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Go See “Tight Shots” Tonight!

I spend about half my time writing about Jewish subjects. The other half is spent overseeing the video content at the sex-themed website Nerve.com. As I don't find too many opportunities to bring these  two halves together, I'm grateful to … Read More

By / July 10, 2007

I spend about half my time writing about Jewish subjects. The other half is spent overseeing the video content at the sex-themed website Nerve.com. As I don't find too many opportunities to bring these  two halves together, I'm grateful to have the chance to tell you about Nerve's new Web series, "Tight Shots," here on Jewcy. "Tight Shots" is the semi-true story of six New York film school grads trying to make a movie about the "budding sexuality" of  a 15-year-old girl in the deep south. They are not having much success, and not only because they know nothing about the deep south. There is also the problem of them all sleeping together. Most of the credit for Tight Shots goes to 21-year-old Oberlin senior Lena Dunham, who created and directed the series. Dunham's resume already includes a feature film she shot this summer,  a short selected by the 2007 Slamdance film festival , and another short, co-written with her mother,  which stars Meryl Streep. I appreciate that I couldn't be more biased, but I really believe that Tight Shots is an important piece of filmmaking.  It puts the talents of a great young director on full display and may be the best example to date of the quality of original Web video.  With our very minimal budget, Nerve Video can't provide Hollywood production value, but I hope you'll agree that Dunham's gift for moving seamlessly between the hilarious and the dramatic more than makes up for the fact that we couldn't provide her with enough lightening or the best sound equipment. For more info on Dunham and her superb cast, please visit: www.tightshots.tv For those of you in New York, we're having an official "Tight Shots" premiere tonight at the Two Boots Pioneer Theater (East 3rd between Avenues A and B).  You can no longer order tickets online, but a limited number of seats should still be available at the box office. After the screening of all 10 episodes, the cast will be sticking around for a Q& A. If you show up and tell me that Jewcy sent you, you'll receive a warm handshake. Thanks for your time and for helping me to bring Jews and sexy videos together at last.

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