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01/10/2011 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Lena Dunham, Director Of 'Tiny Furniture' On Directing Herself

In Tiny Furniture, New York-native writer-director Lean Dunham, a 2008 Oberlin grad and YouTube video artist whose mother is the photographer Laurie Simmons, plays New York-native Aura, a recent Oberlin grad and YouTube video artist whose mother is a photographer (played by Laurie Simmons). Aura's growing pains are witty (on the strength of the film Dunham is currently working on an HBO pilot with producer Judd Apatow), and so demographically acute that some have mistaken the film as merely "relatable," when a better word would be "resonant."

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