Lena Dunham Chats About "Girls" & Sex in Vogue February 2014
The 27-year-old writer/actress donned designer garbs Celine and Dolce & Gabbana for the Annie Leibovitz-shot spread while opening up about everything from her hit HBO series "Girls" to her very private lifestyle.
Highlights from Miss Dunham are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Vogue!
"Critics said, 'That guy wouldn't date that girl!' 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."
On her privacy:
"I have a really great private existence, almost more like a memoirist or a columnist would, and less like an actor would. Which I enjoy, because I can't overstate how much I hate leaving the house. No one would describe me as a private person, but I actually really am. It's important for me to have a lot of time alone, and to have a lot of time in my house by myself. My entire life sort of takes place between me and my dog, my books, my boyfriend and my private world. To me, privacy isn't necessarily equated with secret-keeping. What's private is my relationship with myself."
On her childhood:
"I thought of myself as relatively unpopular. It wasn't anybody's fault - I didn't go to high school with mean kids - but I didn't feel part of it... I didn't really start to feel like I had friends in the real way until I graduated from college and became engaged with the people I'd be engaged with professionally. I had really bad OCD. I was really lovely at school. I felt a lot of shame. Seeing what I thought was people lightening their own load, or lifting their own burdens, by writing about them or singing about them just made the world seem more open."
On her other career aspirations:
"I wanted to be a fashion designer. I wanted to be a babysitter. I wanted to be an architect. Every fantasy job you have as a child is encompassed in the act or film making."
Photo Credit: Annie Leibovitz for Vogue