Lena Dunham lands the cover of Rolling Stone, talks about that whole “voice of my generation” comment
Lena Dunham, the creator and star of HBO’s Girls, lands the March cover of Rolling Stone. In the new issue, Dunham tells senior writer Brian Hiatt about her lifelong struggles with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder, her childhood fear of sex, her reaction to criticisms about the show’s lack of diversity – and much more. “It’s funny to me that I’m writing a show that people consider to be the voice of twentysomething people,” she says. “Because I don’t feel that connected to it all the time.”
One comment Lena feels she has to address, is the comment her character Hannah said in an episode, where she called herself “the voice of a generation.”
“I don’t think I ever imagined that it would haunt me the way it is,” Dunham said in a recent interview. “The character was on opium! I think the ‘voice of a generation’ concept was lost with beatnik literature. Because of globalization and increasing populations, my generation kind of consists of so many different voices that need so many different kinds of attention. But if my writing can show what it’s like to be young, I’m happy.”
I love ‘Girls’ but I’m getting a bit tired of Lena. I know I’ve said this before. I think her show is amazing, but I feel like she’s just EVERYWHERE lately. She is brilliant, I’ll give her that.