Lena Dunham dishes on the importance of 'Girls' ten years from now
Girls' creator and Lenny Letter co-founder, Lena Dunham, hit up BUILD last week, to shed light on the last season of the hit HBO show and give us inspiring thoughts amidst a heated political climate. From educating girls on the right to consent to ensuring easy access to reproductive care, Dunham's weekly newsletter has become a forum for girls to congregate and learn about core issues facing women today- issues that also impact Hannah, Marnie, Shoshanna, and Jessa.
"I came home from my last book tour where I heard girls talking about everything from birth control to hair color and felt I needed to create a community that allows young women to connect with each other even if they don't agree," Dunham revealed. "Lenny is a way for people to push back on issues like feminism and support each other on issues that haven't necessarily been supported by the systems that supported us."
While Lenny is giving voices to people in more isolated communities, "Girls" has also been an important illustration of young women dealing with everyday problems. Whether it's a relationship issue, a rent check, or anxiety, the show provides viewers an outlet to discuss these difficulties even if the talk revolves around something a bit more controversial. Though, "Girls" doesn't deal with politics head on, Dunham doesn't shy away from using the provocative conversation to shape relevant and long-lasting storylines.
"I hope that in ten years they don't say that the show was the definitive look at women in their twenties because we know that doesn't exist," Dunham said. "What is really important and what I really learn from our show's dialogue about diversity and representation is that so many creator's voices need to be out there to lift people up, and hopefully they will say that "Girls" was one of those voices."
"Girls" airs on HBO, Sunday nights at 10pm.