Lena Dunham May Leave Hollywood

In a speech at SXSW the HBO star spoke against the alleged stereotyping of female stars and how the industry accepts men easier than they do women.

Lena Dunham claimed in an interview with Glamourdue on shelves next month, that she dreads acting and is always "relieved" on days when she does not have to act for her Emmy and Golden Globes nominated HBO show Girls. She told the magazine,

I don't know if I'm going to want to act anymore.

Considering her hosting gig on Saturday Night Live this past week featured a skit of her as Eve in the Garden of Eden walking around in her birthday suit and making fun of the Creation it is surprising to learn that the star is "over" talking about her nudity all the time. She also talked about how she does not like reading the critiques of her on Twitter or in the media. Dunham was surprised her boyfriend, a member of the band fun., was okay with dating her considering all of the negative "dialog" about her show. Dunham told Glamour,

I remember talking with him on our first date and him being like, 'God, all the articles about your nudity on the show are such ... .' It's funny, 'cause in some ways that's the conversation we still have when I'm upset [about stuff I read.]

Every year SXSW Music, Film + Interactive Festival is held in Austin, TX and flocked to by celebrities, musicians, techies and politicians. This year Dunham delivered one of the keynote speeches and lamented Hollywood's bias against women. She mentioned Girls male star and talked about the "bang-up" year he has had doing other acting gigs and then said,

...But the girls are still waiting patiently for parts that are going to honor their intelligence and their ability.

Dunham almost made it sound as if her female co-stars have received other acting offers in Hollywood but had not accepted them because they did not "honor" the roles they want to portray. She continued about the alleged sexism of Hollywood saying that "the world" is ready to see men play various roles from hero to villain but they are not ready to see a woman outside of a certain previously typecast role. Dunham did not expound on what typecast the entertainment industry has toward women. 

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