Jerry Saltz, beloved art critic for New York Magazine, has achieved many a Brooklynite's dream by scoring a cameo on Lena Dunham's "Girls." The NYC personality with a soft spot for both Jay Z and Kanye West tweeted a picture of himself walking the red carpet as he announced the news to his devoted following.
Yup. Me walking the red carpet at GIRLS premier. I'm in an episode this season. pic.twitter.com/Uwr7kik5EI
— Jerry Saltz (@jerrysaltz) January 7, 2014
Benjamin Sutton at ARTINFO pointed out that this surprise role is not as surprising as it may appear, given that Saltz, a close friend of artist Carroll Dunham, is Lena's godfather. What exactly is in store for Saltz' HBO debut, however, remains unknown. Will Saltz play himself, helping Marnie squeeze her way into the New York art elite? Or perhaps, like Dunham's mother Laurie Simmons, he'll play the role of an icy New York art snob? Dare we suggest, an apparition of Booth Jonathan's future self? The possibilities are endless!
In other "Girls" related news, the series recently got its own SnapChat account and is sharing images to get fans all kinds of pumped for this weekend's premiere. Oh, and Sonic Youth co-founder and artist extraordinaire Kim Gordon is set to make an appearance in Season 3 too. We swoon.
Season 3 of "Girls" will premiere this Sunday (January 12) at 10 p.m. ET on HBO.
— Patti Greco (@PattiGreco) January 7, 2014