'Girls' Star Zosia Mamet -- Much-Mocked Kickstarter Fizzles Out
'Girls' Star Zosia MametMuch-Mocked KickstarterFizzles At $2,783
6/9/2013 1:00 PM PT
Zosia Mamet is enjoying a cultural moment as one of HBO's "Girls" ... but NOBODY WANTS A CRAPPY MUSIC VIDEO from Shoshanna and her bad-banjo-playing sister ... we know, because their Kickstarter campaign just ended -- and it BOMBED.
The HUGELY MOCKED effort -- which closed today just before 1:00 PM PT -- raised the pathetic sum of $2,783. That's less than 10% of their goal of $32,000 ... and Kickstarter is an all-or-nothing deal ... so they get NOTHING.
Zosia and younger sister Clara announced the video May 26 ... and the Internet trolling was INTENSE ... especially because the self-styled Cabin Sisters say they started the banjo-and-body-percussion band as "an excuse to spend more time together." It didn't help that the girls share a famous father and make TV-star salaries (Clara is on ABC's "The Neighbors).
Some thought the tone-deaf plea was a prank ... meant to call out Zach Braff, Kristen Bell and others for milking Kickstarter ... but TMZ confirmed with reps -- the girls were serious.
Braff and Bell proved that a good idea can BLOW UP on Kickstarter ... Braff's "Wish I Was Here" raised $3,105,473, and the "Veronica Mars" movie raised a whopping $5,702,153.
The Mamet sisters' highest pledge was $100 ... and nobody TOUCHED any of the 7 higher price points ... in all, only 80 people backed the widely publicized project -- most pitching in a buck.
Too bad they can't keep the dough they DID raise ... enough to buy a couple of sad trombones.