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Lena Dunham Unleashes On The Unfair Way Hollywood Treats Women! Check Out Her Bold SXSW Speech HERE!

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Lena Dunham has thrown down the gauntlet!

The Girls creator gave the keynote address at SXSW on Monday, and it was a battle cry for women in Hollywood and the diversity of roles that just aren't there!

In the speech, she lamented the fact that while men like her co-star Adam Driver is moving on to success in different types of movie roles, her Girls girls are stuck getting pigeonholed! She said:

"It's a rough scene. It's hard to always offer comforting words on that topic. I think about this in relation to the cast on my show, which consists of three very talented women and also some very talented guys. Our male lead, Adam Driver, has had a bang-up year in movies which could not be more deserved because he's a ferocious genius with an incredible work ethic, and I've learned so much from him. But the girls are still waiting patiently for parts that are going to honor their intelligence and their ability.

The world is ready to see Adam as a million different men — playing good guys and bad guys and sweet guys and scary guys. The world is ready to see Adam do all that. It's not ready to see Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet or Jemima Kirke stretch their legs in the same variety of diverse roles. Allison is relegated to All-American sweetheart. Zosia is asked to play more flighty nood-nicks. Even though both are capable of so much, they're not asked to do it. And this is not a knock on Adam's talent, which is utterly boundless and he's exactly the actor who should be doing all this. It's a knock on a world where women are typecast and men can play villains, Lotharios and nerds in one calendar year and something has to change and I'm trying."

Gurl is absolutely right! It's time for women to play morally ambiguous anti-heroes and badass action stars and psychotic villains!

We can't wait to see what type of meaty role like that Lena is ready to write!

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9 comments to “Lena Dunham Unleashes On The Unfair Way Hollywood Treats Women! Check Out Her Bold SXSW Speech HERE!”

  1. MichJB says – reply to this


    1

    Please do humanity two favors - keep your clothes on - you look like the Pillsbury Doughboy, not a sexy look and two - shut the fuck up! No one cares what you have to say about any subject. I could add a third request - go away and stay a way.

  2. Alien says – reply to this


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    You go girl!! Lena is so great. Thank you Lena for inspiring me in so many ways. I hope all your dreams come true.

  3. Alien says – reply to this


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    Re: MichJB – I care and I think she is beautiful too, so shove it up your bum you hater.

  4. Gaspar Marino says – reply to this


    4

    Since she is a writer, as well as an actress, why doesn't she write more compelling roles for women? Seems she likes the look of her own body and the sound of her own voice. She's a smart girl, but acts a little to narcissistic and clever for her own good.

  5. Gaspar Marino says – reply to this


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    I think it's mean to criticize her looks and body, but tell me why she needs to be nude in every episode of Girls? We got the point last year.

  6. I lub my ass with Pam says – reply to this


    6

    Fatty and bitter.. wouff grrr (dog bite)

  7. eric says – reply to this


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    And then as soon as a woman is cast as a villain, they consider it sexist and degrading. Ugly people always complain.

  8. fid says – reply to this


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    Practice what you preach Lena. Doing a photoshoot with alleged sexual predator Terry Richardson makes you have very little clout.

  9. heinrich71 says – reply to this


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    Maybe Adam Driver is getting more roles because he's a talented performer with a solid history of acting? I mean, honestly: you can't just cast your non-experienced friends in pivotal roles and then cue outrage when they don't get offered other parts. I agree that there's rampant sexism in Hollywood, but Dunham's argument here is laughable.