Guests: Jenni Konner & Kyle Buchanan
On this week's Pop Culture Confidential: Jenni Konner, executive producer, writer and co-showrunner of HBO's "Girls", alongside show creator and star Lena Dunham. Jenni Konner started her career as a writer on Judd Apatow’s Undeclared and went on to become co-exec producer, with Apatow, on the groundbreaking series Girls. We talk about the cultural impact of the series, her close collaboration and friendship with Lena Dunham, their new feminist newsletter The Lenny Letter and why season six of Girls will be it’s last!
Season 5 of Girls just premiered on HBO/HBO Nordic.
And Oscar Sunday is finally here! The great Kyle Buchanan, senior editor of New York Magazine/Vulture and Christina talk through what is the most confusing Oscar year ever! Is it three-way race for Best Picture between The Revenant, Spotlight and The Big Short? Leo DiCaprio has been doing excellent campaign work, they say, what does that mean? All the last pro tips you will need to win your Oscar pool!
The Academy Awards are aired on Sunday.
Jenni Konner is the Executive producer, writer and co-showrunner of HBO's "Girls", alongside show creator and star Lena Dunham. She is also the Co-Founder of The Lenny Letter.
Kyle Buchanan is the Senior Editor for New York magazine’s entertainment website, Vulture.com, Movies Editor for New York Magazine, where he writes pop culture essays and interviews in addition to his contributions to the magazine. Buchanan is also the co-lead editor at Movieline, and has held staff positions at The Advocate, where he served as chief film critic.