Kickstarter Campaign by ‘Girls’ Actress — Daughter of Famous Playwright — Fails After Being Widely Mocked

Jun 10, 2013  •  Post A Comment

A Kickstarter fundraising effort by an actress who’s one of the stars of HBO’s "Girls" was shut down after failing to reach its goal, TMZ.com reports.

The campaign by actress Zosia Mamet, which the story says was "hugely mocked," closed Sunday after having raised only $2,783, less than 10% of its goal of $32,000.

The effort was from Mamet and her younger sister, Clara, who wanted to raise money to make a music video. One of the reasons for raising the funds for their banjo-and-body-percussion band was for "an excuse to spend more time together."

Some thought the campaign was a prank, given that their father is the famed playwright David Mamet and they earn television-star salaries. Clara Mamet appears on ABC’s "The Neighbors."

Because they didn’t meet their goal, the pair won’t receive any of the money. Their highest pledge was $100, and only 80 people backed the project, with most promising only $1 in support.

zosia-mamet.jpgZosia Mamet


  1. Zosia, you should have started with a Kickstarter fundraiser for plastic surgery. Shhessh – there is a phrase I like to throw out there every now and then ~ “Horse meat is tough to eat, but a horse face is tougher to look at.”

  2. I have a better phrase. Cheap bastard, use your own money!

  3. No kidding – Muppet-Faced Mamet should be pledging money to KickStarter and other crowd financing services & not potentially taking money away from projects that are counting on crowd financing to complete.

  4. I’m pretty sure that this was a prank to shine the light on how ridiculous this is getting with rich celebrities asking fans to bankroll their pet projects.

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