We have some good news, and then we have some bad news.
Good news: Amnesty International has drafted a policy to decriminalize the buying and selling of consensual sex between adults. This does not include the decriminalization of sex trafficking, the buying and selling of sex involving a minor, nor the buying and selling of sex involving coercion, deception, threats, or violence. This is the decriminalization of buying and selling sex between people over the age of eighteen who have made the conscious decision that they would like to either purchase or sell sex. Clear? Okay. Read More
BY Samantha Baumgartner
on Jul 15, 2015
Lenny is the simple name Lena Dunham and Girls executive producer Jenni Konner have given their newest project: A newsletter.
The newsletter promises to combine feminism, friendship, style, politics, "and everything else." The pair also states that the boundaries to information do not exist. But what does that mean?
According to the Facebook page, Lenny is going to “offer you moving personal essays, engaged politics, singular style, and a proud display of shorteralls. Read More
BY Hanna Lustig
on Jul 07, 2015
Guess who landed an internship with HBO’s Girls? The president’s accomplished first daughter, 17-year-old Malia Obama.
An aspiring filmmaker, Malia has been working on set in Williamsburg with show creator Lena Dunham and actresses including Jemima Kirke. The internship, however, is hardly Malia’s first foray into entertainment. Read More
BY Hanna Lustig
on Jun 12, 2015
We don’t really need to gasp about how much we like Lena Dunham again (we’ve done it so many times, like here and here and here), but you know what? Feminists do what they want, so we’re going to wax poetic about her SOME MORE.
In the latest edition of “Lena Wins the Day," our gal is going to appear on the 27th season of The Simpsons, that family comedy cartoon you used to think was funny but is now your guilty pleasure, if you still watch it at all. Read More
BY Hannah Baxter
on May 26, 2015
Say what you will about Lena Dunham, the girl has got guts and gusto to spare. Never one to shy away from controversy, the 29-year-old recently posted a photo to Instagram that featured her standing in her bathroom, stripped down to her skivvies. She was, in fact, giving a shout-out to indie lingerie brand Lonely Lingerie, which boasts this motto: “For women who wear lingerie as a love letter to themselves. Read More
BY Sanna Posti Sjoman
on Jan 14, 2015
We’re super pumped that Girls is back for its first fourth season, and can’t wait to see what’s in store for Hannah, Jessa, Marnie, and Shosh this year (hint: it'll probably have us crying, cringing, and loling.) In honor of the show's return, I spoke with Lena Dunham, Jemima Kirke, Allison Williams, and Zosia Mamet—required reading before Sunday's new episode arrives.
Lena Dunham on the critical reception of her book, "Not That Kind of Girl" ... Read More
BY Marissa Dubecky
on Dec 22, 2014
Thanks to this site, it’s getting easier to find out whether or not movies pass the Bechdel test. If you’re not familiar with it already, the test simply asks whether a movie has two female characters who talk to each other at least once about something other than a man. Sounds simple, right? You’d be surprised how many of your favorites fail (A Christmas Story, Elf, Home Alone, Rudolph…) But in the Christmas spirit, let’s focus on those that do pass, and hope that each year the ‘nice’ list grows. Read More
BY Samantha Albala
on Nov 25, 2014
Lena Dunham's mother, Laurie Simmons, is an artist known for her work with tiny models (hence Lena's movie Tiny Furniture), and dolls. Her work has evolved over the years from miniatures to life size, and now, real life (modeling a doll's life). You may remember her recent photography set, The Love Doll where a sex doll was posed in normal everyday scenes. This is fairly different.
This set is called Kigurumi, Dollers and How We See.
The above photo is from the How We See section of the series. Read More
Anyone who has followed the quasi-mogul’s rise to ubiquity can attest to the parallel rise to ubiquity of quasi-professional Dunham critic scholars. Regardless of validity, the 28-year-old has been steamrolled by race-conscious fans for white-washing Girls, by everyone for being naked too much, and by (probable) ex-interns for not planning to compensate opening acts on her book tour — across the spectrum, the polarizing writer-actor-director has heard what people think of her, her body, and her work. It’s practically a sport. Read More
BY Julia Zdrojewski
on Oct 16, 2014
Lena Dunham is making a movie!
After the success of her recent collection of essays Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s ‘Learned', the 28-year-old director/actor/writer will be bringing one of her favorite childhood books to the big screen.
What book will it be? Catherine, Called Birdy, the Newbery Honor-winning young adult novel written by Karen Cushman, published in 1994.
"I'm going to adapt it and hopefully direct it," Dunham recently announced at The New Yorker Festival. Read More