All the Things We Learned From the ‘Girls’ Season 3 Trailer


Surprise! HBO released the trailer for Girls a few days earlier than expected, after Lena Dunham already teased it on Instagram. The video follows the familiar hallmarks of Girls: bold interstitials, muted colors, snappy editing, poppy music, and eventually uplifting vibes. There’s a lot of information to cull from this trailer (and obsessively, irrationally read into), so let’s get started!

First off, we learn that Hannah hates nature. (She just straight-up topples to the ground and whines, “I hate this!!!”) But when your boyfriend looks like he belongs on a farm in Vermont, and likes to build his own furniture, you should probably expect some quality time in the woods. It’s good to know that Hannah’s new haircut doesn’t mean she’s any more athletic. Also, for some reason, Shoshanna is along for the ride, looking alarmingly makeup-free. Is the fact that she’s not glamping a sign of her downward spiral?

Meanwhile, Jessa continues to be oblivious to most things regarding her own personal life. “Can you believe my friend told me she died because she didn’t want to hang out with me?” Oh, Jessa. Never change.

In case you were wondering, that lump on the bed is Marnie. So, to answer the question, “How is Marnie doing?” — not that great. Though based on clips of her running and doing pullups throughout New York City, at least it looks like she’s keeping active. I take it her reunion with Charlie did not last long.

Shoshanna proclaims “my life is a mess,” which ostensibly means that she’s sleeping with random men, doing strange curly things with her hair, and camping out in the library. To be perfectly honest, #hotmessshoshanna doesn’t seem like that much of a hot mess. She seems the appropriate Shoshanna-y amount. But enough to be worried about her keen, mathematical mind.

Ray and Shoshanna both take long, longing glances at each other because they obviously love one another, but will they or won’t they get back together? It’s easily going to be the relationship question of the season.

All signs point to Hannah Horvath getting a “grown-up job” in the kind of fancy publishing office that has lots of glassy windows and requires business-casual dress.

But she still freaks out a lot because being an adult is really, really hard. It’s good to know that our Hannah’s not changing too much.

Then, for some inexplicable reason, she twerks on a gravestone. I don’t even want to try to analyze this.

While we can gather that all the other Girls characters have pretty floundering love lives, it looks like Hannah and Adam are back together, and going strong. I guess there has to be at least one stable relationship per season, and this time it’s Hannah and Adam who get the honors.

Perhaps the most important information to glean from this trailer is that the cast goes on some kind of beach vacation. You gotta love a special holiday episode. Shit always gets real.