In an essay for Lenny Letter called "Our Voices Are Our Superpower," Girls co-show runner Jenni Konner recalled an instance where a producer on another show tried to get Dunham to help him convince an actress to "show her tits, or at least some vag" on TV.
Just because Lena Dunham likes to show her boobies on TV doesn't mean that she thinks everyone should want to show theirs.
The upsetting exchange started when he showed Lena a picture on his phone of "a mutual friend with a cock next to her face, ostensibly a still from his TV show but shown at a completely inappropriate time.” Not surprisingly, their subsequent conversation was disturbing to say the least.
From here things really started to devolve. The director asked Lena to have dinner alone the following night with an actress on the show he works on. Not because he thought they should meet, but because he wanted Lena to persuade the actress to "show her tits, or at least some vag" on TV. Surely Lena could make a compelling argument. After all, he continued, "You would show anything. Even your asshole.
Look, it's no secret that Dunham is a problematic and polarizing figure, but to shame her because she won't convince other women to do something they're uncomfortable with is inexcusable on the producer's part.
To read Konner's entire essay on the innate sexism in Hollywood, click here.