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Music Video: Lena Dunham has directed Bleachers’ new music video, and it’s GREAT

Is there anything better than when pair of cool, creative individuals who also happen to be romantically involved collaborate to make something glorious together? No, I answer myself, there is not, which is why this new offering from super-couple Lena Dunham and her musician boyfriend Jack Antonoff, lead singer of Bleachers, is so fantastic.

Lena directed the new video for the band’s unashamedly bouncy new song I Wanna Get Better. It takes place mainly in a psychiatrist’s office, with Jack nodding wearily along while all manner of crazies recount their various ails to him. The combination of hazy sunlit shots and the gems that come out of the patients’ mouths bear the stamp of Lena’s weird but brilliant witticisms. Watch out for the moment when the paranoid housewife, the misguided wild-child and the over-worked middle-aged man get together to perform choreographed dance moves and harmonise to the song. Ahhhhh.

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Bleachers: I Wanna Get Better, directed by Lena Dunham (still)

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Bleachers: I Wanna Get Better, directed by Lena Dunham (still)

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Bleachers: I Wanna Get Better, directed by Lena Dunham (still)

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Bleachers: I Wanna Get Better, directed by Lena Dunham (still)

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Bleachers: I Wanna Get Better, directed by Lena Dunham (still)