Topic: Delusional Downtown Divas

Anonymous Celebrity: Lena Dunham Hits Big With ‘Tiny Furniture’

Anonymous Celebrity: Lena Dunham Hits Big With 'Tiny Furniture'

Looking at all the facts in front of me, I am surprised to find that I don’t hate Lena Dunham, the 23-year-old whose movie, Tiny Furniture, won the Jury Prize for Best Narrative Feature at South By Southwest this year and was just picked up for distribution by IFC. Or maybe hate isn’t the right word: I’m shocked that I don’t even envy the insanely talented writer/director/and star of two feature films (Furniture and Creative NonFiction), two popular web series (Nerve’s Tight Shots and Delusional Downtown Divas), and countless shorts, despite the fact that we went to college together, she’s younger than me, has famous artists as parents, and is infinitely more successful than I could ever hope to become. It’s impossible to dislike Lena, because she’s a goddamn inspiration. Not just to young writers and filmmakers, but to every woman out there who wanted to write comedy but thought “Yeah…but chicks just aren’t that funny.” More »