Lena Dunham's Tight Shots, Episode 1

The hard-to-find comedy series from the creator of HBO's upcoming Girls.

You may have caught some of the buzz for Lena Dunham's upcoming HBO series, Girls, which premieres on April 15. Produced by Judd Apatow, Girls looks to be a corrective for some of the glib ideas about female sexuality promoted by Sex and the City2 Broke Girls, et al. But while the precocious Dunham is only twenty-five, she's actually been working on these themes for some time already. In 2007, Dunham created and starred in Tight Shots, an original Nerve video series about film students working on a project about the "budding sexuality" of a teenage girl in the Deep South. None of them have ever been to the South, but they do have some experience with budding sexuality — in the traditional fashion of art students everywhere, they're all sleeping with each other.

When Tight Shots originally ran, Virginia Heffernan reviewed it for The New York Times, writing "Everyone in Tight Shots is annoying, hilarious, familiar and also totally touching, if you've ever had a soft spot for Oberlin/Bennington/Vassar/Brown people... [A]ll I really can say is: JUST WATCH." Tight Shots has been unavailable for a while now, but over the next month, as we wait eagerly for the premiere of Dunham's new project, we'll be running the full series on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Check out the first episode above, and come back on Thursday for episode two.

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Commentarium (15 Comments)

Mar 13 12 - 2:59am

She looks like Gertrude Stein (not even kidding. Look hard at both faces) and I genuinely believe that she has no talent. If you take away the rich and famous parents there is nothing there that any 20 something wannabe writer creative writing major from a sub-par liberal arts school isn't saying with every strike of their ironically purchased typewriters.

Mar 13 12 - 10:10am

Ah, Gertrude Stein... there's someone who contributed nothing to culture!

Mar 13 12 - 2:28pm

Having good taste in art counts as contributing to culture now? Her writing is unreadable and terrible. Thank god she was rich enough to do absolutely nothing other than buy art.

Mar 13 12 - 6:21am

what a bloody waste! complete with the crackling voice.

Mar 13 12 - 8:18am

Jesus Fucking Christ, look at all the smug white faces. I want to punch everyone in that video in the groin. "The Talking-Tiara"? Wow how kooky and ironic.

Mar 13 12 - 10:11am
smoove b

pretty sure the talking tiara is a joke at the main character's expense.

Mar 13 12 - 10:13am

I thought this was pretty funny, although as a fellow liberal arts major, I definitely found it a little close to home--I know way too many of these people and have probably *been* one of these people on many occasions. Curious to see what she can do with a higher budget.

Mar 13 12 - 11:09am

Jesus, enough of this already. This genre's been done to death. Everywhere I look it's like "young people are morons" theme. Young people are fighting revolutions all over the world - stop the navelgazing already Lena!

Mar 13 12 - 11:47am

Lena Dunham is my spirit animal.

Mar 13 12 - 11:56am

I Lol'd, as someone who has zero experience living and making short films in morgantown this is exactly what I imagine it is like.

Mar 14 12 - 11:38pm
EJ Dickson


Mar 15 12 - 9:34pm

Where's the next episode???

Mar 19 12 - 11:31pm

The porfessional actress should learn how to act! Rolling your eyes like a spoiled brat is NOT acting, maybe she should have taken those lessons instead of banging her acting coach!

Apr 12 12 - 4:24pm

Horrible acting, horrible writing, horrible directing.

I don't understand.

Aug 04 12 - 9:27am

I lasted 1.21 minutes before turning this off