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Lena Dunham Pushes Forward with Personal Shopping Memoir as Possible HBO Series

Photo of Anne Thompson and Maggie Lange By Anne Thompson and Maggie Lange | Thompson on Hollywood February 4, 2013 at 1:09PM

EW and Interview cover girl Lena Dunham is pinching herself after back-to-back "Girls" wins at the Golden Globes, Directors Guild and even the Art Directors Guild. Her DGA speech included the classic line: "Steven Spielberg, I'm coming for you. Ben Affleck, I already came for you."
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Lena Dunham
Lena Dunham

EW and Interview cover girl Lena Dunham is pinching herself after back-to-back "Girls" wins at the Golden Globes, Directors Guild and even the Art Directors Guild. Her DGA speech included the classic line: "Steven Spielberg, I'm coming for you. Ben Affleck, I already came for you."

Getting ahead is about pushing forward with momentum. Dunham is not wasting any time resting on her laurels. She has a book in the works--for which she scored a $3.7 million advance. And she is developing a new show for HBO.

This time she ditches the Brooklyn walkup for Bergdorf's on 5th Avenue. Dunham has optioned "All Dressed Up and Everywhere To Go," the memoir by Bergdorf Goodman personal shopper Betty Halbreich.  Dunham will work with her "Girls" co-producer Jenni Konner; Judd Apatow is set to executive produce.  Konner and Dunham plan to focus on Halbreich's perspective on the socialite Manhattan lifestyle.

If Dunham follows the Apatow model, she can multi-task herself into roles as producer, director, writer and in her case, star. The world is her oyster. And while many others would have followed "Tiny Furniture" into indie film, isn't Dunham glad she took the cable route instead?

This article is related to: Lena Dunham, Girls, Television


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.