Lean Dunham at the Golden Globes (Photo : Reuters)
Lena Dunham is not a human. She's a machine. As actress, producer, writer, and co-director of her HBO series Girls, it's hard to imagine that she has any time to sleep. On top of that, she recently signed a book contract with Random House for $3.7 million and is now teaming up with Girls' executive producer Jenni Konner to begin work on a new television series for HBO.
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The series is set in New York City and based on the upcoming memoir of famous personal shopper Betty Halbreich. Halbreich, 85, has run her own personal shopping service out of Bergdorf Goodman since 1976. Her memoir, All Dressed Up and Everywhere to Go, chronicles her life working with celebrities such as Meryl Streep, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Glenn Close, according to Time.
The show will provide insight to Manhattan's world of high fashion, a nice contrast to Dunham and Konner's Girls, which follows the lives of young and struggling Brooklynites. Dunham recently signed on for a 12-episode third season for Girls with HBO in addition to the new Halbreich series. With the wild success of Girls first two seasons, it's clear to see why HBO wants to keep her around.
Dunham snagged two Golden Globes earlier this month for her work on Girls, a show that perfectly captures the lives of recent college grads adjusting to real life in a city where dreams are constantly squandered. The show frequents casual sex, betrayal, and drug use, the perfect combination for a killer HBO series. Her new show will enter the world of the fashionita, tapping into another slice of rich New York City culture.
Dunham's career launched in 2010 after the release of her first full-length feature Tiny Furniture. The stagnant, satirical tone and alluring characters is mirrored in Girls and defines Dunham's unique and effective style. With more and more on the way for Dunham, her technique will fine-tune itself and send her even further along the path to stardom. At age 26, she's already halfway there.