Post College Stress Disorder
Post college angst, many are familiar with it. The sense of disillusionment at having a degree yet not knowing what to do: the crappy job, the forgotten boyfriends, the fruitless love trysts and, of course, the seeming pressure from family to make it. Filmmaker Lena Dunham, 24 years old, illustrates all of these in her latest film Tiny Furniture which she wrote, directed and starred in, alongside her real life Mom, artist Laurie Simmons and her sister, who plays her sister in the film. Tiny Furniture tells the story of Aura as she returns from her liberal arts college and moves back home into her pristine TriBeCa loft, trying to make her way. She goes to bad art shows and parties, revisits unhealthy friendships and experiences existential angst. The film has done remarkably well winning awards across the nation and taking audiences and critics by storm.