Lena Dunham Discusses Sex OCD and Being Generational in Rolling Stone

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Last week, Lena Dunham told a well-behaved crowd at a Boston museum that the “I may be the voice of my generation,” line from Girls haunts her.

Also haunting her since the 2012 pilot of the show: criticism about the lack of diversity and of course, her body. Just last Sunday a corner of the internet exploded because of an episode (called “One Man’s Trash”) where Dunham, who dates .fun guitarist Jack Antonoff in real life, played naked ping-pong with a conventionally attractive older man played by Patrick Wilson. (Wilson’s wife jumped to Dunham’s defense on Twitter, listing her own flaws.)

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, comedian, writer, actress, and actual feminist Lena Dunham admits she doesn’t always feel “connected” to the twentysomething lifestyle.  Continue reading “Lena Dunham Discusses Sex OCD and Being Generational in Rolling Stone”

Lena Dunham Talks Racism, Nudity, Jodie Foster, Heels and Body Image with Howard Stern

Lena Dunham howard SternLena Dunham called in to The Howard Stern Show on the 16th, covering a plethora of topics including her own nudity, the lack of nudity from the other female cast members on Girls, the ethnicity controversy, and Howard’s original and new opinion of her and the show.

Dunham said she first found out about Howard’s criticism of her while sitting backstage at The Today Show with British co-star Jemima Kirke and that she “thought it was funny” that he compared her to Jonah Hill (she returned the favor by comparing him to her presumably feisty Grandma Dot).  Continue reading “Lena Dunham Talks Racism, Nudity, Jodie Foster, Heels and Body Image with Howard Stern”

Here’s That Lena Dunham ‘First Time’ Video That Everyone Freaked Out Over

Girls creator Lena Dunham released a campaign ad for Barack Obama that playfully compared voting for the first time to losing your virginity and the conservatives who would rather pretend sex doesn’t exist and shove it in a corner like it’s a haunted ventriloquist doll predictably hated it.

“It tickles me to no end that while my twitter feed was blowing up with conservative hate,” Dunham wrote on Twitter. “I was literally hanging out in a pile of bisexuals.”

The most outrageous response to the video came from Ben Shapiro of BigGovernment.com, who said that Obama is exploiting young women.  Continue reading “Here’s That Lena Dunham ‘First Time’ Video That Everyone Freaked Out Over”

‘Girls,’ ‘Game Of Thrones,’ ‘Degrassi’ And ‘American Horror Story’ Among Emmy Nominees

Lena Dunham and her highly-criticized (hilariously random and painfully awkward) HBO comedy Girls are nominated for three Emmys this year for directing, Comedy Actress and Comedy Series.

Other personal favorites include Supporting Drama Actor Peter Dinklage who won for his portrayal of Tyrion “The Imp” Lannister in 2011, Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston, The Voice (Reality Competition Program), Degrassi (Children’s Program), and Seth Green’s Robot Chicken.

Jimmy Fallon, whose gig as Late Night show host has been on since 2009, earned a nod for Outstanding Variety and Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for SNL (along with Melissa McCarthy and Maya Rudolph).  Continue reading “‘Girls,’ ‘Game Of Thrones,’ ‘Degrassi’ And ‘American Horror Story’ Among Emmy Nominees”

Lena Dunham Talks About Friend And Mentor Nora Ephron In ‘The New Yorker’

Lena Dunham‘s indie comedy Tiny Furniture debuted in 2010 and garnered attention from more than Girls producer Judd Apatow, who expressed interest in working with her after seeing it.

Recently deceased writer/director extraordinaire Nora Ephron also saw something in Lena Dunham, whom she befriended and subsequently mentored.

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Lena Dunham Defends White ‘Girls’

Lena Dunham has come to the defense of the show she created, writes, directs and stars in. HBO’s Girls (produced by Judd Apatow) has come under fire for being only about white women who don’t have to work.

These “rich white girl” complaints are easy to dismiss. I honestly couldn’t care less about diversity because so many shows with a variety of skin tones seem to have cast that way to avoid criticisms of this very nature. And who exactly is concerned about this? I’m guessing white women and men who caught half an episode or less. Was Friends diverse? Sex And The City? The Cosby ShowEntourage? Seinfeld? God no.

Gimme an ice pick to the eye every time I hear someone making a hullabaloo over Lena Dunham unless it’s because she’s original, funny and not afraid to “go there.”  Continue reading “Lena Dunham Defends White ‘Girls’”

‘Don’t Trust The B In Apartment 23’ And Lena Dunham’s ‘Girls’ Are TV Gold

American Dad producer Nahnatchka Khan and Tiny Furniture writer/director Lena Dunham are the driving female forces behind two of the best new comedies of the past five years, ABC’s Don’t Trust The B—- In Apartment 23 and HBO’s Girls.

Don’t Trust The Bitch In Apt 23 stars Krysten Ritter and James Van Der Beek like you’ve never seen them. Ritter you may know as the drug-addicted girlfriend of Breaking Bad‘s Jesse Pinkman on. The role is more similar to the one she played in She’s Out Of My League, only twenty times more sarcastic and over the top.  Continue reading “‘Don’t Trust The B In Apartment 23’ And Lena Dunham’s ‘Girls’ Are TV Gold”