It doesn't matter whether you like Girls or not - the bigger story is that new people are taking over your screens. Dunham is an exciting high point in the slow emergence of Mumblecore, the mid-2000s low-budget movie phenomenon that fascinated indie film lovers but barely made it to UK screens.
If there's one director that divides opinion more dramatically than Moses divided the Red Sea, it's Wes Anderson. Like a walking, talking, film directing Twiglet, you either love him or you hate him.
There's been plenty of talk about the state of the British film industry lately - calls for more King's Speeches, more commercially viable movie product that will generate money and is worth investing in in the first place. What the bigwigs fail to understand is how frail the infrastructure of the homegrown industry is.