Lena Dunham

Actors Who Make Their Own Work

Catherine Balavage | Posted 23.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Catherine Balavage

This American producer, director, writer and actress caused a stir with Another Earth. She was only 27 at the time. Now 30 and with 13 films under her belt. She was even on the front cover of Vanity Fair's prestigious Hollywood edition. She has written four films and directed one.

What It's Actually Like To Have Sex In Your Twenties

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle

If there's one girl HuffPost UK Lifestyle can't get enough of, it's Lena Dunham. Dubbed 'the voice of a generation', the talented 28-year-old has ...

Are These Women 'Too Ugly To Be An Actress'?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Entertainment

Meryl Streep has revealed she always believed she was "too ugly to be an actress". The treple Oscar winner was accepting an honorary degree in the...

Joan Rivers in Deep Water Again

Beth Rowland | Posted 01.06.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Beth Rowland

Joan Rivers has caused controversy again by telling Howard Stern that the message given across by Lena Dunham is "Stay fat. Get diabetes". After previously calling Dunham a "little fat chick", Rivers suggested her apology for that previous comment was meaningless, asking recently how Dunham could "wear a dress above the knee".

Joan Rivers Hits Out At Lena Dunham

Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Joan Rivers has hit out at Lena Dunham, criticising the ‘Girls’ creator’s weight - though she did add that she thinks the writer/actress/directo...

Lena Reveals Cupping Marks In Selfie (PIC)

Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Lena Dunham has shared a picture of some uncomfortable looking cupping scars scattered across her back, and tattoos. The ‘Girls’ actress appea...

Why I am Sticking With Girls

Eve Simmons | Posted 24.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Eve Simmons

I struggle to understand Season 3's lack of success in feeding my Girls addiction but I have fathomed a possible explanation. Girls like me like to see similar types on TV because it makes us feel an inch more normal...

Lena Dunham and Vogue

Rosa Doherty | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Rosa Doherty

What big feminist point was Jezebel hoping to prove by exposing what we already know, that Vogue alters photographs?

Do Judge a Vogue by its Cover

Katie Beard | Posted 24.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Katie Beard

To your everyday woman, perhaps not accustomed to a life of airbrushed perfection, it can be just a fairly dispiriting, potentially bruising, high gloss, fashion mag. But, I'm convinced that it's supposed to represent more than that. Step forward Lena Dunham.

Don't Call Lena Dunham a Genius

Jennifer Howze | Posted 22.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jennifer Howze

Ultimately the biggest problem with invoking that word is that it allows the media and us to pop her up onto the pedestal entitled "Woman Describing the Modern Female Experience" then return to our regular lives. We don't have to listen to other women with alternative experiences because, look, we've already got that one over there and see how much we idolise her?

Caroline Frost

REVIEW: Girls Return - The Same But Different

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

'Girls' bounced back onto UK screens last night, for a third series charting the lives of four New York twentysomethings. It was business as usual...

Can We Stop Obsessing Over Lena's Body Now?

Clare Wiley | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Clare Wiley

Why does every conversation about Lena or her work have to be derailed by gleeful squabbling about her nakedness, even now, three seasons later? Can't we just talk about the show without this intense, exhausting scrutiny of Lena's body?

The Quarter Life Crisis

Furquan Akhtar | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Comedy
Furquan Akhtar

"I'm having a quarter life crisis" I declared grandly to my ridiculously talented friend Carmel. "Oh..." she remarked "...what's that?"

What Point Is Jezebel.com Trying to Make By Offering $10K to See Lena Dunham's Un-Retouched Photos?

Poorna Bell | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Poorna Bell

I have an uneasy feeling - like the time I decided to back the wrong friend over who stole the other's Sherbet Straws in school - but I vehemently disagree with Jezebel's offer to pay Vogue $10,000 to see Lena Dunham's unretouched photos from its cover shoot.

Happy Healthy New Year!

Ruth Harrison Roberts | Posted 19.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Ruth Harrison Roberts

'I will find inner peace this year', 'I will exercise this year',' 'I will spend more time with my friends this year'... and on the mantra mill goes on. This year I made a resolution to shun New Year's resolutions for the rest of my life. I don't want to be tied down to that level of commitment.

Lena Dunham Vogue Cover: The Body Politics Of 'Playing It Safe' With A Head Shot

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Lena Dunham's Vogue cover was unveiled earlier this week. And hot on its heels came accusations that the fashion magazine was 'sizeist' and had de...

Oh Lena, I Wish You'd Have Said No to Vogue

Victoria Sadler | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Entertainment
Victoria Sadler

When it comes to female self-esteem and body image, Vogue is unequivocally part of the problem and not part of the solution. It is the gold standard in an industry that wilfully damages self-esteem to cultivate a dependent market. By being their cover girl, Lena is not just lending them her credibility but also a tacit approval of their methods and behaviour.

The Truth About BFFs (And Why You Should Thank Yours Today)

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle

From the impenetrable bond of Sex & The City’s Carrie and co to the bitching, bullying and backstabbing of the real-life ‘mean girls’ of ‘Made...

WATCH: Tina Fey's Hilarious 'Girls' Parody

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Comedy

'Saturday Night Live' is back - and with it, Tina Fey. And with her: this brilliant spoof of Lena Dunham's hit show 'Girls'. Click play to enjoy Fe...

Inspiring Quotes From Female Celebrities With A Healthy Body Image

Posted 06.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

It's not surprising that constant exposure to airbrushed images of models and paparazzi shots of stick-thin celebrities in the media, have been proven...

Believe In Equality? Then You're A Modern Feminist

The Huffington Post UK | Georgia James | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle

The feminist landscape is an ever-changing one and the connotations of being a feminist continually being redefined. So what is it to be a feminis...

The Week That Was: With Friends Like These

Carla Buzasi | Posted 11.07.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

As the prime minister's only black, working-class advisor moves to a part-time role, amid suggestions he was pushed out by the Etonian clique with which David Cameron has chosen to populate Downing Street, the charges of elitism are only going to get worse. You can be celebrated for writing a hit TV show like Girls even if you get your ethnic mix off-kilter, especially if you take the criticism on the chin and don't duck the issue, but it's far harder when you're running the country.

Caroline Frost

Girls Star Admits Frustrations With His Own Character - 'It's A Conflicted Relationship'

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

The boys on ‘Girls’ may have all sorts of trouble dealing with the women in their lives but, in real time, Alex Karpovsky says life could not be s...

Feminism Means Freedom, Choice and Equality, but We Also Need Self-Respect and Sisterly Love

Katherine Baldwin | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Katherine Baldwin

I've called myself many things in public - a binge eater, an addict, a perfectionist, a workaholic, to name but a few - but I've never called myself a feminist. It's only now that I'm starting to wonder why.

Lena Dunham and the Voice of My Generation

Hugh Bassett | Posted 26.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Hugh Bassett

Girls is littered with examples of overindulged, entitled twenty-somethings, unable to hold down a job for more than a few months due to personality clashes and boredom, while being entirely self-obsessed and overly concerned with every aspect of their own lives from fashion to food. It paints a picture of an age group trapped in arrested development, desperately unable to grow up.