Months of endless rumours can now be put to rest as Lena Dunham has landed her first Vogue cover.
The 27-year-old creator of Girls is on the front of the high-fashion magazine’s February issue, starring as the “New Queen of Comedy”, flaunting both her beauty and quirky side.
The cover, shot by known photographer Annie Leibovitz features Lena who plays Hanna Horvath on the hit HBO series. The funnygal, is dressed in a crisp white shirt with large red polka-dots and is tugging on her collar with her right hand as she grips her temple with the other while an anxious expression is plastered on her face.
Her hair signature pixie is styled straight and brushed to the side, making her smokey eyes pop as she sports heavy eyeliner, dark eyeshadow and soft red lips to complete her edgy and charming look.
An inside shot shows Lena wearing a high-fashion gown with mermaid sequins on the bodice and a woman’s face on the lower half as she is sprawled on a bed with costar Adam Driver. Capturing the essence of her hit show, Lena strikes a sexy pose as she lies in the unmade bed with Adam and her dog in the picture.
The star opens up about the honest depiction of sex on her show The Tiny Furniture, admitting that she wants to provide an accurate portrayal for viewers:
“There was a sense that I and many women I knew had been led astray by Hollywood and television depictions of sexuality,” Lena said. “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.”
She also defended her sex scenes with a much older, handsome doctor in season two after critics called their relationship unrealistic.
“Critics said, ‘That guy wouldn’t date that girl!'” she recalled. “It’s like, ‘Have you been out on the street lately?’ Everyone dates everyone, for lots of reasons we can’t understand. 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.”
In spite of all the sexuality in The Tiny Furniture, Lena shares an apart in New York City with her boyfriend Jack Antonoff and lives a private life. She also admits that despite her rapid climb to success, she still does not see a place for herself in Hollywood.
“I went early on to a party at a really famous person’s house,” she recalled, confessing she still feels like an outsider in Tinsel Town. “They had a private chef there making pizza, and I remember the dog was wearing a bow tie. Every time I looked around, it would be like, Is that someone I know from camp? No, that’s Ashton Kutcher. It was such a weird scene. I remember thinking, I don’t feel at home here, and no matter how long this is my job, I will never feel at home here. And if I do start to feel at home here…someone should really worry about me.”
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