Lena Dunham, creator/writer/often director and lead in HBO’s award-winning series Girls is not super pumped about her whitewashed casting choices, and she wants to make a change.
Speaking at the Fortune Magazine‘s annual Most Powerful Women Summit, Lena revealed that she felt:
“Heartbreak at the idea that the show would make anyone feel isolated. [Because] all I want to do is make women feel excited and included by the show.”
That being said, Dunham made a commitment to her audience that Season 2 of Girls will include:
“A multitude of new characters in the show. There are some of color. Some are not. Some are Caucasian.”
Honestly, I know diversity is great and all, but I’d rather not see it shoehorned into a show that has such a specific perspective. I’m glad Dunham’s addressing these issues, but it isn’t her responsibility to show EVERY woman’s perspective, EVER.