Zosia Mamet, aka Shoshanna in Girls, wants to make a music video with her sister Clara. Of course, her friend and co-star Lena Dunham has been very supportive. Her message below has been retweeted 135 times and counting.
Sure - I'm all for supporting start ups and unknown pioneers-in-the-making that wouldn't be able to launch their book, film, clothing line without the benefits of public backing. However, does the star of one of television's most recent success stories really need to call upon her fans to dip into their pockets and lift her music career off the ground with a super plush video? I don't think so, but even if the expensive filming kit is essential - Zosia is surrounded by camera crews most days of the week. Isn't it all about who you know?
The girls beg to differ. In a pledge to their fans, they write, "Being in the entertainment industry has its lesser known downsides, like being taken out of the town your family lives in or the demanding schedules that prevent attendance at family functions. We are, despite our wonderful jobs at Girls and Neighbors, just sisters".
Nice try, but that's a sob story that I just can't buy. Not even with your offer of a signed director's chair from Girls season two in exchange for $8,000. A chair for 8,000 bucks? How very generous.
In their final plea to get people to donate towards their "visual artistry" project, the sisters write, "It is an expensive proposition when all is said and done, but we have a realistic budget that we know we can make work. So, please please join us in the fight against heartbreak!"
$32,000 to fight an emotion which has been written about by thousands of musicians before them? I'm all for romance, but that's a battle I won't be joining.
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