HBO. It’s Not Just for ‘True Blood’ Anymore.

Cast of ‘Girls’ on HBO

I have a new girl crush. Her name is Lena Dunham.

Dunham writes, directs, and stars in the new HBO series called ‘Girls,’ and she wrote, directed, and starred in an independent film called ‘Tiny Furniture.’

For reasons I can’t quite explain, I find her fascinating. Last night I spent hours reading about her and her family, listening to 30-minute-long interviews on NPR, and watching clips from both the show and movie (even though I’ve seen them already). I think part of my fascination is that she comes from a family of artists, and I’ve always been intrigued by those super-artistic types. (Yes, sometimes I call myself an ‘artist’ but I don’t live & breathe art the way a true artist does.)

Anyway, ‘Tiny Furniture’ was shot in her parents’ real home. Her real mother played her mother in the movie, and her sister played her sister. I think it’s sweet that even with her recent success, Dunham still lives at home with her family.

For her to be only 26, Dunham has one of the most insightful voices I’ve seen on TV lately. In a world of nonstop idiocy and grown women acting like children on reality TV, it’s so refreshing to have a new show I can sink my teeth into. It’s relatable, it’s honest, it’s funny, it’s a little bit disgusting, and I’m addicted to it.

All in all, ‘Girls’ is what’s been missing from TV for me. Lena, keep doing what you’re doing, and I’ll certainly keep watching.

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