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How Lena Dunham's Directing Style Makes 'Girls' More Emotionally Resonant – and More Polarizing

At some point in the last two years it became a legal requirement in the United States to have an opinion about Lena Dunham. So, here is mine: Lena Dunham, the ultimate multi-hyphenate, is a tremendously skilled filmmaker. She also fits perfectly in the original mission of this column, in that while she is often more lauded, or at least more recognized, for her writing and acting work, her skills and choices as a director actually allow her to perfectly convey what she tries to do in Girls and her earlier work. Just as in her writing, her filmmaking choices are pitch-perfect in portraying perfectly timed humor, sadness, vulnerability, and [...]

HBO Picks Up Judd Apatow/Lena Dunham Pilot

HBO just picked up a new pilot from Judd Apatow and former Undeclared writer Lena Dunham, which Dunham will direct and star in. The as-yet-untitled show will be "about the assorted humiliations and rare triumphs of a group of girls in their early 20's." Most recently, Dunham won the top narrative prize at Sundance for Tiny Furniture, which she wrote, directed and starred in. Oh, did I mention she's 24? How old are you again? And what have you done with your life?

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 [...]

Lena Dunham Is Seeking $1 Million for Her New Advice Book

Girls creator and star Lena Dunham is pitching her first book, tentatively titled Not That Kind of Girl: Advice by Lena Dunham, to publishers, and she’s starting the bidding at $1 million for the rights. Slate reports that the book will be a collection of personal essays on sex, relationships, friendships, work, traveling, and obsessing over death, and that in the intro, Dunham makes some self-deprecating jokes about whether her advice is worthwhile (even though she's asking for $1 million for it). I'm conflicted about which outdated "one million dollars" movie reference to close this post with. Should I compare Dunham to Austin Powers villain Dr. Evil or work [...]