We're looking for a new word to describe how we feel about Lena Dunham, because "friend crush" just doesn't cut it.
At only 23 years old Dunham wrote, directed and starred in "Tiny Furniture," a film a recent college grad who moves back in with her mom in Manhattan. Lena's character was a rare role for a female lead -- sometimes funny, honest, self-absorbed, delusional, insecure, caring, confused -- just like a real person! The film won best narrative feature at SXSW 2010 and was released as part of the Criterion Collection.
Dunham recently premiered her new HBO comedy "Girls" at this year's SXSW alongside Judd Apatow. The show is about four twenty-something ladies living in New York, figuring stuff out, messing up and having sex. Dunham's character says: "I think I may be the voice of my generation. Or at least a voice of a generation." We feel the same about you, Lena.
That's why we are giddy to hear Dunham has organized an eight film series called "Hey Girlfriend! Lena Dunham Selects." The series will focus on complex female relationships, a theme Dunham classified as "broad, but it's pretty specific in that you don't see it all the time."
The film series will open with Nora Ephron's "This Is My Life" and will include favorites such as "Clueless", "Mulholland Drive" and "The Craft." It will run from April 2-8 at BAMcinematek, so get your tickets soon if you're in the New York area.
This could be your chance to meet Dunham and solidify your friendship... Or at least get to watch some intelligent female-driven movies for once, as opposed to the usual chick flick.
Check out the preview for "Girls" below, and let us know what you think in the comments section.