Shoshanna From Girls Has Started A Band And Needs You To Pay For It

She has raised only $356 of the $32,000 she desperately needs to make the most pretentious sounding film clip in recent history. Chip in, internet!

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So it turns out Zosia Mamet — the anxiety-ridden queen of naivety Shoshanna from Girls — has a sister. Her sister’s name is Clara, and she is also on TV. 

Together, Zosia and Clara started a folk band. Their band is called The Cabin Sisters, and they would like you to pay for its existence, please.


#nofilter. Lolz, J/K.

The Cabin Sisters have a “unique brand of folk” featuring “body percussion, banjo and harmonies” (oh no), and they would like your help to fund their first music video. Which will cost, for some reason, $32,000 to make.

Kickstarter write-ups are almost always kind of cringey, but this one — I don’t even know where to start with this one. Spell check? Spell check would be a good place to start with this one.

“The universe has given us both an opportunity to make a living in our young adult lives as creative people and it is one of the greatest privledges a person could ask for, the ability to do what you love. This has become another opportunity for that privledge. 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.”

It is very hard having a job that you have to actually work at, apparently, when all you really want to do is make body percussion and attend family functions.

$32,000 is a lot of money for a music video, but the Mamet sisters assure us that this will be the best kind of music video; the kind that “includes beautiful gowns, statues, a large opulent loft space, extensive make-up, saturated tones needing anamorphic lens (for those technically inclined)”.

Unless that extensive makeup is encrusted with Fabergé eggs, this description in no way accounts for the expense. They’ve only raised $356 so far, shocking considering the reasonably priced and irresistible incentives on offer: a Skype session with the sisters worth $2000 for some reason; a $5000 trip to a film screening with Zosia, and a “very classy” premiere party afterwards (you can “mingle with the film industry”; there is no explicit mention of getting a tattoo with Lena Dunham afterwards, but it is totally implied); and a director-styled set chair with “Shoshanna” embroidered on its back, signed by the cast of Girls, for a cheeky $8000.

But give them a break, it is hard work being a musician. If only they had contacts in the TV industry who could help them out with access to equipment and sets and makeup and costumes. If only they had just some money saved up from Zosia’s brilliant role in one of the biggest shows on HBO, or from her guest part in Mad Men. If only they had some notable distant relation who could spot them some cash, instead of their boring old dad.

“We are, despite our wonderful jobs at GIRLS and NEIGHBORS, just sisters,” they plead. “So, please please join us in the fight against heartbreak!”