Jimmy Fallon and Lena Dunham Talk '90s Coming of Age Masterpiece, Confuse London Twins
The peril of writing and starring in one’s own television show is that it is very easy for people to believe that the character and its creator are one in the same. As Lena Dunham in no way shies from making Hannah Horvath completely unlikable and infuriating much of the time, this can prove especially problematic. But, between her tweets and interviews, she’s joined my list of imaginary celebrity best friends, along with Gillian Jacobs, JLaw and Aisha Tyler. And now I know what we’ll do at our first imaginary best friend sleepover—watch ’90s Reese Witherspoon dramas, chiefly Man in the Moon.
Last night, Dunham appeared on The Tonight Show where she and Jimmy Fallon discussed the fact that they both used to work at video stores (anyone else in the video store worker club? Hollywood Video, bishes. *raises roof* I wanted to/still want to be Randal Graves when I grow up.) They then began talking the 1991 coming-of-age classic Man in the Moon starring Reese Witherspoon and a London (for the record, it’s Jason—Jason is Man in the Moon/Dazed and Confused, Jeremy is Mallrats/crack hostage, and they are both messes.)
They also played Pyramid with Hugh Dancy and Questlove. That was good, too, I’m just really here for the Man in the Moon though.
Sometimes in life, needs you didn’t even know you had become fulfilled. And, now, all I want in the world is an entire program devoted to Lena and Jimmy talking coming-of-age dramas. I will start the Kickstarter at once.