Lena Dunham Covers 'Vogue' And Blasts Critics Against 'Girls' Storylines

Comedian Lena Dunham graced the cover of the world's leading fashion magazine Vogue for its February issue. The latest US version of the magazine shows a new glamorous side to the 27 year-old, with the headline 'The New Queen Of Comedy'.

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Lena Dunham is the creator of HBO's 'Girls'

The cover, which was released on Wednesday (Jan 15th), features a close-up shot of the comedian's face, with a gazed, wide-eyed look, to maintain her peculiar personality, while wearing a stylish, red and white, polka-dot shirt.

The creator of HBO's hit television show 'Girls' took this opportunity to hit back at critics that claim the comedy show isn't realistic.

Since the show first aired, which follows a group of twenty-something's round New York City, it has shocked the viewers with its explicit content of sexual encounters and gained success through the real depiction of awkward situation that can occur during intercourse.

Even though the series is based on some of Dunham's real-life experiences, critics still cannot get their heads round a women, who isn't a sex symbol, having a sex life on television.

The Emmy-Award nominee discussed with Vogue how people seem to fear the realistic ideas of what sex is, and not what they watch on their TV screens.

"Critics said, 'That guy wouldn't date that girl!' ... "It's like, 'Have you been out on the street lately?'" Lena said. "Everyone dates everyone, for lots of reasons we can't understand."

Adding, "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 modelling 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."

Lena then explains the reasons she decided to bring the average women's sex life to the small screen, "There was a sense that I and many women I knew had been led astray by Hollywood and television depictions of sexuality."

Concluding, "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."

Season three of 'Girls' is currently airing on HBO on Sundays at 10 p.m.

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Lena Dunham in 'Girls' as Hannah Horvath


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