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Lena Dunham, Amy Schumer, & Gina Rodriguez Represent Comedy Actresses On 'THR'!

Lena Dunham, Amy Schumer, & Gina Rodriguez Represent Comedy Actresses On 'THR'!

Lena Dunham, Amy Schumer, Gina Rodriguez, Tracee Ellis Ross, Ellie Kemper, and Kate McKinnon take the cover of The Hollywood Reporter‘s Comedy Actresses Roundtable Issue, out on newsstands on June 5!

In the mag, the six ladies open up about sexism in the industry, sex scenes, penis bags and why women need to stop apologizing.

Amy on sexism: “I think people hate women. I don’t think they want to hear a woman talk for too long. A lot of people project their mom yelling at them. My [career] has been about tricking people into listening. I’m not saying all men hate women, but there’s such an aggression.”

Lena on the comedy community: “I also hate how the comedy community is so defensive. People are unwilling to learn. There was a big issue a few years ago with Daniel Tosh and rape jokes. But there couldn’t be a civil conversation about it within the comedy community. I’m a sexual-assault survivor, so I would love to sit down and have a totally nonjudgmental conversation with a male comedian who makes rape jokes. But there isn’t room for that.”

Gina on racism: “I don’t believe it’s an issue of hard-core rac- ism [in Hollywood]. It’s lack of being surrounded by a culture. It’s also about what Hollywood finds financially beneficial. So when we show them shows like Jane the Virgin and Fresh Off the Boat. Show them it’s all a good investment. And it’s not about race. When you vilify it, people shut down.”

Also pictured: Lena, 29, spotted keeping it cool and casual as she runs errands on Tuesday (May 26) in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City.


The Hollywood Reporter Cover: Comedy Actresses Roundtable

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The Hollywood Reporter Cover: Comedy Actresses Roundtable

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  • blue_sea

    I cannot wait for Girls to eventually end and Lena can go away.

  • FrenchGirl

    Lena is the woman who is proud to write how she “touched” her sister when she was baby.Lena is the woman who is a proud to be friend with Terry Richardson.

  • FrenchGirl

    And it’s the 1rst time that I disagree with Amy’s opinion. The problem is that we live in a patriarchal society .

  • Niki Beth

    I’m sorry but Gina Rodriguez isn’t really funny? I don’t think Jane the Virgin should be considered a comedy

  • SideEye

    I’m not a fan of Lena for a slew of reasons, and idk why Gina is on the cover “Jane The Virgin” is not really a comedy. I wonder why you guys didn’t show cast Tracee’s video or Ellis.

  • Baseliner

    people don’t hate women! they hate people women like lena dunham that can’t seem to go away

  • Mike1288

    I don’t think so either but at least Gina had an intelligent thought. Lena just word vomits nonsense and I don’t know what Am y was even trying to say. Plenty of woman are bearable….in the kitchen. No for real though. I generally do not think woman should shut up unless theif first name is Lena and last name is Dunham.