Lena Dunham Explains Girls to Stephen Colbert, Calls Him “A Shoshanna” (VIDEO)
Lena Dunham, the executive producer, star, writer, creator, and director of Girls on HBO, paid a visit to The Colbert Report yesterday (May 3), and it turns out that she and Stephen have major chemistry.
Maybe not the romantic kind, but more like the chemistry between a comic duo. They banter about the Britney Spears song “I’m Not a Girl, Not Yet a Woman,” she attempts to explain what Girls is about, and she calls Stephen “a Shoshanna.” More explicitly, she tells him, “You’re a Juicy sweatsuit-wearing, self-help-loving girl from Long Island.”
Most interesting though, is Lena’s preview of what to expect in upcoming episodes. She tells Stephen that the show is about girls figuring out what they want out of work and love, but also “whether your friendships are satisfying you or you’re just stuck in them because they’re the people you met during college.” This seems like a more-than-worthy topic to explore on TV, and something so sensitive that it rarely gets covered. Do you really like all of your friends or are you just stuck with them?
Lena also hints at the backlash she and her show have received after Stephen tells her he’s worried about her. She replies, “I wasn’t worried about me until recently.” But now that the anti-Girls voices have died down a bit, it seems like the only thing Lena has to worry about is writing and casting Season 2.