Yes, the rumors are true. Girls’ creator and star Lena Dunham is going to be on the cover of the February issue of Vogue. Annie Liebovitz photographed the young “Queen of Comedy.”
The spread bears a slight resemblance to Sarah Jessica Parker’s shoot in 2008 in which Parker posed in places familiar to her Sex and the City character, Carrie Bradshaw.
Alas, the comparison between Girls and Sex and the City continues.
In Lena Dunham’s Fresh Air interview she spoke to Terry Gross about feeling disconnected from the typical rom com protagonist:
"I think romantic comedy, when done right, is my favorite genre. It’s just a genre that’s very human. Bridesmaids had a pink poster, and I loved it — and I don’t want to call out any movie specifically, but there is a certain kind of film that is not fun to me in a guilty-pleasure way, and there is a certain kind of chick-lit book that isn’t even fun to me in a guilty-pleasure way, because I don’t see any of myself in it. Because none of my actions — and maybe this is speaking to my age, because I’m 25 — but none of my actions have ever been [determined] by the search for a husband, or wondering if I was going to have a family someday, or wanting to live in a really great house, or thinking it would be really great to have a diamond. There are just certain drives, and I think that those things may be representative of a desire for love or something else. I’m sure those writers would not appreciate me distilling their thesis down to the search for a diamond, but there’s a kind of female character that doesn’t make sense to me.”
What do you think? Does this sentiment differentiate Hannah from Carrie? Or does it connect them?
image via Vogue