Posts tagged "lena dunham"

Lena Dunham On “Scandal” Is Just As Irritating As You’d Expect

Whoever gave her that wig deserves a raise. …

By: Megan Reynolds / March 19, 2015

Lena Dunham Is Having To Defend Her Workouts As “Not Anti-Feminist”

According to Marie Claire (because I don’t watch Letterman), Lena Dunham is having to defend herself as a feminist … because she’s working out. Let me say from the outset, because I’m going to say it at some point, that I really do not like Lena Dunham (The Public Figure). I don’t think it’s extraordinary…

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / March 18, 2015

Is Lena Dunham Engaged?

At a Sundance event, Lena Dunham referred to Rachel Antonoff, the sister of her boyfriend Jack Antonoff, as her sister-in-law. She "kindly refused" to elaborate on the subject to reporters. She's also been spotted wearing a suspicious ring. She's said in the past that she and Jack don't plan to marry until same-sex marriage i…

By: Claire Hannum / January 27, 2015

Lena Dunham Takes Down Woody Allen’s Onscreen “Perv” Behavior

At the Power of Story: Serious Ladies panel at Sundance, in which Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling, Kristen Wiig, and Jenji Kohan discussed life as female artists, Dunham brilliantly pointed out the obvious regarding Woody Allen's repeated onscreen "perv" behavior. Dunham is frequently taking the heat for the screw-ups of her "Girls" character Hannah Horvath, a…

By: Claire Hannum / January 26, 2015

I’m So Obsessed With Lena Dunham & Taylor Swift’s Friendship

This week's issue of Time Out New York features a total BFF fest -- Lena Dunham is interviewed by best friend and "Girls" showrunner Jenni Konner, and spends a huge chunk of that interview gushing over pal Taylor Swift. So much girlfriend love! A snippet of the conversation:…

By: Claire Hannum / January 20, 2015

Hey Gawker, Here’s Why Outting Lena Dunham’s Rapist Is Bullshit

Yesterday, Gawker's J.K. Trotter wrote a piece naming the man who allegedly raped Lena Dunham in college. Dunham wrote about the rape in her book, Not That Kind Of Girl, but took a number of steps to conceal his identity. Unfortunately, the manner in which she cloaked his identity was seized upon by some of

By: Beejoli Shah / December 31, 2014

2014: The Year In Celebrities Who Inspire Love/Hate

We expect celebrities to be perfect, either in that they’re totally loveable or totally detestable -- but so often, that isn’t the case. Check out our gallery of celebrities who were polarizing in 2014, but who aren’t always what they’re made out to be. Follow me on Twitter.

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / December 19, 2014

Lena Dunham: “Why I Chose To Speak Out” About College Rape

Speaking out was never about exposing the man who assaulted me. Rather, it was about exposing my shame, letting it dry out in the sun. I did not wish to be contacted by him or to open a criminal investigation. I am in a loving and peaceful place in my life and I am not…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 10, 2014

Lena Dunham’s Publisher To “Tweak” Book Passage About College Rape

In her debut memoir, Not That Kind Of Girl, there's a scene in which Lena Dunham describes being raped by a fellow classmate when she was attending Oberlin College. The man is named "Barry" in the book and he's described as the "campus's resident conservative" who wore purple cowboy pants and worked at the library.

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / December 9, 2014

A New “Girls” Trailer Is Here!

A new trailer for season four of "Girls" has arrived, and our favorite flailing anti-heroines look just as aimless and tone-deaf as ever -- and I guess we really wouldn't have it any other way, would we? The trailer also includes an excellent dig at Woody Allen in which Jessa recites his quote "the heart…

By: Claire Hannum / December 8, 2014

The “Girls” Season 4 Trailer Has Arrived!

Controversy or not, Lena Dunham's not going anywhere except back to the small screen for season four of "Girls." And today we have the first trailer, which shows Hannah back in Iowa as a grad school student. I had totally forgotten that happened at the end of season three, though I don't expect the show…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 7, 2014

Frisky Q&A: Nona Willis Aronowitz & Collier Meyerson Talk Lena Dunham & The “Those Kinds Of Girls” Tumblr

Lena Dunham’s memoir, Not that Kind of Girl was published at the end of September, and in the last two days, the internet has basically exploded around its contents. Dunham’s narration of her sexual behavior towards her younger sister, Grace, has resulted in many demanding that Planned Parenthood “#dropdunham” as its celebrity spokesperson. And the…

By: Chanel Dubofsky / November 6, 2014

Considering All “Sides” Of The Lena Dunham Debacle: A Reading List

I haven't stopped thinking about this whole Lena Dunham controversy since it first made headlines earlier this week. Not because I feel particularly strongly in either direction about Lena Dunham the famous person, aside from her being a fellow member of the human race who sometimes makes art I enjoy. I don't care about thi…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 5, 2014

Lena Dunham: “I Do Not Condone Any Kind Of Abuse”

"First and foremost, I want to be very clear that I do not condone any kind of abuse under any circumstances. ... If the situations described in my book have been painful or triggering for people to read, I am sorry, as that was never my intention. I am also aware that the comic use…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 4, 2014

Mommie Dearest: On Lena Dunham & Teaching Children About Boundaries And Consent

This post isn't about Lena Dunham… really. So many others, including The Frisky's own Amelia, have written about Dunham, her book, and the passages about her sister that have led to claims of molestation. But, I'm writing this because of the conversation that's currently being had about Lena Dunham, so we can't not talk about…

By: Avital Norman Nathman / November 4, 2014

Lena Dunham Faces Accusations That She “Molested” Her Younger Sister

In her new memoir, Not That Kind Of Girl, Lena Dunham tells a couple of stories that include references to her younger sister Grace which are intended to illustrate Lena's "weirdness" as a child, as well as her youthful obsession with the baby of the family. Instead, critics both on the right and the left…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 3, 2014

Celebs Heart Lena Dunham’s Planned Parenthood T-Shirt (And You Can Too!)

Lena Dunham teamed up with Planned Parenthood on her book tour, and now they've created a special-edition shirt with Lena's name on it to raise money for the Planned Parenthood Action Fund. All proceeds of the shirt will go towards the organization, and it's release serves as great encouragement to show up at the polls for…

By: Claire Hannum / October 31, 2014

Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Read The Radical Housewife, Watch “Transparent” & Cook Soup

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do,

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 11, 2014

The US Prison System Exposes Trans* Inmates To Rape

The US prison system neglects the needs of trans* inmates and exposes them to rape. [VICE] Emily Gould writes about why ignoring online trolls isn’t enough. [Buzzfeed] Listen to Lena Dunham talk about her book and her life with NPR's Terry Gross. [NPR]

By: Rebecca Vipond Brink / October 2, 2014

15 Kickass Lena Dunham Quotes To Celebrate Her New Book

Lena Dunham's first book, Not That Kind Of Girl, is out today, and The Frisky staff is excited. If the book is anything like the writing she's put out into the world so far, we can expect a smart and honest take on experiences that are so wildly universal that we'll be scratching our heads wondering…

By: Claire Hannum / September 30, 2014
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