The HBO hit “Girls” has successfully tugged at twenty-somethings’ heartstrings. The series has swept college campuses; students similarly struggling to find themselves have called the comedy “relatable”–including fans at Emerson College, who have attracted the attention of the show’s writer, director and star Lena Dunham.
Twenty-six-year-old Dunham will be heading to the Hub on February 6th to give a lecture about her quick rise to fame, alongside her mother, visual artist and filmmaker Laurie Simmons. Hosted by the Museum of Fine Arts, the event, titled “Mother and Daughter: Voices of Two Generations” is intended to “engage these artistic minds in conversation, revealing insights both comic and poignant into their creative processes, work and relationship.”
With Dunham’s arrival fast approaching, Emerson students took to Twitter, launching a social media campaign in hopes of luring the leading lady to campus. Using the hashtag #emersonlikesGIRLS, they started repeatedly tweeting at Dunham.
And their efforts didn’t go unnoticed. Dunham tweeted back Tuesday night:
That tweet, at time of publication, has been both retweeted and favorited nearly 500 times.
The first assumption was that the campaign was a product of Emerson Professor David Gerzof’s social media class, who’s been known to attract celebrities like Patriots player Rob Gronkowski and former New England wide receiver Chad Ochocinco. He confirmed the campaign was not his class’s social media stunt, however, but instead the work of Women in Motion, a filmmaking organization on campus.
Dunham’s sold-out February event will follow a viewing of her feature film “Tiny Furniture,” which she wrote and directed in 2010. For those who weren’t able to snag tickets of the mother-daughter conversation, however, they can still watch Dunham’s film on February 6th, or catch it again on Saturday, February 9th.
Let’s just hope for Emerson’s sake that when Dunham says “next time,” she means it.
Love “Girls?” Check out some funny memes from the show below.