Is Lena Dunham maturing?
Lena Dunham has by no means been shy about fucking up. However she’s hoping to do much less of that in her 30s—and possibly to do extra of manifesting her emotions in much less problematic methods, like how she does her hair.
Dunham, 31, joked in regards to the tiny, raveled ponytail she sported at SXSW on Saturday, the place she spoke with newly appointed editor-in-chief of Glamour journal, Samantha Barry. In a dialog that hit on politics and the digitization of the publishing business, the 2 media influencers zeroed in on “authenticity” in private branding.
Barry treaded frivolously to ask how Dunham—the Ladies actor, director, and producer who has sparked controversy for each what she says off-screen and what she does on-screen—defines authenticity.
“You fuck up loads, what’s your secret to persevering with to do this?” Dunham recommended as a greater query.
The dialog glided over however didn’t specify Dunham’s more moderen anti-feminist habits. Followers and critics alike have been shocked and maddened in November when the self-proclaimed feminist defended Ladies author Murray Miller amid sexual assault allegations towards him.
Dunham and her Ladies co-showrunner Jenni Konner each stated on the time that they believed actress Aurora Perrineau’s accusations towards him have been “one of many three % of assault circumstances which can be misreported yearly.”
In the future later, Dunham tweeted an apology in regards to the assertion, saying she was “sorry” and had come to “perceive that it was completely the improper time to come back ahead with such an announcement.” However many ladies—together with creator Zinzi Clemmons, who publicly cut ties with Dunham’s “Lenny Letter” e-newsletter—thought the incident spoke louder volumes of Dunham’s model of feminism than her often-voiced declarations of the time period.
That form of (frequent) gaffe, as Dunham admitted Saturday, comes from a scarcity of each filter and the kind of self-control usually required for celeb standing opinions.
“I don’t have regardless of the talent set is that lets you program your personal picture from the surface and make selections about the way you make calculated selections, about the way you wish to come throughout, which isn’t at all times a nasty factor,” Dunham stated. “There are tons of girls who I utterly look as much as who’re curating their pictures in actually fascinating methods. However at any time when I’ve tried to do this, it’s been an epic fail.”
She supplied the reminder that she was 23 when she reached a excessive stage of fame and pointed to different girls—Amy Schumer, Tiffany Haddish, Tig Notaro, Sarah Silverman—who she seems to be to for inspiration on being genuine. Additionally on the listing: Anna Wintour.
“She’s had that haircut for a fucking very long time,” Dunham stated. “She’s unapologetic about being so clear about her identification and what pursuits her and what her private model is. It’s simply as thrilling to see that as somebody on the pink carpet who’s keen to confess they’re carrying Spanx.”
Dunham stated as the subsequent decade of her life unfolds, she’s making an attempt to each heed the give-or-take 19 people who find themselves tasked with stopping her from tweeting phrase vomit and to “slow down and take into consideration how I may give different girls the platform that was given to me,” reminiscent of with the content material of Lenny Letter.
There’s a stage of grown-upness coming to her work as nicely, Dunham stated, reminiscent of along with her new HBO present Tenting, starring Jennifer Garner and set for October launch.
“I hope that that is maturing,” Dunham stated. “I believe it’s. I can’t ensure. I nonetheless put on my hair like this.”