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Lena Dunham And Judy Blume’s First Conversation Was So Compelling That It’s Been Turned Into A Book

We shouldn’t be surprised that when Lena Dunham got together with YA author Judy Blume, their first conversation about writing, celebrity, sex, censorship, and favorite breakfasts” was so earnest and entertaining that it was worthy of publication. The result is a limited-edition, 80-page book published by McSweeney’s The Believer.

Blume, a “Girls” fan, says she loves the show because she “never had that experience of being a young woman living on her own,” and by watching she gets to“to live it vicariously.” And Dunham, who grew up reading Judy Blume books like many of us, explains the importance of reading the authors’ books in the intro:When we, as young women, are given the space to read, the act becomes a happy, private corner we can return to for the rest of our lives.” Aww. I’m already getting all soppy. After the jump, a complimentary excerpt, which will obviously make you want to go buy the thing for all the book loving ladies in your life. Spoiler: They talk about horses!  Keep reading »

What Lena Dunham Taught Me About “Sunshine Stealers” And Why I Can’t Wait To Read Her Book

Last night, Amelia and I went to see David Sedaris and Lena Dunham read their work at Carnegie Hall. Surprise guest Zadie Smith introduced them and David announced that his sister Amy Sedaris was in the audience, which means that pretty much all of my idols were in one concert hall, so I could have just died right there in my nosebleed balcony seat and all would have been right with the world. From Sedaris, who I’ve seen read before, I got what I expected: wit, brilliance and quirk. He read his most recent piece published in The New Yorker about his sister’s suicide. If you haven’t already read it, please do.

From Dunham, I wasn’t sure what to expect writing-wise. I knew she was paid an absurd $3.7 million to pen a book of essays — an amount which makes it near-impossible for any writer to live up to. After hearing a few selections from her forthcoming book, Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She’s Learned, here’s what I learned: that woman can write like a motherfucker (as Cheryl Strayed would say). The book going to be a memorable read because she has something to say. Is it worth $500 a word? That’s not for me to judge. But I will be purchasing it. Keep reading »

Lena Dunham Interviews Mindy Kaling In BFF Conversation We Should Have Been Invited To

  • Lena Dunham interviewed Mindy Kaling for RookieMag.com’s second book, Rookie Yearbook 2. “More than half the questions I am asked are about the politics of the way I look,” Mindy Kaling said. “What it feels like to be not skinny/dark-skinned/a minority/not conventionally pretty/female/etc. It’s not very interesting to me, but I know it’s interesting to people reading an interview. Sometimes I get jealous of white male showrunners when 90 percent of their questions are about characters, story structure, creative inspiration, or, hell, even the business of getting a show on the air.” [Rolling Stone]
  • The worryingly-troubled Jenna Jameson is returning to porn again to fix her money troubles. [TMZ] Keep reading »

Anna Wintour Is Rumored To Be Courting Lena Dunham For A Vogue Cover

Anna Wintour Is Rumored To Be Courting Lena Dunham For A Vogue Cover

Lena Dunham is just about as divisive a celebrity as they come. As seemingly harmless as she is, there’s still a faction of people, young and old, who cannot stand her. Seriously, with the way some armchair critics react to Dunham, you would think she straight-up murdered someone’s grandma’s puppy. But one thing that’s inarguable, even amongst the haterz, is that since “Girls” first premiered in early 2012, Lena Dunham has been eeeeeeverywhere: she’s won Golden Globes, she’s opened the Emmys, she’s coordinated nail art with Zooey Deschanel, she’s scored a $3.7 million book deal, she’s milked a cow in a NYC street (and we still don’t know why). Throughout all this, Dunham has by and large been pigeonholed as the “average girl,” the “relatable girl,” even (and still!!) as the “fat girl.” We wonder, how would a rumored Vogue cover affect that? Keep reading »

Lena Dunham Milked A Cow In The Middle Of NYC And I Have No Idea Why

Lena Dunham Milked A Cow In The Middle Of NYC And I Have No Idea Why

But it appears a good time was had by, well, Lena at least, who giggled with glee after her one-on-one time with the cow’s teats. The cow, on the other hand, looks unimpressed. [Photos: Fame/Flynet]

Hustler’s “This Ain’t Girls” Parody Porn Of “Girls” Is Here

"Girls" Parody Porn
Girls Parody Porn
Hustler finally made a parody porn of "Girls"! Read More »
Lena Disapproves
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Lena Dunham isn't down with Hustler's parody porn of "Girls." Read More »
Ellen On Feminist Porn
Ellen Page Gets Hot And Bothered For Feminist Porn
Ellen Page says "feminist porn is crucial." Read More »

… and it’s kinda meh. The NSFW blog Fleshbot posted a trailer for “This Ain’t Girls” and, well, it’s clear that everything we like about “Girls” doesn’t translate to porn. Not even the girls. Is the acting in porn always this bad? Don’t answer that. Keep reading »

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