Lena Dunham photographed by Terry Richardson for V mag: cute or poor girl?

Lena Dunham

If I ever become famous, there are a few fine points upon which I’d absolutely insist in every business transaction. Oh, don’t laugh at the idea — you obviously haven’t read my amazing Twilight fanfictions that replace Edward and Bella with … lions and robots. Nevermind. Back to those demands, which aren’t huge or anything, but they are very necessary: (1) No Marchesa dresses on the red carpet or otherwise (suck it, Harvey); (2) No Scientologists allowed on or near the premises; and (3) Absolutely no photoshoots with the revolting Terry Richardson.

With that said, Lena Dunham (writer and star of HBO’s “Girls”) appears in the spring issue of V magazine (the one with grubby Kristen Stewart on the cover), and the spread was shot by creepy Terry himself. Now I know that Lena has a pretty big attitude and is generally insufferable regarding her as yet unwritten $3.5 million autobiography, but she totally doesn’t deserve this, right? The sad part is that Lena doesn’t get it. Terry has shot her with the same pr0ny lighting and style as he’s done for every wannabe model who has had the misfortune to walk into his studio. Above, Lena is wearing a Calvin Klein bodysuit and Manolo Blahnik shoes, and she clearly works overtime to project an anti-establishment vibe with her image, but it all falls apart in this interview. Basically, she’s a fangirl too, and irony is for losers:

Lena Dunham

She love designer freebies: “I cannot deny it, and I cannot get over it. And they actually send them in my size. No one’s being an asshole and sending them to me in a 4. They’re sending me clothes, they fit, and what people should know is that I always wear them. Somehow even if I wouldn’t have bought it, the fact that it was free and my grandma’s depression-era mentality make me think it is the most beautiful thing I ever owned, and I wear it for several days straight.”

She’s friends with Taylor Swift: “We have D.M.’ed. I’m a really big fan. She started following me, and here’s how you find out Taylor Swift is following you. You start hearing from all the insane Taylor Swift fans that are like ‘If Taylor Swift loves you I love you.’ So I sent her a message. I was like, ‘I just want to let you know that your albums have gotten me through a lot of very hard times.’ When I tweeted that her new album was amazing, every one of my Twitter followers was like, ‘I so hope that you’re joking.’ But I have no interest in liking anything ironically. If I wanted to be ironic, I’d grow a mustache.”

She’s not much for travel: “I hated India. I know you’re not allowed to hate India. But I did. I wasn’t happy. And I felt crazy. I’m a hypochondriac. I saw too many puppies that I thought needed me. So my mom and I got in a big fight and I left India. Early.”

Growing up rich was still isolating: “It’s so trite, but I think so much of my worldview was formed by feeling isolated. If you go to school in New York, if you go to Saint Ann’s or Dalton, because there aren’t kids being shoved into lockers in the same way, you’re expected not to have that isolating adolescence. But from kindergarten onward, I was like, I don’t know what to do with people. First I was a tiny little kid and I didn’t have friends, and then I was a chubby teenager and I didn’t have friends. It was just this sensation that I didn’t know how to connect.”

She likes not being pretty: “Meeting actresses who such a big part of their job is about what they look like, I feel so lucky to be freed from that prison. I ate cake for breakfast on the day of the Emmys, I ate cake for dinner, my workout didn’t require Spanx, and I still feel like I looked better than people expected me to. It was amazing. I could feel the envy of every woman in the Sunset Tower. I think we can all agree with the idea that beautiful girls that get all the boys get written about. They usually don’t write.”

[From V magazine]

I know that Lena is supposed to be a rather irreverent and major talent in today’s industry, but I just don’t see what’s so remarkable about her thoughts as expressed in this interview. She likes Taylor Swift and would only be ironic if she grew a mustache? It’s like she’s trying so hard to be unironic because irony has been killed by the hipsters that came before her. Like, she’s cooler than cool because she eats cake for breakfast and dinner. I don’t know. Lena truly doesn’t seem like a terrible person, but she does grate.

If you’re curious about Lena’s forthcoming book, Gawker has published excerpts of her book proposal, which is pretty unimpressive from a literary standpoint, and Lena promptly directed her lawyers to issue a cease and desist letter, but Gawker has refused to remove what is essentially “12 one-sentence quotes lifted from the 66-page proposal.” So far, Lena’s lawyers have not made good on their threats, but I think it would be hard to convince a court to award damages for copyright infringement concerning a proposal for a book that doesn’t even exist.

Oh, and this toothpaste picture is really gross. Terry should be ashamed of himself.

Lena Dunham

Lena Dunham

Photos courtesy of V magazine

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  1. Sapphire says:

    She is clueless on life in general. Especially posing for Uncle Terry.

  2. Erinn says:

    I just can’t like her. I don’t know. Something about her just grates on my nerves.

    • Hannah says:

      Same here. I wanna like her because she actually does something. Even if you don’t like what she produces, the fact that she is this young and has written, acted and directed both a movie and a show on HBO is pretty impressive. And it’s great that she doesn’t feel the need to make herself look like all the other girls in Hollywood her age. But still… ugh!

      • LadyMTL says:

        Same same here.

        I don’t like her because she seems so up her own ass, like we’re all supposed to fall down at her feet because of how “cool” she is. I wouldn’t even call it try-hard because that implies that she’s aware of what she’s doing…I just think she’s way to into herself and isn’t even conscious of the fact.

      • LittleDeadGirl says:

        I don’t know. I’m just not that impressed. She was born rich and with connections. By all accounts she’s in Appatow’s good graces and it’s the major reason for her success and having seen two eps of her show I fully believe she only got the show because of connections. Nepotism isn’t impressive to me.

    • Erinn says:

      Agreed Hannah and LadyMTL.
      I recognize that she’s done incredibly well for herself… but she doesn’t seem to be humble at all. But the way she goes about things… I don’t know how to describe it. She does seem up her own ass. I can’t decide if she’s just super in love with herself, or if she’s actively trying to ‘not be like other people’. Dunno. Either way, I’m not a fan.

      • MaiGirl says:

        You know, I would be impressed if it weren’t for the fact that she went from privileged to MORE privileged. I don’t think she’s a bad person, or as useless as a celebutant, or anything, but she is convinced that she is way more interesting and unique than she is. If she had accomplished all of this from her East LA apartment that she shares with her parents and 5 siblings, I would be impressed. My problem with Lena is that she is what she writes about: overprivileged,self-centered, awkward, and immature. Tons of stories have been written about these kinds of chicks, so how is her coverage anything new?

      • alxandra says:

        Why should she be humble? Because you said so. Everything comes with age and she is young. She doesn’t need to be skinny and stunningly beautiful to make it. That on it’s on it is huge. Nothing wrong with being proud of yourself. We shame people for to be or not to be.

      • Becky1 says:

        Yeah, she certainly does seem very full of herself! However, I have to say that I really liked the first season of “Girls.” My husband and I are 39 and 40 so I highly doubt that we’re the show’s intended demographic but we both found it entertaining and funny at times. I think it’s one of those shows you either like or you don’t…it can go either way. I can see how she annoys people but I have to give her credit for not being afraid to portray a character who’s not particularly appealing or conventionally attractive.

  3. cf says:

    she has a very cute smile.

    I can’t stand girls though, I think the show is so overrated.

  4. carrie says:

    no legs spread? no banana? no breast?
    Richardson is modest today

    • littlestar says:

      Hahahaha! Best comment I’ve read all day, Carrie :D. So so true – this is pretty tame for Uncle Terry’s standards.

    • MaiGirl says:

      I think he toned it down because Lena isn’t that type of Triple-X sexxxy like some of his other subjects. This shoot shows what a terrible photographer he is because he used the same (VERY unflattering if you are not perfect looking) techniques on a very different model, just toned down.

  5. RN says:

    I’m not a fan of either the subject or the photographer.

  6. Riana says:

    Eh, its not really the typical Terry shoot. No nipples came out to play and no one posed Like it was for their Uncle’s special movies (that’s horrible). The sad thing is I have a feeling there’s very few people famous enough to put in demands not to shoot with Richardson, I have a feeling you’d be dumped before he is. Jackass.

    I liked the interview, the comments didn’t seem to be trying so hard to be cool but I don’t pay attention to the girl much.

  7. shaniqua nunyadambidness says:


  8. Nya says:

    I hate her. I hate her because she’s my age and taking the wonderful opportunities that have just been handed to her and squandering them with her terrible writing and clueless outlook on life.

    But that first picture is cute.

  9. Masque says:

    She reminds me, physically and personality, of a girl I used to know. That girl was a pretentious try-hard, too.

  10. Jess says:

    Do not like… She’s the worst.

  11. kibbles says:

    I’ve never watched Lena’s show and I really don’t know who she is or where she came from, but from the little I’ve read of her, I got that her public persona was that of an intelligent, independent, anti-establishment feminist type. That she allowed herself to be photographed like this by disgusting Terry Richardson in an article ironically titled “Girl Power” just shows that she is clueless and her persona is more than likely inauthentic or overrated. Her interview isn’t impressive either. So she’s from a rich family, eh? Is that how she made her connections to become the star of her own show and managed to bag a $3.5 million book deal? Rich, try-hard, “artistic” trust fund babies from NYC like Lena are a dime a dozen. Not impressed.

    • MST says:

      Yes, I would be more impressed if she was a middle class kid from say, Erie, PA and made it big, but another rich trust fund baby? Meh.

    • Reece says:

      In a nutshell.

    • Stubbylove says:

      Well said.

      • greenraygirl says:

        She’s a writer who wants to grapple with modern female sexuality but being game for a shoot with creepy little Richardson robs her of ALL credibility.
        Every last droplet.
        She is officially a cred-free zone.

        And a smug little madame with it.

        If she’d been photographed by Juergen Teller THAT would have been brave.

  12. tracking says:

    Sometimes I think his photos have a cool, sleek, sexy vibe, and I like what he does with color and contrast. Be he did her no favors with this shoot. And, yes, I find her annoying too. But at least he could have done something interesting with a less “cookie cutter” woman.

  13. vic says:

    She’s just as revolting as TR is.

  14. littlestar says:

    I feel like I am in the small minority here, because although I do agree that Terry Richardson is gross and sexually abuses women he photographs (in an emotional blackmail kind of way), I actually really like his photos. When they aren’t overly disgusting, I find them sharp and sexy. His photos for the shoe company Aldo were really nice. I think he made Lena Dunham look mildly attractive here. I feel bad for saying this, but she seems like a frump girl who doesn’t know how to play up her good features. And she has a fake attitude – everything she says is “inauthentic”.

    • Fritzi Schnitzer says:

      I hope that really is toothpaste in that picture and not an Uncle Terry by-product.

  15. KellyinSeattle says:

    I dunno; I think she’s very cute.

  16. Sweet Dee says:

    You know, if someone else were in the same pictorial and giving the same interview, I probably wouldn’t have minded the Terry Richardson of it all because it’s actually tame for that creep.

    But it’s Lena Dunham, and she’s my celebut-rd kryptonite so I hate all of it, and so I fear I shall never like anything associated with her, even more so than Jeremy Piven. I’m obvs super biased, but it’s beyond my control.

  17. Gm says:

    I haven’t even heard about her before. And after reading his I don’t even care about knowing who she is.

  18. Steph says:

    She should try some humility. She sounds as bratty and as out of touch with the real world as the Biebs. I’m sure its from growing up in a microcosm of rich kids in New York and being the ugly chubby one who found some fame. Not success-but fame. Any prep-school dipshit can find success if its been handed to them.

  19. TG says:

    I am behind because I have no idea who Terry Richardson is other than the comments made on here from time-to-time. Is he a sleaze ball or something? Anyway, I have also only ever heard of Lena from this site and she annoys me already. That being said I did like some of her comments in the interview though. I like how she said she didn’t like India. I have never been nor would I ever want to go for the same reason she mentioned. I went to South America when I first graduated college years ago and it took me at least 7 years to get over the poverty and the homeless dogs I saw. I spent all my money and time buying dog food and running around towns dropping food here and there. It was horrible. I will never go to a third world country again.

    • izzy4ya says:

      You sound ridiculous.

      Anyway, I think Richardson’s photos are tame because he probably wasn’t personally interested in sexually exploiting Dunham. Yet, he still managed to make a gump out of her with that toothpaste/c-m photo.

      Lena, as usual, is 80% try-hard.

    • lena dunham says:

      i love how you and lena both talk about the homeless dogs there, as if thats more affecting and depressing than homeless youth or impoverished people
      americans and their animals -.-

      • TG says:

        I make no apolgies for caring about animals. People always go after other people for helping animals when there are children suffering or going after someone for adopting a child from another country rather than from one here in the US. Then celebs jump on the lefs save Africa bandwagon, well why isn’t anyone complaining about why they aren’t helping out Americans? It isn’t an animal’s fault if they are left on the streets to breed like crazy but a human no matter how poor they are or uneducatd knows that if you have unprotected sex you are likely to get pregnant so why are we helping starving people in third world nations who can’t stop having sex? I love children and animals alike but I can’t stand the PC police.

      • LittleDeadGirl says:

        Seriously TG, you went to an impoverished place, and instead of gaining compassion for those around you (animals and people), and gaining an understanding of how lucky you were to be born in America, you were “scarred” by other people’s misery and ran back to luxury and shut your eyes. Glad to know you learned nothing … you and Lena should be penpals.

      • flan says:

        @LittleDeadGirl: you are quick to judge her.

        It’s clear from TG’s comment that she at least has compassion. Perhaps she spends a good chunk of her money on charity, even if she can deal well with seeing misery.

        I always find people suspect who tell others what charities they should spend their money on. Spend money on your own favorite charities and don’t point fingers when others do the same. It’s always better than spending NO money on charities, as so many do.

      • decorative item says:

        Are you saying that until the world has fed every last starving person we are not to consider the welfare of animals?

        In addition to that, there was no need to condescend to an entire nation. And, no I’m not American, but I did find your comment rude.

    • girlnbayou says:

      Im with you FLAN, I find TGs remarks to be refreshing. I hate it when people feel like you have to be pc all the time just to please everyone. TG anyway you want to help in this world you do it, even if it is scraping shit crusties off the butts of wild alum dogs or whatever thing you feel theres a need for. You just
      do you- let the rest of the chips fall where they may

  20. Caroline says:

    I can’t figure out if she grates because I am not in her “demo” (being married w kids and in my 40s) or if she’s just straight-up annoying period.

    I know younger women who dig her, but I just can’t get my head around it. I have the same problem with Mindy Kaling these days. They are both coming off more narcissistic than “real” and kind of challenging people to question their coolness just because they dare to not buy into the “I must look good and be thin” Hollywood trope. Exhausting.

    • alons -y alonso says:

      No. I am in her demographic and I find her incredibly stuck up.

    • Skeksis says:

      I’m in their demographic, too. I can’t stand them.

    • KC says:

      I’m in her demographic and I don’t like her. And I used to like Mindy Kaling, but the more I hear about her the less I like her. Oh and they are good friends. Of course they are.

      Mindy Kaling 15 Oct 12
      Hey @lenadunham @bjnovak are we set to go as the West Memphis Three for Halloween?

      B.J. Novak
      @mindykaling @lenadunham is the point to look really really scary but be innocent?

      Lena Dunham
      @bjnovak @mindykaling You guys go as killer Canadian couple Paul Bernardo & Karla Homolka. I’ll be her sister they murdered. Scariest! Luv U


      • Lisa says:

        Flat out classless. Who takes it into their heads to play dress-up as a murderer? Never mind that the other victims still have family living.

      • KC says:

        My favorite part of LD’s “apology” was: “I obviously don’t find rape or murder funny, rather the concept of a trio of hapless people in poor taste halloween costumes.
        “Obviously didn’t understand what a painful part of the Canadian identity the Bernardo/Homolka case was. Saw a TV movie w/ Laura Prepon.”

        Don’t we all get our news from TV movies?

  21. HouseOfBeatrix says:

    I’ll try to say something nice. Her legs look great in that first picture.

    • Dani says:

      Uh…really? I’ll try and be nice – that bodysuit is not flattering and neither is that picture, from the waist down.

  22. Gloria says:

    She went to Oberlin. Of course she grates.

  23. Samigirl says:

    I don’t like her, I don’t like her show, and this makes me not like her even more. He’s a skeez. I just can’t.

    • Faye says:

      Samigirl, somehow you always manage to express what I’m thinking, only more succintly and bitingly than I would :). I find her so over-rated, I can’t stand her show, and for the life of me I cannot see why every cultural critic, writer, and member of Hollywood falls over themselves tongue-bathing this girl.

      And don’t even get me started on someone who’s proclaimed herself a proud feminist and who has stated she loves that she’s headlining a show for women participating in a collaboration with Terry Richardson, who is at best a predatory creep preying on young girls, and at worst a rapist.

      Then again, she is a protege of Judd Apatow, Mr. “I really appreciate women and love to write for them, yet somehow always manage to denigrate them and portray them in the most unflattering, cliched light possible in pretty much all of my movies.”

    • Sloane Wyatt says:

      I couldn’t agree more with your scathingly accurate remarks!

      Unfortunately, Lena reminds me of a mid twenty something I know. She’s entitled and boring, yet compensated well beyond her actual entertainment value.

  24. Tiffany says:

    She really did come out of nowhere last year and she is in Apatow’s good graces (which is odd because that is a bit out of character for him). It makes me wonder if something is going on with the two of them or he just see something that I don’t. I hope its the latter because I will have to cut him if he cheats on Leslie Mann.

  25. JuneBug says:

    Love her ! Love “Girls” ! She is smart and funny. No boby image problems… Hate Terry Richards..he is so damn creepy, I shutter when I see pictures of him !

  26. Marty says:

    I’ve never watched Girls and Lena went on my sh-t list with her horrible comment on why she didn’t seem to cast any minorities on the show. Please stop girl, you’re embarassing yourself.

  27. Leek says:

    I lI’ve Girls so I need to just skip her interviews all together now. Every time I read an interview I really question her authenticity.

  28. some bitch says:

    Oh, wonderful. A hipster born into wealth, practically given a career is complaining. Let me play the world’s smallest violin for you, Lena.

    And Terry Richardson is disgusting. There is something particularly punchable about his face.

    • Kayla says:

      “There is something particularly punchable about his face.”
      Yes!! Everytime I see a picture of him I feel that way.

  29. erika says:

    oh God…

    I saw these last night. she looks like an idiot and double, TRIPLE that for posing w/ Scary, I mean ‘Terry’ Richardson.

    If she’s so ‘hip’ and ‘on it’ who can confront and battle in the name of Hipster-dom AND girl, appreciate the talent than what the F****k is she doing posing w/ Terry (the show me your tongue and i’ll you my di*k Terry the Pervet Richarso

  30. LittleDeadGirl says:

    You know what would make her feel less isolated. Traveling and connecting with people from different backgrounds. She sounds so … normal. That’s what annoys me I think, she thinks she is this special snowflake and nothing she says is interesting or smart or funny. She just has the most mediocre thoughts I’ve ever read … maybe mediocre is the new hispter

  31. Cait says:

    She annoys me and “Girls” sucks.

    • sunny says:

      If someone can remember the name of this movie, it had the best line ever (paraphrasing) for this situation “you always felt you were meant for more, didn’t you?” Guy hangs his head. “Well you’re not, thinking you were special or meant for more is the mostmediocre dream anyone has ever had. Everyone thinks so, they just forget that you don ‘tjust change he

    • sunny says:

      If someone can remember the name of this movie, it had the best line ever (paraphrasing) for this situation “you always felt you were meant for more, didn’t you?” Guy hangs his head. “Well you’re not, thinking you were special or meant for more is the mostmediocre dream anyone has ever had. Everyone thinks they’re specIal untIl beIng specIal means, they just learn they have to work and sacrifice. But I do find this Lena person as well as Rooney Mara prime examples of people who felt they could do do much more and other people made it so. Case in point Mara’s arttempt at the girl with a dragon tattoo was horrific.but rich power players make it oh so easy for them to land another role

  32. MSL says:

    If she was so “real” then she wouldn’t let the magazine photoshop the cellulite off her thighs. Most girls have cellulite so I’m not making fun of that, but now some of us think she has great legs. Since she annoys me, I don’t want to think about her having awesome legs. I doubt they look that smooth, especially when sitting down.

    • EmmaStoneWannabe says:

      hah..I take it you have not seen “girls.” Terrible show with terrible scenes, one of them being a sex scene w her and her her FWB/BF…she def has cellulite (like most of us, Im sure)..but yes, the answer is she does, so it must have been photoshopped out..anyway, I kept watching Season 1, hoping for it to improve, when it only digressed. Completely overrated and I hope after season 2 – which I wont watch- others figure it out so we can stop hearing about how “cool” she is…ugh

      • MSL says:

        I watched a couple minutes of it once but she was clothed so I do not have anything to go off of during these pics. The only thing I’ve really seen her in is This is 40 and she was annoying in that. I’m glad she has cellulite lol. I know that’s mean but oh well 🙂

  33. erika says:

    one more thought….

    if hipsters are just too cool to be around ordinary, middle of the road folks, and don’t invest their precious time into ‘conformist’ activities like getting your haircut/highlighted (yes, you can tell it’s highlighted….she has gruubby blonde natural like me…), or posing like an ironic model for a worldwide known/vogue photograher..

    then HOW can you call herself HIPSTER? You are conforming in the SAME way the people you despise and view as conformist, lacking intelligence and base…

    • Lisa says:

      They’re doing it on their own terms, not others? They’re condescending to society like, I’ll do it, but I’m gonna hate every minute of it?

      I have no idea, haha. She bugs.

  34. e.non says:

    re the toothpaste…

    no .. the chick should be embarrassed; instead she’s just disgusting. hell, she should have gone for the real deal.

    what the hell does this guy have on these women that they’re so willing to debase themselves like this.

  35. MG says:

    Pics are bad but I liked the excerpts from the interview. I like her a lot and I LOVE “Girls.” She’s talented and seems like a real person.

    • Alana says:

      I agree – pics are not good (though the makeup looks beautiful). But I just wanted to comment because this string of comments is so ridiculously negative. It’s obviously fine for people to not be fans of whatever they percieve as her public persona, but the ratings of Girls show there are plenty of people out there, like me, who think it’s a fantastic and very funny show, and that Dunham is clearly very smart and talented.

      People go on about her privilege, but honestly – the vast majority of people in this biz are from relatively privileged backgrounds. And being upper-middle class certainly doesn’t mean you can’t be talented! Just be grateful she’s using her opportunities, education and natural gifts to actually DO something, produce something that many people enjoy! I admire her for making a go of it.

  36. megs says:

    I don’t get the whole terry richardson thing. He normally photographs things that don’t typically go together and people think he is a genius. He takes a girl in a ball gown and puts her in a porta potty or takes a naked model, covered in dirt and photographs her in a laundromat. He also does boring stuff like this. It’s so over done with the weird stuff it’s boring.

  37. Mary says:

    What an enormous tongue. I like “girls” though

  38. dlc says:

    Hmmm, thought she looked cute in the pictures, thought she came off well in the interview. But I know very little about her, just that she’s a privledged wonderkind, and has a controversial new critical darling of a show. The show doesn’t sound at all appealing to me, but I’m too old to be the target demographic. Surprised by all the venom for her tho, props to a young woman for creating her own material.

  39. RobN says:

    Did she really just manage to say that pretty girls don’t write cause they’re too busy being pretty and attracting men? Cause she ought to do a little research before perpetuating yet another stereotype about women.

    • GoodCapon says:

      The way I understood it, being a writer is a profession that pretty girls don’t usually take. It’s still a silly stereotype though.

      I did latch onto “I could feel the envy of every woman in the Sunset Tower. ” Ha, I rolled my eyes so hard I saw my brain.

  40. lucy2 says:

    I really like that a young woman is writing and directing her own show, and I don’t blame her for taking opportunities like a book deal when the arise.
    However, I just don’t like her show, and maybe I just associate her too much with her character, but I don’t really care for her either. Ordinarily I’d just ignore a show I don’t like, but it’s so overhyped and getting lauded with award nominations.
    She can’t help what situation she was born into anymore than anyone else can, but much like our dear Goop, should acknowledge the benefits and connections that brings.

    • KC says:

      “Hannah’s like me sometimes, but lagging three years behind,” Dunham says. “I know how she’d behave in a given situation, even in situations I have not necessarily been through.”

  41. Ginger says:

    Is she supposed to be ugly? I guess it’s supposed to be refreshing that she’s not a size zero? I don’t get it. She’s not fat and not ugly. Maybe it’s the bias of the interviewer? Or is she feedi g her own hype? As for pretty girls don’t normally write?? What about ms. Jolie??

  42. Hmmm says:

    I don’t know who she is, but, wow! He is really good at making any model for his lens look cheap and trashy.

  43. Bijlee says:

    Lena Dunham seems to have some insecurities that she lashes out to some women. Especially ones deemed prettier and slimmer than her. I’m sorry but it’s the impression I gather from her quotes. She may have this complex from high school or something. She talks about all the “pretty girls that get all the boys don’t write they get written about.” wow what a stupid generalization. Sorry babe, I don’t agree with that idea at all.

    once when asked about her pant less look she got annoyed and said if Olivia Wilde wore what she did then everyone would be complementing her. I mean her comment made some sense that people with smaller thighs may have been told their pant less look was cute (if the outfit was cute) but there really was no need to specifically mention one woman in her response.

    I get this vibe that she’s insecure with herself and instead of properly dealing with her issues she makes it seem like she’s on the forefront of body acceptance and opening pathways for women in the industry. I’m sorry but real body acceptance doesn’t mean you snark on others. And perpetuate stupid stereotypes of pretty girls. She reminds me of that other hipster douche monster JGL who said “pretty girls aren’t funny.” I see no difference in what he said and what she says here about pretty girls. Both douchey both try hards, both pretentious. They should marry and have beautiful pretentious children that snark on everyone ironically.

  44. Seamonster says:

    Wow…jealous much all of you? It’s obvious you’re old and pathetica. I love Lena AND mindy, they are both incredibly smart and talented, and I find it so extremely pathetic that y’all sit around slamming people half your age and ten times more successful than you’ll ever be.

    • KC says:

      I’m younger than them and I’m not taking back anything that I said above. And you might like to snark on people because you’re jealous of them but I don’t.

  45. Seamonster says:

    Wow…jealous much all of you? It’s obvious you’re old and pathetica. I love Lena AND mindy, they are both incredibly smart and talented, and I find it so extremely pathetic that y’all sit around slamming people half your age and ten times morey successful than you’ll ever be.

    • June says:

      Why is it that when someone expresses dislike for a celebrity they are accused of being “jealous”? I didn’t write any of the above comments, but I’m here to defend those that have expressed how they feel. I just turned 30 years old so Lena is hardly “half my age”. Furthermore, I am very successful and don’t feel like need to compare my success to anyone elses. Express what you have to say but don’t insult people just because they disagree with you.

    • Lisa says:

      I’m turning 25 in the spring, and I can’t stand this woman. Are you going to turn the jealousy around now and say it’s because she’s famous the same age and I’m not? Keep spinning it.

  46. Miss M says:

    I never heard of her before and never saw her show. She sounds very entitled, insecure, stuck up and, very very boring.
    It seems she has a lot of growing up to do until she truly feels comfortable in her own skin.

    @Behead: I was thinking the same thing the other day, things I would never do if I was famous. I just forgot the Scientology option, thanks! 🙂

  47. Mrs. Ari Gold says:

    I am really out here on my own BUT I ACTUALLY THINK SHE’S GREAT. She’s very funny and 99% of her humor is making fun of herself.

    She feels fantastic about her body knowing full well what people think about it – which is why I’m surprised that more women on here wouldn’t love her for that?

    • Linda says:

      Its like you are new to this site. People on this site do not like young,beautiful, intelligent, ambitious, successful women who are not Angelina Jolie. Young celebrities who dare to be successful are deemed arrogant and slammed daily.

  48. GG says:

    I saw Tiny Furniture, Lena’s feature debut, and found it very boring. Aside from some good camerawork (especially for an indie), it was no different than any other mumblecore, indie movie I’ve seen. It got worse as it progressed, and I was happy to see it end. The backlash against this woman is warranted, as she has tons of connections through her wealthy family. If she was poor, no one would know who she is. Tiny Furniture is not a basis to give someone their own show on HBO. And Lena always comes across as spoiled and childish, or as her fans say, “edgy and free spirited”.

    As Jim Hightower once described George Bush, “he was born on third base and thinks he hit a triple”. I think Lena is like that.

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  50. Legopolis says:

    anyone who likes Taylor Swift looses all credibility to me. I cannot undertsand anyone liking her songs unless they are twelve…they have the depth and melody of preschool rhymes.

  51. Jade says:

    Wow she’s very unfortunate looking. Will never watch Girls because of her. Sorry lady you are very annoying!

  52. geekychick says:

    “Oh, and this toothpaste picture is really gross. Terry should be ashamed of himself.”
    She should be ashamed of herself, working with him.

  53. Claudia says:

    It makes sense that Terry did this photoshoot. He’s dating Lena’s BFF Audrey Gelman (You know… the tiny Navajo from GIRLS…). So she’s probably really comfortable with him. Makes sense to me.

  54. fanny says:

    i just have a question why is everybody insisting on the fact that terry richardson is creepy .could somebody please expain it to me because it seems that everybody got the memo but me
    fanny from paris

    • KC says:

      He takes a bunch of sexually exploitative pictures of young women and several up-and-coming models have come forward saying that he raped them.

  55. dcypher1 says:

    I really dont get why shes a thing. Shes not that interesting that she needs to write a book.

  56. Ace says:

    Just another overprivileged jewish “princess” in lala land.

  57. decorative item says:

    Yes, because “Girl Power” just screams photograph me without pants.

  58. Bolivar says:

    wtf- how does Terry keep getting these jobs? I must be in the minority here b/c I don’t think much of his shots – they never seem to translate the personality of the person he’s photographing (unlike, say, Annie Leibovitz) and more about shoehorning his subject into embodiments of his porn-y, generic fantasies. Ugh – the toothpaste shot! While interesting, it also gives me the icky crawls, b/c you just KNOW what he’s implying here.

    And while I remain indifferent to Ms Dunham, she usually comes across as smart, but not here. The whole photo shoot gives the impression of a trusted family friend cajoling her into taking “fun photos”, all the while having his own pervy agenda.

  59. Jo says:

    She belongs in a landfill.