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16.1.14

Lena Dunham on Vogue


We called it. In the blog post we did last week about Girls stars on magazine covers, we hinted that show creator, writer, director and producer, Lena Dunham, will be on the cover of Vogue for February. 

The tell-tale sign was when Elle released it's covers for February, with Amy Poehler, Zooey Deschanel, Mindy Kaling and Girls co-star, Allison Williams. It seemed odd to see Allison on the cover as the central theme of all these cover stars was that they all contribute to their shows, either they created, write or produce the shows. Allison just stars on Girls. Which then made us think- hey, maybe Lena got the big one, Vogue. It makes sense.

The piece is available here

Here's what she spoke about:

On ‘Girls’ being different from other shows: 
“There was a sense that I and many women I knew had been led astray by Hollywood and television depictions of sexuality. Seeing somebody who looks like you having sex on television is a less comfortable experience than seeing somebody who looks like nobody you’ve ever met. Critics said, ‘That guy wouldn’t date that girl!’ It’s like, ‘Have you been out on the street lately?’ Everyone dates everyone, for lots of reasons we can’t understand. Sexuality isn’t a perfect puzzle, like, ‘He has a nice nose and she has a nice nose! She’s got great breasts and he’s got great calves! And so they’re going to live happily ever after in a house that was purchased with their modelling money!’ It’s a complicated thing. I want people ultimately, even if they’re disturbed by certain moments, to feel bolstered and normalized by the sex that’s on the show.”

Her younger years:
“I thought of myself as relatively unpopular. It wasn’t anybody’s fault—I didn’t go to high school with mean kids—but I didn’t feel part of it. . . I didn’t really start to feel like I had friends in a real way until I graduated from college and became engaged with the people I’d be engaged with professionally.”

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