Sorry haters, Lena Dunham has arrived and there’s not much you can do stop her. The budding writer/director/actress broke out with “Tiny Furniture” and earned the wrath from dorky The Criterion Collection purists who were galled when the label dared to select her film. But credit to Dunham, who has just soldiered on ignoring the backlash. She went on and teamed up with super producer Judd Apatow, and the result is the upcoming HBO series “Girls,” the first three episodes of which completely won over SXSW crowds (we called it “beautiful and brilliant“). So while you wait until April 15th for the show to arrive, you can take a quick trip back in time to see the early work that helped Dunham find her voice.
Back in 2007, Dunham teamed with Nerve.com for a web series called “Tight Shots.” In the show, Dunham played a version of herself, an emerging filmmaker who attempts to get a movie off the ground about sexuality in the South, but runs into various obstacles along the way. Many of the players she would later collaborate with on “Tiny Furniture” and “Girls” can be found here, and it’s an interesting look at Dunham’s style in its earliest stages.
The site has brought the series back, and will be putting up new episodes every Tuesday and Thursday. Check out the first one below. [THR]