Fox News reported criticism from Media Research Center's Lauren Thompson, public relations professional Ronn Torossian, and media trainer Louise Pennell, which labeled the advertisement as tasteless, inappropriate, and a ploy to lure the younger female vote.In 1991, at the age of seven, she moved from the USSR to the United States with her family.In addition to the regular newsletter, Lenny Letter published a Fiction Issue and a Poetry Issue during fall 2015.Lenny Letter is developing a book imprint and a possible HBO short film series.They asked me if I wanted to be a part of it, and I was thrilled to jump in." The first season premiered April 15, 2012, and has garnered Dunham four Emmy nominations for her roles in acting, writing, and directing the series and two Golden Globe wins for Best Comedy Series for Girls and for herself in Best Lead Actress in a Comedy or Musical Series.The premiere of the Girls pilot was met with criticism regarding the all-white main cast in the otherwise culturally diverse setting of New York City (the only black actors in the pilot were a homeless man and a taxi driver, and the only Asian actress had the sole trait of being good at Photoshop)."I didn't want you to Google me and the first thing you see is a debate about whether my breasts are misshapen." In 2009, Dunham created the Index Magazine web series, Delusional Downtown Divas, which satirized the New York City art scene.
Donald Glover guest starred as Sandy, a black Republican and Hannah's love interest, in the first two episodes of season two, which was criticized as tokenism in response to the initial backlash from the first season.and a case of mistaken identity when a former Oberlin College student named Barry (the pseudonym used for Dunham's alleged attacker in her book) sought legal advice to ensure people didn’t associate him with the content.In the book, Dunham describes “Barry” as a guy who wore cowboy boots, sported a mustache, hosted a radio show, worked at a campus library, and graduated Oberlin in 2005.Dunham has appeared on the cover of magazines, including Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, and Rolling Stone.
After Dunham posed with bare legs for Glamour's February 2017 cover, she praised the magazine for featuring an unedited photo and leaving the cellulite on her thighs visible.
Laurie Simmons (Lena Dunham's real-life mother) plays Aura's mother, and Lena's real-life sister Grace plays Aura's on-screen sister.