Lena Dunham has been crowned “The New Queen of Comedy” by Vogue.
The creator and star of Girls appears on the cover of the fashion magazine’s February issue, which hits newsstands on January 28.
“Since Girls launched in 2012, the 27-year-old Dunham has become to comic television roughly what Bob Dylan was to sixties folk,” writes Nathan Heller, who later calls the actress “a model of industry.” Heller shadowed Dunham on the set of her HBO show during filming of season three and later visited her Brooklyn Heights apartment, which he describes as “concertedly unostentatious.”
The cover story also addresses the way Girls confronts the issue of sexuality and, by extension, nudity. It’s a topic that caused the show’s producers to go into a ‘rage spiral’ after a journalist asked Dunham why her character “is often naked at random times for no reason” during a panel at Television Critics Association press tour last week. Zosia Mamet — who plays the youngest member of the Girls foursome — tells Heller of Dunham’s nude scenes; “She’s not being naked just for the sake of being naked.”
Rumors of a Dunham Vogue cover have been circulating since last fall, but this isn’t her first appearance in the fashion monthly. READ FULL STORY