Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...

WATCH: Lena Dunham Talks 'Girls,' Female 'Ishtar' Remake, Getting Fired from 'Mildred Pierce' on Grantland (VIDEO)

Photo of Anne Thompson By Anne Thompson | Thompson on Hollywood February 20, 2014 at 6:37PM

I could listen to Lena Dunham talk pop culture all day. This hour-long appearance with Grantland's Bill Simmons is worth checking out.
0
Lena Dunham
Lena Dunham

I could listen to Lena Dunham talk pop culture all day. This hour-long appearance with Grantland's Bill Simmons is worth checking out. 

She starts out describing the female "Ishtar" movie she'd like to make, her favorite "Old Loves" blog, why Alanis Morissette ages well, and goes on to discuss the "Girls" backlash, Jezebel running her unretouched Vogue photo, and how she got fired from an acting gig on "Mildred Pierce." She looks cool but not styled--like she's hanging at a pal's house over a drink. But we get to listen in. 

This article is related to: Lena Dunham, Lena Dunham, Lena Dunham, Girls, HBO , HBO, Video, TV Videos, Video


E-Mail Updates








Thompson on Hollywood

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.