Does the 'Girls' Season 4 Trailer Make a Joke at Selena Gomez's Expense?

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Lena Dunham in the Season Four premiere of HBO's 'Girls.'

The trailer for season 4 of HBO's Girls is here (hurray!) and it features the following hilarious exchange between Lena Dunham and Jemina Kirke's characters.

Jessa: The heart wants what it wants.

Hannah: You do know who you're quoting, right?

Hannah's reaction mirrors what the Internet collectively asked when Selena Gomez released her latest single, "The Heart Wants What It Wants," a track purportedly about Justin Bieber -- "You do know who you're quoting, right?"

While Emily Dickinson coined the phrase, it's most commonly associated these days (at least pre-Selena) with Woody Allen, who used it as his explanation/defense for marrying his significant other's adopted daughter.

So yeah, a lot of people (admittedly, most of them over 20 and probably not Gomez's target audience) were weirded out when she released a song with that title.

But is Girls having a little bit of fun at her expense?

Gomez released "The Heart Wants What It Wants" in November, but Girls season 4 reportedly wrapped production in August, so it's more than likely the joke is just a strange coincidence.

But the trailer, on the other hand, was probably edited and approved after Gomez's single came out, so it's entirely possible that while the joke's genesis wasn't Selena-related, it's being included in the trailer to capitalize on the coincidence.

Either way, the trailer also features Peter Pan, who for some reason isn't flying.

P.S. If you're curious about the song playing in the background, it comes from L.A. alt-rockers Nico Vega and is called "I Believe (Get Over Yourself)," which was co-written by Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons.


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