Girls creator Lena Dunham directed this short to promote The New Yorker magazine’s new iPhone app. It features Alex Karpovsky as Dunham’s assistant and Mad Men‘s Jon Hamm as a talkshow host.
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Bored to tears……
This was awful. The New Yorker writers and illustrators are genuine tastemakers; but, if the company approved this, it may just have become a follower.
This was some crazy english; however, I like it very much. And bravo to the young artist whose show is genuine, tasteful.
that was just horrible
Loved “tiny furniture” but have to say I’m getting Lena Dunham fatigue.
She’s reminding me more and more of Ross McElwee, except his narcissism was much more tolerable because it was more or less confined to one two and a half hour documentary. This Dunham lady just keeps going and going and going and going.
Yikes. Do they think New Yorker readers are luddites? How condescending can you get?
Ok it wasn’t great but it does the trick. People who think she’s talented are going to watch this and get the New Yorker app. I want it.
Well, I like her TV show, but thought this was dreadful. Embarrassingly so.
YIKES! Who knew Jon Hamm could be made unwatchable? I had to stop at 1:30 in. What a shame that this will get so many views while content with real entertainment value will languish in obscurity.
i couldnt agree more. i stopped at 1:30 also. Up until this very morning i loved jon hamm in everything. something changed in me after seeing this.
lena dunham. where do i begin? everyone sees her as the second coming of everything but she reminds me of every self important girl in college who thought the world revolved around them. her writing is astonishingly good but she just drives me nuts. i fully recognize im in the minority here. [pours more bourbon into coffee]
on a positive note, i do like the new yorker and will use the app in spite of this video.
You guys beat me. I stopped at 1:19 before I quickly realized all the things I wasn’t doing with my life by watching this. Brava Lena!
I thought it was cool. Jon Hamm rocks, as usual.
Great Job! Very Tim and Eric-esque but Lena is beautiful, intelligent and het wit is razor sharp.
Diablo Cody Jr has got to go.
LD awesome, but this was too long. Same cd have been achieved and more powerfully, in one or two minutes. Perhaps just the NYer sketch.
You guys are fucking idiots. She’s hilarious.
And you’re hilariously wrong.
Love Girls but I thought this was terrible.
lena dunham is talented, no doubt, but is this lena-fever craze going to die down any time soon?
razor sharp wit? this was long, dull and pointless. and completely vain. lucky lena she has GIRLS going on, to show she can at least write, act and direct something remotely watchable.
This is cute. She’s very one-note, but I’m not bored of the schtick just yet. I think the main problem she may run into in her career is that people are always going to look for reasons to hate her. Why? Because she’s young? Because her style is at the expense of substance? I think it’s because she’s doing cute, and people are uneasy about cute. They’d rather have funny or serious.
lena does not do cute. you’re in the minority with that one, sir.
Lena Dunham’s promoting this, eh? Well, my mind’s settled then. I am never downloading this app. EVER.
Can we be finished with Lena Dunham yet?
Love Girls but this was baaad…
Why is it so LONG????
How in the world did she make Jon Hamm boring?? What a waste!
Are her 15 minutes up yet? This was truly terrible, no way I’ll be getting this app. Diable Cody Jr indeed, if only she was half that funny.
jon hamm should replace jay leno!
the first bad performance by Jon Hamm EVER. Good work, LD.
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