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‘Girls’ Showrunner Jenni Konner on the Secrets of Lena Dunham

27 September 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

For Variety’s latest issue, we asked “Girls” showrunner Jenni Konner to write a tribute for Lena Dunham, one of 50 people to make our New Power of New York list. Here’s why Dunham represents a new generation of movers and shakers that capture the best of Manhattan.  

Lena Dunham texts me every morning the minute she wakes up to make sure I’m alive. That might seem insane to you. I’m not completely sure why she does it. It might be love. It might be a morbid curiosity. It might be her Ocd.

Yes. She has Ocd. But you already know that, because Lena Dunham has already shared that with you. Just like so many parts of herself, she has boldly given them to you. And you, like me, are so lucky. Because maybe it makes you feel understood. Maybe it makes you laugh. Maybe it makes you feel seen and heard like you never »

- Jenni Konner

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Lena Dunham: How Leslie Jones Triumphed Over Internet Trolls

27 September 2016 7:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

For Variety’s latest issue, we asked Lena Dunham to write a tribute for “SNL” regular Leslie Jones, one of 50 people to make our New Power of New York list. Here’s why Jones represents a new generation of movers and shakers that capture the best of Manhattan.  

I first met Leslie Jones at “SNL.” She was a new writer and I was a terrified first-time host, being shuttled from office to office to hear pitches. Every conversation was a blur of clever puns and Harvard dude ingenuity (not knocking that approach, but it was different than mine). When I sat down in Leslie’s office my entire body breathed a sigh of relief: she was open about her own anxieties but so funny it didn’t matter, and she pitched a sketch in which I played Jesus’s prospective publicist.

While that never made it to air, I had no doubt that Leslie herself soon would »

- Lena Dunham

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Lena Dunham, Rachel Dratch Lead 2016 New York Television Festival Lineup

23 September 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Lena Dunham and Rachel Dratch are a few of the stars attached to the 2016 New York Television Festival, which unveiled its lineup on Friday. The festival will take place Oct. 24 – 29 in Manhattan.

“The independent television movement continues to thrive as we prepare for our 12th annual Festival,” said founder Terence Gray. “At its core, the Nytvf is rooted in the celebration of great creators — whether they are established or just beginning their careers — and creating an environment that fosters talent development and relationship-building.”

This year’s public festival line-up includes final season send-offs for SundanceTV’s “Rectify” and HBO’s “Girls,” with an appearance with series creator and star Lena Dunham. Other events include panels hosted by MTV, Pop, Seeso, TNT and truTV. Highlights from the schedule include:

Monday, Oct. 24

NBCUniversal’s Evp of digital enterprises Evan Shapiro and “How I Met Your Mother” creators Carter Bays and Craig Thomas join Nytvf Founder Terence Gray for an »

- Arya Roshanian

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Girls Does Florida! Lena Dunham Rocks a Bikini During Trip to the Sunshine State

30 July 2016 2:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Lena Dunham traded the Democratic National Convention stage for a boat while on a trip to Florida on Saturday. And instead of a glamorous white dress, she sported a black bucket hat and white two-piece swimsuit during her cruise on the ocean. The actress and writer posted two bikini-clad solo shots, captioning the first one, "#girlsdoesflorida." The second photo appears to be a selfie, and has the caption, "I'm a lifestyle blogger now. People love it!!! They love the sporty lifestyle! #girlsdoesflorida." #girlsdoesflorida A photo posted by Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) on Jul 30, 2016 at 9:18am Pdt I'm a lifestyle blogger now. »

- Blake Bakkila, @bcbakkila

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Girls Does Florida! Lena Dunham Rocks a Bikini During Trip to the Sunshine State

30 July 2016 2:25 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Lena Dunham traded the Democratic National Convention stage for a boat while on a trip to Florida on Saturday. And instead of a glamorous white dress, she sported a black bucket hat and white two-piece swimsuit during her cruise on the ocean. The actress and writer posted two bikini-clad solo shots, captioning the first one, "#girlsdoesflorida." The second photo appears to be a selfie, and has the caption, "I'm a lifestyle blogger now. People love it!!! They love the sporty lifestyle! #girlsdoesflorida." #girlsdoesflorida A photo posted by Lena Dunham (@lenadunham) on Jul 30, 2016 at 9:18am Pdt I'm a lifestyle blogger now. »

- Blake Bakkila, @bcbakkila

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‘Lean in Together’ Video: Emma Watson Praises Sofia Coppola, & Other Great Feminist Tributes

25 June 2016 11:39 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Behind every successful woman is another successful woman,” says the video for the new campaign “Lean In” by LeanIn.Org and AOL’s Makers, to celebrate the power of women supporting each other and the amazing things that happen when they do.

In the minute-and-a-half video, celebrities like Emma Watson, Lena Dunham, Eva Longoria, Kerry Washington and more thank the women who have helped them along the way and encouraged them to go further.

Sofia Coppola, she supported by work and she made me believe that I could do more,” says Watson, who worked with the helmer on “The Bling Ring.”

Read More: Oprah Winfrey, Amy Poehler & More Join ‘United States of Women’ Summit At White House

Girls” creator, Dunham, praised her collaborator Jenni Konner, while “Scandal” star Washington, stated, “I’m not really sure what my life would look like without Shonda Rhimes.”

The video really hopes that together women can get to equality, »

- Liz Calvario

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Peter Bart On Challenges For New HBO Programming Prexy Casey Bloys

14 June 2016 1:22 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Exclusive: Casey Bloys, the new President of Programming of HBO, had an announcement to make and he was excited about making it: There would be a new season of Curb Your Enthusiasm on HBO. The trouble was Bloys wasn't here at the Banff Media Festival to make programming announcements. He'd agreed some time ago to do a master class in comedy with Jenni Konner, the show runner on Girls. But in the meantime Bloys’ role had suddenly shifted: He was no longer just HBO's comedy… »

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12 Must-See Films at BAMCinemaFest 2016

13 June 2016 9:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

This month, Brooklyn plays home to the annual BAMCinemaFest, featuring both some tried and true festival favorites (imagine if Sundance just happened to take place in New York City in the summer) and some brand-new standouts. Here’s the best of what’s on offer, as curated and culled by the IndieWire film team.

Little Men” New York City-centric filmmaker Ira Sachs has long used his keen observational eye to track the worlds of the city’s adult denizens with features like “Love is Strange” and “Keep the Lights On,” but he’s going for a younger set of stars (and troubles) in his moving new feature, “Little Men.” The new film debuted at Sundance earlier this year, where it pulled plenty of heartstrings (including mine) with its gentle, deeply human story of two seemingly different young teens (Theo Taplitz as the worldly Jake, Michael Barbieri as the more rough and tumble Tony) who quickly bond when one of them moves into the other’s Brooklyn neighborhood. Jake and Tony become fast friends, but their relationship is threatened by drama brewing between their parents, as Jake’s parents own the small store that Tony’s mom operates below the family’s apartment.When Jake’s parents (Greg Kinnear and Jennifer Ehle) are bothered by looming money troubles, they turn to Tony’s mom (Paulina García) and ask her to pay a higher rent, a seemingly reasonable query that has heart-breaking consequences for both families and both boys. It’s a small story that hits hard, thanks to wonderful performances and the kind of emotion that’s hard to fake. – Kate Erbland “Kate Plays Christine

It’s usually easy enough to find common themes cropping up at various film festivals, but few people could have anticipated that this year’s Sundance would play home to two stories about Christine Chubbuck, a tragic tale that had been previously unknown by most of the population (the other Chubbuck story to crop up at Sundance was Antonio Campos’ closely observed narrative “Christine,” a winner in its own right). In 1974, Chubbuck — a television reporter for a local Sarasota, Florida TV station — killed herself live on air after a series of disappointing events and a lifetime of mental unhappiness. Robert Greene’s “Kate Plays Christine” takes an ambitious angle on Chubbuck’s story, mixing fact and fiction to present a story of an actress (Kate Lyn Sheil) grappling with her preparations to play Chubbuck in a narrative feature that doesn’t exist. Sheil is tasked with playing a mostly real version of herself, a heightened version of herself as the story winds on and even Chubbuck in a series of re-enactments. The concept is complex, but it pays off, and “Kate Plays Christine” is easily one of the year’s most ambitious and fascinating documentaries. – Ke

“Suited”

This eye-opening documentary focuses on Brooklyn-based tailoring company Bindle & Keep, which designs clothes for transgender and gender fluid clients. Produced by Lena Dunham and her “Girls” producer Jenni Konner, the HBO Documentary looks at fashion through the eyes of several people across the gender identity spectrum, including a transitioning teen in need of a suit for his Bar Mitzvah and a transgender man buying a tuxedo for his wedding. The film has a deep personal connection to Dunham, whose gender nonconforming sister Grace has been a vocal activist within the transgender community. “Suited” is the first solo-directing effort from Jason Benjamin, who previously co-directed the 2002 documentary “Carnival Roots,” about Trinidad & Tobago’s annual music festival. – Graham Winfrey

Wiener-Dog

Todd Solondz’s first directorial effort since 2011’s “Dark Horse” is literally about an animal this time. “Wiener-Dog” follows a dachshund that goes from one strange owner to the next, serving as a central character in four stories that bring out the pointlessness of human existence. The offbeat comedy’s stellar cast includes Greta Gerwig, Danny DeVito, Julie Delpy and “Girls’” Zosia Mamet. Amazon nabbed all domestic media rights to the film at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, while IFC Films is handling the theatrical release. Financed by Megan Ellison’s Annapurna Pictures and produced by Christine Vachon’s Killer Films, the film marked Solondz’s first movie to play at Sundance since 1995’s “Welcome to the Dollhouse.” – Gw

Last Night at the Alamo

Eagle Pennell has become lost to film history, despite making two of the most important films of the modern indie era. His 1978 film “The Whole Shootin’ Match” inspired Robert Redford to start Sundance and his 1984 classic “Last Night at the Alamo” has been championed by Tarantino and Linklater, who along with IFC Films and SXSW founder Louis Black is responsible for the restoration that will be playing at Bam. “Alamo,” which tells the story of a cowboy’s last ditch effort to save a local watering hole, is credited for having given birth to the Austin film scene and for laying the groundwork for the rebirth of the American indie that came later in the decade. Pennell’s career was cut short by alcoholism, but “Alamo” stands tribute to his incredible talent, pioneering spirit and the influence he’s had on so many great filmmakers. – Chris O’Falt

Read More: Indie Legend Who Inspired Sundance, ‘Reservoir Dogs’ And More Will Have Classic Films Restored

“Author: The J.T. LeRoy Story”

J.T. Leroy was an literary and pop culture sensation, until it was revealed that the HIV-positive, ex-male-prostitute teenage author was actually the creation of a 40 year old mother by the name Laura Albert.  Jeff Feuerzeig’s documentary, starring Albert and featuring her recorded phone calls from the hoax, is the best yarn of 2016. You will not believe the twist-and-turns of the behind the scenes story of how Albert pulled off the hoax and cultivated close relationships (with her sister-in-law posing at Jt) with celebrities like filmmaker Gus Van Sant and Smashing Pumpkins’ Bill Corgan, both of whom play key supporting roles in this stranger-than-fiction film. Trust us, “Author” will be one of the most entertaining films you see this summer. – Co

Dark Night

Loosely based on the 2012 shooting in Aurora, Colorado during a multiplex screening of “The Dark Knight,” Tim Sutton’s elegantly designed “Dark Night” contains a fascinating, enigmatic agenda. In its opening moments, Maica Armata’s mournful score plays out as we watch a traumatized face lit up by the red-blue glow of a nearby police car. Mirroring the media image of tragedy divorced from the lives affected by it, the ensuing movie fills in those details. Like Gus Van Sant’s “Elephant,” Sutton’s ambitious project dissects the moments surrounding the infamous event with a perceptive eye that avoids passing judgement. While some viewers may find this disaffected approach infuriating — the divisive Sundance reaction suggested as much — there’s no doubting the topicality of Sutton’s technique, which delves into the malaise of daily lives that surrounds every horrific event of this type with a keen eye. It may not change the gun control debate, but it adds a gorgeous and provocative footnote to the conversation. – Eric Kohn

A Stray

Musa Syeed’s tender look at a Somali refugee community in Minneapolis puts a human face on the immigration crisis through the exploits of Adan (Barkhad Abdirahman), a young man adrift in his solitary world. Kicked out by his mother and unwelcome at the local mosque where he tries to crash, Adan meets his only source of companionship in a stray dog he finds wandering the streets. Alternating between social outings and job prospects, Adan’s struggles never strain credibility, even when an FBI agent tries to wrestle control of his situation to turn him into a spy. Shot with near-documentary realism, Syed’s insightful portrait of his forlorn character’s life recalls the earlier films of Ramin Bahrani (“Man Push Cart,” “Chop Shop”), which also capture an oft-ignored side of modern America. With immigration stories all too frequently coopted for political fuel, “A Stray” provides a refreshingly intimate alternative, which should appeal to audiences curious about the bigger picture — or those who can relate to it. – Ek

Goat

After making a blistering impression at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, Andrew Neel’s fraternity psychodrama “Goat” comes to Bam with great acclaim and sky high anticipation. Starring breakout Ben Schnetzer and Nick Jonas, the film centers around a 19-year-old college student who pledges the same fraternity as his older brother, only to realize the world of hazing and endless parties is darker than he could ever imagine. In lesser hands, “Goat” would be a one-note takedown of hedonistic bro culture, but Neel’s slick direction brings you to the core of animalistic behavior and forces you to weigh the clashing egos of masculinity. By cutting underneath the layers of machismo, Neel creates a drama of insecurities buried beneath the war between predator and prey. It’s an intense and intelligent study of a world the movies have always been obsessed with. – Zack Sharf

Read More: Sundance: How Robert Greene and Kate Lyn Sheil Made the Festival’s Most Fascinating Documentary

The Childhood of a Leader

Brady Corbet has been one of the most reliable supporting actors in films like “Funny Games,” “Force Majeure,” “Clouds of Sils Maria” and more, and he even broke through as a lead in the great indie “Simon Killer,” but it turns out Corbet’s real skills are behind the camera. In his directorial debut, “The Childhood of a Leader,” the actor creates an unnerving period psychodrama that evokes shades of “The Omen” by way of Hitchcock. Set in Europe after Wwi, the movie follows a young boy as he develops a terrifying ego after witnessing the creation of the Treaty of Versailles. Cast members Robert Pattinson and Berenice Bejo deliver reliably strong turns, but it’s Corbet’s impressive control that makes the film a tightly-wound skin-crawler. His ambition is alive in every frame and detail, resulting in a commanding debut that announces him as a major filmmaker to watch. – Zs

The Love Witch

Meet your new obsession: A spellbinding homage to old pulp paperbacks and the Technicolor melodramas of the 1960s, Anna Biller’s “The Love Witch” is a throwback that’s told with the kind of perverse conviction and studied expertise that would make Quentin Tarantino blush. Shot in velvety 35mm, the film follows a beautiful, sociopathic, love-starved young witch named Elaine (Samantha Robinson, absolutely unforgettable in a demented breakthrough performance) as she blows into a coastal Californian town in desperate search of a replacement for her dead husband. Sex, death, Satanic rituals, God-level costume design, and cinema’s greatest tampon joke ensue, as Biller spins an arch but hyper-sincere story about the true price of patriarchy. – David Ehrlich

Morris From America

Coming-of-age movies are a dime a dozen (and the going rate is even cheaper at Sundance), but Chad Hartigan’s absurdly charming follow-up to “This Is Martin Bonner” puts a fresh spin on a tired genre. Played by lovable newcomer Markees Christmas, Morris is a 13-year-old New Yorker who’s forced to move to the suburbs of Germany when his widower dad (a note-perfect Craig Robinson) accepts a job as the coach of a Heidelberg soccer team. It’s tough being a teen, but Morris — as the only black kid in a foreign town that still has one foot stuck in the old world — has it way harder than most. But there’s a whole lot of joy here, as Hartigan’s sweet and sensitive fish out of water story leverages a handful of killer performances into a great little movie about becoming your own man. – De

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'Suited' Trailer: Lena Dunham-Produced Documentary About Tailors Specializing in Suits for Transgender Clients

18 May 2016 3:48 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The next season of "Girls" will also be its last, but that doesn't mean Lena Dunham is running out of things to do. The actor, showrunner and former Hammer to Nail contributor most recently produced "Suited," an HBO documentary airing next month. Watch its first trailer now. Read More: How Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner Helped Their 'Girls' Boom Op Make His Sundance Doc "Suited" concerns Bindle & Keep, a tailoring company whose clientele includes transgender shoppers, several of whom come to the store after having trouble finding formalwear that fits elsewhere. The trailer introduces several of theme clients, including a trans boy whose bah mitzvah is coming up and a man looking for a suit to get married in. "No one contacts us and says, 'I want a fitting,'" one of Bindle & Keep's owners says in narration. "They usually say, 'This is my story.'" Read More: »

- Michael Nordine

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Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff and Reese Witherspoon Celebrate Lena Dunham on Her 30th Birthday

13 May 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Lena Dunham is feeling the love from her famous friends. The Girls star and creator was showered with kind messages on social media Friday, which so happened to be her 30th birthday. Boyfriend Jack Antonoff celebrated his lady love with an adorable post writing, "happy birthday Ld love of my life I'm so thrilled you are 30 pic taken 2 hours ago wish I was back there in the car now. I'd be in hell without lena." happy birthday Ld love of my life I'm so thrilled you are 30 pic taken 2 hours ago wish I was back there in the car now. »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff and Reese Witherspoon Celebrate Lena Dunham on Her 30th Birthday

13 May 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Lena Dunham is feeling the love from her famous friends. The Girls star and creator was showered with kind messages on social media Friday, which so happened to be her 30th birthday. Boyfriend Jack Antonoff celebrated his lady love with an adorable post writing, "happy birthday Ld love of my life I'm so thrilled you are 30 pic taken 2 hours ago wish I was back there in the car now. I'd be in hell without lena." happy birthday Ld love of my life I'm so thrilled you are 30 pic taken 2 hours ago wish I was back there in the car now. »

- Karen Mizoguchi

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Lupita Nyong’o Defends Her Acting Choices in Lena Dunham’s ‘Lenny Letter’

3 May 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Just after Nikki M. James and Andrew Rannells announced this year’s Tony nominations, Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner’s newsletter, Lenny Letter, published a new essay by Academy Award winner (and first-time Tony nominee) Lupita Nyong’o. Much like Jennifer Lawrence before her, who used the space to discuss her place in Hollywood and the world of acting, the “Eclipsed” star reflects on why she chooses the roles she does. The essay, titled “Why I Chose a ‘Small Play’ over the Big Screen,” begins by reflecting on the award-winning “Eclipsed” from director Liesl Tommy and writer Danai Gurira, which Nyong’o describes as “a powerhouse of a story about the lives of five extraordinary women trapped by a rebel commander during the Liberian civil war.” Despite the fertile ground for ripe storytelling, the actor says she is still asked why she—“such a big star”—chose to do “such a small play? »

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20th Annual Webby Award Winners Announced

26 April 2016 9:30 AM, PDT | backstage.com | See recent Backstage news »

Girls” star and co-creator Lena Dunham, as well as actor and entrepreneur Jessica Alba, are among two winners announced for this year’s Webby Awards. Dunham and Alba are receiving special Webby Awards, along with Netflix, farcical newspaper The Onion, “Making a Murderer” creators Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, and #BlackLivesMatter founders Opal Tometi and Alicia Garza. Dunham and her “Girls” co-creator Jenni Konner will be honored with a Webby Special Achievement Award for founding Lenny Letter, a weekly online feminist newsletter boasting nearly half a million subscribers. Alba is receiving the Webby’s first-ever Entrepreneur of the Year Award for executing her vision as founder of the Honest Company, which emphasizes safety, health, and wellness in consumer-based products. Meanwhile, actor and comedian Tracy Morgan is taking home the Webby Award for Best Scripted Branded Entertainment for R/Ga’s online video “Tracy Morgan in a Christmas Miracle.” Netflix’s »

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Jenni Konner on Her ‘Girls’ Directing Debut, the ‘Taxi Driver’-Inspired Last Shot

18 April 2016 5:19 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Sunday night’s season five finale of “Girls” confirmed two already widely suspected truths: that Lena Dunham is an artistic prodigy who is able to convey and compartmentalize the nuance and angst of womanhood better than most writers and television series creators twice her age, and Jenni Konner, executive producer and writer of “Girls” and Dunham’s partner since the show’s creation, has now officially emerged as a heavily skilled director.

For Konner, who had zero directing experience prior to taking the reins on Sunday’s episode, ironically titled “I Love You Baby,” the impulse to add to her resume of producing and writing duties stemmed from being surrounded by the ever-inspiring and always supporting “Girls” cast and crew.

“I had been sitting next to the most talented people in the world for five years and watching them do their job and I really wanted an opportunity to direct the show before it ended, »

- Malina Saval

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Why was this the best 'Girls' season in years?

18 April 2016 2:00 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

When Girls began its fifth season, I feared it was struggling at least as much as its characters in the transition from carefree youth to mature adulthood. The early episodes had their moments, particularly our first glimpse of Shoshanna's new life in Japan, but the spark of the series' first few seasons wasn't quite there as Hannah and her friends fumbled around with new jobs, new relationships, and new responsibilities. (Season spoilers coming up just as soon as there's a pretty picture of me in the Financial Times round-up of books of the year...) But sometime around either the fifth episode (split between Hannah going on a spa retreat with her mom and another Shoshanna Tokyo interlude) or the sixth (which somehow made a spotlight on the usually loathsome Marnie into one of the show's best episodes ever), that newfound maturity turned out to be a feature, not a bug. »

- Alan Sepinwall

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‘Girls’ Star Alex Karpovsky Talks About Directing His First Episode, Ray’s Future With Marnie

16 April 2016 4:05 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The penultimate episode of “Girls” Season 5 was directed by longtime cast member Alex Karpovsky, and despite five feature films under his belt, this was his first foray into directing for TV. “Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner came over to me one day when we were shooting a scene upstate,” he told TheWrap of how the gig came about. “They asked me if directing an episode was something that appealed to me, and I said, ‘Yeah, it’s something that could be a lot of fun,’ and they went, ‘Great,’ and a few weeks later came back and assigned a specific. »

- Linda Ge

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Jane Fonda: 'It took me 30 years to get feminism'

10 April 2016 8:13 AM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

Actor, who is a prominent women’s rights campaigner, says she once saw women’s issues as a distraction from other problems

The actor and activist Jane Fonda has admitted that she was “a late bloomer” when it came to feminism, and it was not until she was in her 60s that she really understood the movement.

Writing in Lenny, Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner’s online newsletter, Fonda – who is a prominent women’s rights campaigner – said she had gone from viewing women’s issues as a distraction from more important problems to the realisation that “women are the issue, the core issue”.

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- Frances Perraudin

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Lena Dunham Thinks the Kardashians Are ‘Awesome Entrepreneurs’ (Video)

7 April 2016 7:59 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Girls” creator Lena Dunham and executive producer Jenni Konner love Khloe Kardashian so much, they literally stopped working one day after they received praise online from her. “That’s not us throwing Kardashian shade,” Dunham told “Late Night” host Seth Meyers on Wednesday. “She’s just, for us, the peak Kardashian experience.” Dunham also said that she doesn’t understand why people feel as though she should be anti-Kardashian given her strong support for feminism. Also Read: Lena Dunham is 'Done' With Photoshop After Spanish Magazine Cover Debacle “Something that makes me angry is that sometimes I’ll Instagram about »

- Joe Otterson

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Lena Dunham Shares Her Take on Amy Schumer Being Labeled Plus-Sized: 'Fashion Should Be for All Women'

6 April 2016 8:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Lena Dunham has been known to be a voice for women - and when it comes to labeling them based on their size - there's no exception. After Amy Schumer slammed Glamour magazine for labeling her as plus-sized, Dunham told People there shouldn't be categories in fashion. "I think fashion should be for women and it should be for all women," Dunham, 29, told People at The Hollywood Reporter's 35 Most Powerful People event, where she was honored, in N.Y.C. on Wednesday. "We did an interview recently on Lenny with Beth Ditto who just launched a line that is technically »

- Jessica Fecteau, @jessfect

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Lena Dunham Shares Her Take on Amy Schumer Being Labeled Plus-Sized: 'Fashion Should Be for All Women'

6 April 2016 8:50 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Lena Dunham has been known to be a voice for women - and when it comes to labeling them based on their size - there's no exception. After Amy Schumer slammed Glamour magazine for labeling her as plus-sized, Dunham told People there shouldn't be categories in fashion. "I think fashion should be for women and it should be for all women," Dunham, 29, told People at The Hollywood Reporter's 35 Most Powerful People event, where she was honored, in N.Y.C. on Wednesday. "We did an interview recently on Lenny with Beth Ditto who just launched a line that is technically »

- Jessica Fecteau, @jessfect

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