Posts tagged "lena dunham"

We See Chick Flicks: “This Is 40″

Starring Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow, Jason Segel, Megan Fox, Chris O'Dowd, Albert Brooks and John Lithgow Simply put, "This Is 40" left a sour taste in my mouth. I felt like Judd Apatow did what he always does, which is write a plum role for his wife, and the…
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 21, 2012

Lena Dunham’s Entire Book Proposal Posted Online

Gawker has posted Lena Dunham's $3.7 million book proposal in full. It's filled with twee little drawings and twee little fonts and general twee-ness all around. And then, if you scroll three-fourths of the way down (after page 36), there's a picture of some kind of barnyard animal pooping. No joke. […
By: Jessica Wakeman / December 7, 2012

Lena Dunham Gets Twiggy-fied For Entertainment Weekly

Given Lena Dunham's fairly recent induction into the Pixie Cut Club, which we presume involved a hazing at the hand of Miley Cyrus, Anne Hathaway, and Michelle Williams, it was only a matter of time before some (fresh! Innovative! Cutting-edge!) photographer and makeup artist decided to give the girl behind "…
By: Rachel Krause / December 7, 2012

15 Brilliantly Ridiculous Quotes From “Girls” Season One (Before Pre-Gaming For Season Two Makes Us Forget)

It’s probably a good thing that Kate Middleton announced her pregnancy yesterday, because for a few days there the trailer for the second season of "Girls" was the big talk of the town. Or at least it seemed that way for a New York minute, and New York minutes are by which all things in life are…
By: The Gloss / December 5, 2012

First Look: “Girls” Season 2!

Wow, "Girls," Lena Dunham's critically acclaimed show about being a twentysomething in New York City, is back quicker than I expected -- the second season premieres January 13 on HBO and the trailer has just hit the web. Here's what we know is ahead: Adam still has a boner for Hannah, but she's not sure…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 30, 2012

The Soapbox: Please, Can “Hipster Sexism” Not Be A Thing?

I have very mixed feelings about a piece on NYMag.com's blog about "hipster sexism." The authors Alissa Quart and Lauren Sandler author Alissa Quart described "hipster sexism" as: Hipster Sexism consists of the objectification of women but in a manner that uses mockery, quotation marks, and paradox ... ads, photographs, television shows, films, and T-shirts,…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 31, 2012

Lena Dunham On Her First Time … Voting

"Girls" creator Lena Dunham has come out as a supporter of President Obama by recording this campaign video, in which she talks about her first time ... voting, that is. “Your first time shouldn't be with just anybody," she says. "It should be with a great guy.” Dunham goes on to say that voters should…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 26, 2012

Bitch Magazine Kills Caitlin Moran Interview Over “Girls”/Race Tweet

If you haven't fallen in love with Caitlin Moran, there is something wrong with your head. Earlier this year, the Times Of London columnist published a brilliant modern-day feminist screed called How To Be A Woman; I literally can't keep it on my bookshelf for longer than five minutes before another girl friend wants to borrow it.
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 17, 2012

The Soapbox: The Conversation I Wish We Were Having Instead About Lena Dunham’s $3.5 Million Book Deal

"Girls" star Lena Dunham evokes a passionate response from bloggers and journalists, especially in women's media. So I'm a bit nervous about admitting that my thoughts on Dunham's oeuvre is neutral, even dispassionate. She's overexposed for a small and fairly meh body of work:  "Tiny Furniture" wasn't that great and I got bored…
By: Jessica Wakeman / October 10, 2012

Lena Dunham Tweets Pic Of Herself In Veil, Makes Dumb Joke About Muslims

No, girl, no. Just no. "Girls" creator Lena Dunham tweeted a TwitPic of herself this week, her head wrapped in what looks like a blanket as if it as an Islamic veil, with the caption "I had a real goth/fundamentalist attitude when I woke up from my nap." I leave it to the goths to…
By: Jessica Wakeman / August 10, 2012

“Boys” Makes The Cast Of “Girls” Seem Incredibly Well-Adjusted

What might happen if the hit HBO show "Girls" was moved from New York to Los Angeles, and starred a cadre of a neurotic dudes, rather than a bunch of self-involved girls? This hilarious parody video, "Boys," shows us the bleak truth. [YouTube]…
By: Julie Gerstein / July 30, 2012

This Is What Lena Dunham Is Doing In Preparation For The Emmys

"Zooey Deschanel and I have been e-mailing all morning, like, 'Can you believe the women that we are getting mentioned in the same breath as?' Also, we’re planning our Emmy nails … She’s got a lot of nail style. I mean, I have a couple ideas, too … I want to shock the world with…
By: Rachel Krause / July 20, 2012

Lena Dunham Remembers Nora Ephron

"When searching my inbox last night for an e-mail from Nora, to get the specifics of her phrasing, I came upon this sign-off to a short but sweet one thanking me for lunch: “see you somewhere… xox.” Somewhere, it turns out, is everywhere. I see Nora in the home I wouldn’t live in if not…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 29, 2012

Snooki And JWoww Don’t Care About “Girls”

Q: One of the most talked-about new shows has been Girls. Do you watch that one? Snooki: No. Jenni: Never heard of it. The pop culture zeitgeist just exploded, because "Jersey Shore"'s Snooki and JWoww admit they've never even heard of "Girls." Take that, Lena Dunham! [NY Mag.com]…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 21, 2012

A Surprise Wedding On The Season Finale Of “Girls”!

Spoiler alert! I am not going to tell you who got married -- you'll have to watch the video to find out -- but I am going to say that I am excited about what the marriage means for the sexy quotient in "Girls" second season. As for the season finale of what has been,…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 18, 2012

Lena Dunham On Her Fears, Her Dog’s Penis

"My biggest nightmare is that I do something where [HBO would] be like, 'That’s why you don’t give shows to 25-year-old girls.' I’m always afraid that I’m being unprofessional, yet I continue to sign all my e-mails 'xoxo.' All my freakouts have been pretty private and directed at family pets and/or people I have bee…
By: Ami Angelowicz / June 12, 2012

You Need “Girls”-Themed Paper Dolls, Yes You Do

Now you can play with Hannah, Marnie and the rest of the gang -- even when they're not actually schlepping across your TV screen. These "Girls"-themed paper dolls come with all the characters' necessary accoutrements -- like Shoshanna's abortion snacks, Hannah's diary and Jessa's pregnancy test. See one more after the jump and the rest…
By: Julie Gerstein / June 6, 2012

Lena Dunham Threw Herself A Spinning Birthday Party, Clearly Hates Her Friends

I guess Lady Juggernaut and "Girls" creator Lena Dunham had a birthday last week, and to celebrate she decided to throw herself a birthday party. At spin class. Yes, that's right, Dunham invited her friends to celebrate her annual name day (as the "Game of Thrones" folk call it) by making them get together and…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 15, 2012

Lena Dunham Explains The Lack Of Diversity In The “Girls” Cast

"Something I wanted to avoid was tokenism in casting. If I had one of the four girls, if, for example, she was African-American, I feel like — not that the experience of an African-American girl and a white girl are drastically different, but there has to be specificity to that experience [that] I wasn't able…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 7, 2012

Hannah Tells Adam What She Wants On “Girls”

I'm happy to report that despite the early backlash, "Girls" just keeps getting better and better. Last night's episode started with Hannah being texted a photo of Adam's penis -- only to have him text her again to apologize ... because it wasn't meant for her. Then, at her new job, Hannah is expected to…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 7, 2012