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6 surprising lessons I learned from Lena Dunham’s Not that kind of girl

I first became aware of Lena Dunham after watching her award-winning TV series, Girls, and became instantly fascinated. There is such power in her work, in both her realistic portrayal of often-flawed, less than perfect bodies and lives, and because the show unapologetically puts ‘women’s issues’ at the centre of the characters everyday lives. 1,059 more words


Lena Dunham to publish short story collection in 2017, titled Best and Always

It looks like Lena Dunham has got a leg up on her Girls alter-ego Hannah Horvath, with plans to publish a short story collection called Best and Always with Random House next year. 181 more words


Girls! Girls! Girls! Why so many new and upcoming book titles use the word 'girl'

If you’re looking for girls this summer, you’ll find them at the bookstore.

Or, at least, you’ll find plenty of books about them: an astonishing number of new and upcoming books have titles that feature the word “girl” or “girls.” 908 more words


Netflix's Love proves that prestige comedies have become as common as anti-hero dramas

With so many fictional misanthropes on offer at present, it takes a very special one to compete for attention. And the awkward couple of Love, Mickey (Gillian Jacobs), a satellite radio producer, and Gus (Paul Rust), an aspiring television producer who tutors the young star on a supernatural show, don’t quite make the cut. 1,270 more words


How Lena Dunham's once-groundbreaking Girls slowly lost its mojo

Whatever you think of Girls, someone, somewhere has probably written a 1,000-word essay about it.

Entering the fifth of what HBO has confirmed will be six seasons, it might be the most thinkpieced-about television show ever aired, at least on a words-per-minute-of-television basis. 1,086 more words