The second season of “Girls” may have just ended, but Lena Dunham has yet to take a breath. The ever-productive writer/director/actress just released a new short film promoting New York designer Rachel Antonoff‘s Fall 2013 line. She’s the sister of Dunham’s boyfriend Jack Antonoff, guitarist for the Grammy-winning band Fun. (The NYT’s power sibling profile is here.)
In “Best Friends,” Dunham directs sister Grace Dunham and NYT fashion writer Alice Gregory as too-close gal pals who engage in private rituals, share the same opinions and know almost everything about each other, including how they take their toast. The short-film-commercial, narrated by Adam Driver (Adam on “Girls”), is more precious than Dunham’s often uncomfortably frank series, recalling the ingenue days of her “Delusional Downtown Divas” webseries.
But as with all her work, including the 2010 indie feature “Tiny Furniture,” Dunham continues to explore the terrain of female dynamics. In the season finale of “Girls,” all we ever see of Hannah’s would-be eBook is one sentence that could be the Rosetta stone for all of Dunham’s artistic interests: “A friendship between two college girls is grander and more dramatic than any romance.”
View the short film “Best Friends” below.