Today in Lena Dunham: Race, Letterheads, and Directing

Speaking at Fortune magazine’s annual Most Powerful Women conference yesterday, Girls star/creator/producer/director/writer Lena Dunham addressed the criticism her HBO series received during its first season for its lack of minority characters. Dunham said she experienced “heartbreak at the idea that the show would make anyone feel isolated” and promised the second season would include "a multitude of new characters in the show. There are some of color. Some are not. Some are Caucasian.” It’s already been reported that Donald Glover will be appearing in the new season, but Dunham seems to have some female minority characters planned, saying she’s reacting to people "who are women of color [...]

Elizabeth Banks Talks Apatowian Comedies vs. 90s High Concept Farces and More

Elizabeth Banks sat down with Slate to talk about being funny in funny movies, having crap-filled babies, and looking like but not being Parker Posey. This is one of a few parts but she never does answer the question on everyone's minds, what's the deal with that super cool red motorcycle behind her? Why is it so cool and red? Do tell, Elizabeth, do tell.