On paper the debut feature of twentysomething Iranian-American writer-director Desiree Akhavan seems like a tailor-made Sundance entry: A young Brooklynite with relationship problems, little career aspirations and she’s gay. But Appropriate Behavior has something that no other Sundance title has ever had… Desiree Akhavan.
With striking looks, a dirty mouth, and incredible comedic talents (both writing and acting), Akhavan is sure to be… Continue reading Sundance: Newcomer Desiree Akhavan on Her Debut ‘Appropriate Behavior’ and Dodging Comparisons To Lena Dunham
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On Monday afternoon, Lena Dunham, who wrote and directed the beautifully received SXSW discovery Tiny Furniture in 2010, returned to Austin to share the first three episodes of her new HBO series Girls. Her latest creation is a terrifically fresh, recognizable portrait of being young, smart and adrift in a city that isn’t there to serve… Continue reading SXSW: Festival homegirl Lena Dunham premieres three episodes of her new HBO series ‘Girls’
Monday was a great day to be a Judd Apatow fan at South By Southwest — especially if you happened to be near the Paramount Theater. In the afternoon, the Austin-based festival premiered “Girls,” the new HBO series from wunderkind Lena Dunham, which Apatow produced with his “Undeclared” cohort, Jennifer Konner.
Following the debut of “Girls” — three episodes screened to wild praise and applause — the Paramount was home to… Continue reading SXSW 2012: Jonah Hill, Channing Tatum, Lena Dunham, Judd Apatow Invade Austin (PHOTOS)
The estate of sultry jazz singer and actress Lena Horne is selling some of the fancy gowns, jewelry, fine art and books that filled her New York… Continue reading Lena Hornes NYC apartment artifacts to be sold