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Lena Dunham is Proud 'Girls' Didn't Use Success For Free Stuff

Lena Dunham is Proud 'Girls' Didn't Use Success For Free Stuff

Lena Dunham cozies up to her Girls co-stars Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, and Zosia Mamet in this new feature for Vogue magazine.

Here’s what the cast and others had to share with the mag:

Lena on how the show changed changed television for good: “When I had my first meeting with HBO and they said, ‘What do you want to do?’ I said, ‘I don’t see anyone who’s like me or anyone I love on television,’ And now—I’m not saying we started it, because I think we’re living in this Zeitgeisty movement toward it—but between Amy Schumer, Broad City, Mindy Kaling, that has changed.”

Abbi Jacobson on Girls: “Lena was one of the first in a wave of creators writing and starring in their own material.”

Lena on her co-stars: “Something I’m really proud of is I look at this show, and we all started when we were between 22 and 25. It would have been very easy for all of us to go, ‘Yeah, we’re just going to fashion shows and taking free trips to St. Barth’s,’ but these women have made a really strong commitment to use their platform for something powerful. No one has used this new attention just to acquire handbags.”

For more on the Girls, visit Vogue.com.

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Photos: Norman Jean Roy / Vogue
Posted to: Allison Williams, Jemima Kirke, Lena Dunham, Magazine, Zosia Mamet

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