Lena Dunham, who won many hearts and minds with her 2010 debut feature “Tiny Furniture” (headed for the Criterion Collection soon), will soon be exposing her self-affacing brand of awkward humor to a much bigger audience when her television series, “Girls,” executive produced by some dude named Judd Apatow, hits HBO next year. Last night, during the “Boardwalk Empire” finale/”Luck” sneak peek pair of brilliance, HBO debuted a short teaser for the series. And we’ve got to say, we’re cautiously optimistic.
Set to a jaunty pop ditty called “All of This” by New Zealand band The Naked and Famous, the teaser features a bombardment of clips from the series, most of them featuring Dunham’s confessional brand of TMI humor. She sardonically muses that she only has enough money to survive the next few days in New York, is seen asking a boyfriend-type why he needs to get lube, and while in a clinic, about to get tested for STDs, one of her girlfriends asks why she doesn’t just use condoms. “What about all the stuff that gets on the outside of the condom?” Dunham deadpans. Basically: it’s like “Sex & the City” except smart and funny. While HBO hasn’t locked down their spring programming just yet, it’s a safe bet that the half-hour comedy would be paired with “Eastbound & Down,” returning for its third and final season. That will be a solid hour of awesomely hilarious discomfort. We can’t wait.