I don’t know what it is about this trailer, but I really, really want to see this. Maybe it is the Felicity dig. Tiny Furniture is a little indie film that was at SXSW 2010 and has been picked up by IFC Films. Newcomer Lena Dunham writes, directs, and stars as the main character, Aura. It should also be noted that the mother and sister in the movie are actually Dunham’s real mother and sister. I like witty humor, and I give props to any average girl who will film herself in a bikini. Official Synopsis:
22-year-old Aura returns home to her artist mother’s TriBeCa loft with the following: a useless film theory degree, 357 hits on her Youtube page, a boyfriend who’s left her to find himself at Burning Man, a dying hamster, and her tail between her legs. Luckily, her trainwreck childhood best friend never left home, the restaurant down the block is hiring, and ill-advised romantic possibilities lurk around every corner. Aura quickly throws away her liberal-arts clogs and careens into her old/new life: a dead-end hostess job, parties on chilly East Village fire escapes, stealing twenties out of her mother’s Prada purse, pathetic Brooklyn “art shows,” prison-style tattoos done out of sheer boredom, drinking all the wine in her mother’s neatly organized cabinets, competing with her prodigious teenage sister, and desperate sex in a giant metal pipe. Surrounded on all sides by what she could become, Aura just wants someone to tell her who she is.
Tiny Furniture is in theatres November 12, 2010.