The last time HBO attempted a snapshot of living single in New York, the ladies were in their late 30’s (40’s?) and represented a generation who moved to the Big Apple to escape small town life.
This time around, with zeitgeist Svengali Judd Apatow at the helm, Lena Dunham (Tiny Furniture) introduces a different sort of crowd. Girls, debuting in April, features the self-deprecating, complicated and frustrated breed of 20-something New York natives.
And as advertisers move away from marketable faces in favor of more authentic personalities (read: Lana Del Rey, Alice Dellal, Michael Pitt), I predict that the following actresses will become household names before you can say isn’titironic?
Allison Williams (Marnie): Daughter of NBC anchor Brian Williams, Yale ’10 graduate, viral video alumna and all over good looking gal.
Jemima Kirke (Jessa): Bonafide hipster hottie, real life Paz de la Huerta pal, West Village native and Bad Company drummer progeny.
Zosia Mamet (uncredited, but appears in trailer): Daughter of screenplay David Mamet, horniest character in The Kids are All Right, proprietor of adorable freckle smattering.
Publicists, start your engines.