Lena Dunham Lands First 'Vogue' Cover
By JACKIE WILLIS
January 15, 2014
Lena Dunham is already having the best year ever! After earning another Golden Globe nomination and launching the third season of her beloved show Girls, she's now landed the coveted cover of Vogue magazine.
The 27-year-old has been hailed as the voice of her generation ever since Girls premiered on HBO in 2011, but she has faced some harsh criticism due to the nudity and graphic sex scenes on the dramedy. Defending such scenes, she tells Vogue, "There was a sense that I and many women I knew had been led astray by Hollywood and television depictions of sexuality. Seeing somebody who looks like you having sex on television is a less comfortable experience than seeing somebody who looks like nobody you've ever met."
The actress/writer adds that she thinks many are confused about human sexuality, and therefore, may have trouble with her show. "It's like, 'Have you been out on the street lately?' Everyone dates everyone, for lots of reasons we can't understand," Dunham quips. "Sexuality isn't a perfect puzzle, like, 'He has a nice nose and she has a nice nose! She's got great breasts and he's got great calves! And so they're going to live happily ever after in a house that was purchased with their modeling money!' It's a complicated thing. I want people ultimately, even if they're disturbed by certain moments, to feel bolstered and normalized by the sex that's on the show."
Dunham's Feb. Vogue issue hits newsstands January 28th. What do you think of Girls? Play TV critic in the comments.