Lena Dunham is a well-known American writer, director, actress, and producer. She is most known for co-creating, writing, and starring in the HBO television series Girls (2012–2017), for which she received numerous Emmy nominations and two Golden Globe Awards.
Dunham also directed several episodes of Girls, becoming the first woman to win the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Comedy Series.
Tiny Furniture (2010), a semi-autobiographical independent film in which Lena Dunham wrote, directed, and starred, received an Independent Spirit Award for Best First Screenplay.
Dunham appeared in films such as Supporting Characters and This Is 40, both released in 2012, as well as Happy Christmas (2014).
She starred as Mary in the 2016 film My Entire High School Sinking Into the Sea, which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival.
She’s also guest-starred on Scandal and The Simpsons, in addition to Girls (both 2015). In 2017, she appeared in American Horror Story: Cult as Valerie Solanas.
Lena Dunham’s work has provoked tremendous controversy, criticism, and media attention throughout her career, as well as her vocal presence on social media and in interviews.
What’s the Latest on Lena Dunham’s Weight Gain?
Lena Dunham is sick with a medical condition. Lena has Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, a chronic condition that affects people’s connective tissues. As a result, she gained weight, and her condition necessitated a hysterectomy.
Although this is not a life-threatening disease, the fact that it is a chronic illness has caused certain problems. She hasn’t said whether she has had this problem since birth or if she developed it later. After the paparazzi discovered her using a cane, or walking stick, she made a public statement about it.
Lena and Luis Felber (@attawalpa) married in 2018, and many people chastised her for how she appeared in the wedding photos she shared on social media. Lena Dunham was enraged, but she fought back against the body shamers.
She captioned a photo of herself with her rebuttal to the criticism. Nobody should be ashamed of their physical type, she stated. She didn’t want to answer, but she did want to stand up for everyone who was going through the same thing.
She also said that after she recovered from addiction a few years ago, she gained weight. She also stated that it is acceptable to live in any body type and that she enjoys her appearance.
Sharp Stick, Lena Dunham’s New Film
Since her debut on the scene more than a decade ago, audiences have struggled to differentiate Lena Dunham the writer-director-actress from the female leads she creates.
Then there was Aura, the befuddled film-school student at the center of her semi-autobiographical indie Tiny Furniture, which premiered at film festivals in 2010 and starred real-life family members including Laurie Simmons and Cyrus Grace Dunham.
Then there was Hannah Horvath, a Brooklyn-based Oberlin graduate and aspiring writer whose cringe-worthy antics turned Dunham into a celebrity and a lightning rod.
We meet protagonist Sarah Jo (Kristine Froseth), a cloistered twentysomething who underwent a medically necessary hysterectomy at the age of 17, in her new film, the sexual-awakening comedy Sharp Stick, which opened at the Sundance Film Festival on January 22.
This storyline appears to be based on Dunham’s own life, as she disclosed in 2018 that she had undergone the same surgery at the age of 31 due to severe endometriosis, however, she maintains that all of the characters in the new film have a bit of her in them.
Sarah Jo’s chaotic world is surrounded by her adoptive sister, social media exhibitionist Treina (Taylour Paige), the father of the child she nannies for, Josh’s pregnant wife, Heather (Dunham herself), Sarah Jo’s mother, the impulsive Marilyn (Jason Leigh), and Sarah Jo’s mother, the impulsive Marilyn (Jason Leigh).
Josh and Sarah Jo’s affair sends the heroine on an unusual and uplifting sexual adventure.