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Tuesday 25 November 2014
Arts Books

Lip lit: not that kind of girl

Jess Miller
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Lena Dunham: media darling, outspoken feminist, director of and actress in HBO’s Girls, and now, author. Not That Kind of Girl is a memoir, a compilation of twenty-eight personal essays that has set fire to a media storm. This is mostly due to the sexual content—at one point Dunham describes her seven-year-old self discovering sexuality via an…
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Sunday 30 March 2014
News TV

in brief: university of iowa rejects lena dunham

Bridget Conway
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With the fourth season of Girls on the horizon for airing in 2015, I’m sure many of you out there are super psyched to see just want Lena Dunham has concocted next for her band of ladies. I am, however, not looking forward to the next season – I find the show barely relatable and…
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Sunday 23 February 2014
News Opinion

in brief: lena dunham responds to jezebel’s publishing of her un-retouched vogue shoot

Yalei Wang
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Remember this article that we published here on Lip a couple of weeks ago? Well, Lena Dunham has responded, after keeping quiet about it. She broke the silence on US talk show, Grantland with host Bill Simmons.  In short, she didn’t like it one bit. ‘I think Jezebel is really smart and funny, I think…
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Sunday 19 January 2014
News

in brief: lena dunham’s vogue cover shoot re-touched

Yalei Wang
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It comes as no surprise that US Vogue has re-touched images of Lena Dunham in her much anticipated cover shoot. Feminist Website Jezebel offered Annie Leibovitz $10,000 for the un-retouched photographs. The differences between the un-retouched and retouched photos are not vast. So called ‘improvements’ will always be made in fashion photographs. However, Jezebel writer…
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Monday 13 January 2014
News Opinion Television

is lena dunham naked too often?

Yalei Wang
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Like many other people my age (read: twentysomething ladies), I’m totally excited about the return of highly successful HBO series, Girls, by Lena Dunham (writer & lead actor). If you’ve seen it, you’ve probably noticed how often Dunham is in the nude on the series and the media/blogosphere backlash against it. From sex scenes to…
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Thursday 6 June 2013
Culture Opinion TV

Why I don’t like the idea of a Girls porn parody

Jennifer Brown
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Girls is one of my favourite shows. A few weeks ago I watched the entirety of season two in one day: it involved my bed, my laptop, pyjamas and more junk food than I’d like to admit. So, I have an unashamed love for Lena Dunham and her show. I know lots of people don’t….
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Tuesday 5 March 2013
Opinion TV

pissed off feminist fights back: but why girls?

Hannah Story
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There are few shows that generate as much online content and controversy as Lena Dunham’s Girls. Every week there is a new piece breaking down the last episode and either celebrating or criticising its creator. But because we’re more than halfway through Season 2, it seems about time we got back to discussing what’s at…
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Friday 18 January 2013
Culture Featured TV

girls: now with added black character

Zoya Patel
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Lena Dunham won a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Comedy Series, and Best TV Comedy for Girls, and the wins have sparked yet more internet furor about the show, her body, and whether or not Girls is even vaguely representative of young women’s experiences. I have seen Season One of Girls, and enjoyed…
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Monday 30 April 2012
Culture Featured

lena dunham and meritocracy

Dunja Kay
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By now, just about everyone in the feminist blogosphere has seen and/or read about Lena Dunham’s new HBO show, Girls. This is because we feminists in particular get super excited about anything that might change the representation of women in the media. And Girls, with its awkward self-awareness and even more awkward sex scenes, seemed…
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