During a podcast with Re/code Decode, the Lenny Letter founder talked about her views on social media. I don’t even know my Twitter password, which may make me seem like I’m no longer a genuine community user.
It’s been a bumpy ride for those who have been following the career of Lena Dunham, beginning with her fascinating debut film, Tiny Furniture, and continuing on with her even more divisive HBO series, Girls, which saw her partnering up with Judd Apatow. She said, “It turned into the most rabid, disgusting debate about women’s bodies and my Instagram page was somehow the hub for misogynists for the afternoon”.
“That’s verbal abuse. Those aren’t words you’d accept in an interpersonal relationship”.
“I don’t look at Twitter anymore”.
Dunham: “I really appreciate that anybody follows me at all”. “I wasn’t making a joke about domestic violence – I was over emphatic in my attempt to capture how damaging the Internet can be (not just to celebrities)”.
The Emmy Award-winning hit show will air its fifth season this January and the 29-year-old actress said they are already looking at the sixth season as their last.
Earlier this year, she told Ryan Seacrest on the Golden Globes red carpet that she had deleted the social media site’s app from her phone to “create a safe space for [herself] emotionally”. It’s really exciting. I started working on this show when I was 23. (Of course, they aren’t the only ones.) The site also published unflattering pre-Photoshop versions of photos taken for Dunham’s February, 2014, Vogue cover story, which were acquired by offering a ,000 bounty.
The 29-year-old, who regularly strips off in her popular show, says she wasn’t prepared for the verbal abuse the seemingly non-offensive picture would generate and anxious about the impact a few of the comments would have on her fans. “It’s how you imagine people screaming at prisoners in Guantanamo”.