th episode of Girls third season, titled “Role-Play,” which was co-written by Dunham and her mentor Judd Apatow. The third season will finale on March 23rd, but don’t worry too much as a fourth season has already been ordered by HBO and is slated to air in 2015. There’s going to be so much Dunham going on you’ll hardly be able to deal!
For folks looking for a bit more of a Dunham fix, we’ve also supplied you with the preview teaser for Sunday night’s episode. (Because we care about you, folks!):
Anyone else have their fingers crossed that Zosia Mamet will make an appearance in full-on Shoshanna mode?
Saturday Night Live airs — you guessed it! — Saturdays at 11:30PM ET/PT on NBC.