Lena Dunham on Jezebel’s Vogue Photo Stunt: ‘It Felt Gross’

Lena Dunham talked about Jezebel soliciting and publishing of unretouched photos from her Vogue photo shoot on Grantland editor Bill Simmons’s podcast today. Dunham admitted she thinks Jezebel is smart and funny, but “it’s hard to enjoy, once you feel like they’ve made such a monumental error in their approach to feminism.” “It was the most minimal retouching,” she said. “I felt completely respected by Vogue. Instead of going, Hey, we kind of fucked up — these pictures are not that retouched, [Jezebel was] like she’s not retouched, but she could have been … It was this weird political maneuvering that I couldn’t respect.” It’s not even the best exchange in the hour-long interview, in which Dunham talked about being a female show-runner who “rules the set with love,” as well as her boyfriend Jack Antonoff’s teenage romance with Scarlett Johansson. 

Lena Dunham on Jezebel Stunt: ‘It Felt Gross’