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If you are bummed that you have to wait until Sunday to see Lena Dunham on "Girls", stop your crying. The actor/director/producer of the popular HBO show will be headling on "Saturday Night Live Tonight". Catch a bit of humour in these scenes.

There’s no Kickstarter or IndieGoGo attached to the TV pilot project,"Twenties." In an effort to get more representations of women of color on TV, creators of the new show are asking viewers to spread the word and share with 20 friends. So do it already.

The hit HBO show Girls is back for its second season, and HBO has put out not one but two trailers leading up to the January 13th premiere. Check them both out after the jump, along with a bonus drinking game created by Twitter user @HansHellish (drink when Hannah is naked, when Adam's torso is exposed, and when someone is having an unfulfilling sexual experience, to name a few scenarios).

Lena Dunham has created a campaign ad for Barack Obama that's both cheeky and tongue-in-cheek. In the ad, Dunham talks about how your "first time" should be with someone special: "a guy who cares whether you get birth control, and specifically whether you get birth control." Of course Dunham is talking about voting, not sex, but her ad targeting young, pop culture-aware voters has not gone over well with conservatives, who think it's too sexual, and blah blah blah. Who cares about them anyway. Watch it below.

A new YouTube video from Peter Moses, Frank Cappello, and Michael Ciulla is a trailer for the mock HBO show "Boys," an obvious parody of the Lena Dunham hit. The video skewers Dunham's previous work ("Large Utensils"), the nepotism many critics have pointed to in Girls ("Written and directed by Wolf Blitzer's son Bear Blitzer"), and the characters' narcissism and laziness. Watch the full video after the jump.

"Girls is a show by and about urban women in their early twenties, so naturally it's drawing its biggest ratings among white dudes over 50," writes Vulture's Josef Adalian. "Wait, what? It's true: According to Nielsen data supplied to Vulture by HBO, a full 22 percent of Girls' audience has a penis and was born before the Beatles hit American shores, and no other single demographic group comes close in its love for Lena Dunham and her sexually curious Scooby gang."
On the blog Racialicious, Kendra James writes about HBO's new series "Girls" and the way the show (mis)handles race; despite the fact that only 1/3 of the borough's residents are white, so far the show's characters are all white, save for a few bit parts that play to racial stereotypes. "Dunham’s show eliminate not only the other two-thirds of Brooklyn that exist, the reality of a minority-majority NYC population, but also the reality that my friends and I are currently living," writes James. "Once again, we’ve been erased from a narrative."

After the jump, watch the trailer for Lena Dunham's highly anticipated show Girls, which premieres this Sunday, April 15, on HBO. Written, directed, and co-produced by Dunham, who first made her mark in the 2010 indie film Tiny Furniture, the new show features four New York City women of the Millennial generation who grapple with money, identity, and other who-am-I-what-am-I-doing questions. The show is already garnering rave reviews from critics.