Entertainment Weekly named Lena Dunham one of their 2012 Entertainers of the Year in their recent issue. Considering the massive success Dunham had this year, she’s very deserving of this recognition.
In her interview, Dunham talked about interviewing Nora Ephron, her entertainer of the year, her plans for 2013 and gives some small insights into season two of Girls, which premieres on HBO January 13th.
On interviewing Nora Ephron at BAM:
But that night at BAM was amazing because she was so insanely generous with her knowledge about the industry, about being a female in the industry, about trying to balance the fact of having children, and being a writer of prose, and being a wife, with the fact that she needed to make movies. For her to talk so openly about that to an audience of young women — I don’t even think she could’ve known what a gift that was. But I have a sense she had inkling.
On frankly discussing female sexuality on Girls:
I never go into it thinking, “I’m going to address these political or social issues.” I just write what’s important to me, and I’m always shocked when conservatives react or people are offended, because it feels so close to me. We continue to look at young female sexuality and the culture and class dynamics of being that age. I won’t spoil anything too much except to say that we’ll continue to address the issues that we addressed in the first season, with even more intensity.
On Katy Perry as her Entertainer of the Year:
The Katy Perry movie was hugely important to me — I thought it was funny and generous and sexy and I went with an 8-year-old and was more worked up than she was. I’m obsessed with women of pop, and think Katy is one of the smartest and boldest. From exposing her process to campaigning for Barack Obama, she’s just an unusually delightful specimen.
Maybe Lena would have a different opinion had she heard this comment from Perry when she accepted her Billboard Award for Woman of the Year. “I am not a feminist, but I do believe in the strength of women.”
Watch the season two trailer for Girls below, which I’ve already watched too many times, but judging from the trailer looks to be even better than season one.
Entertainers of the Year: Lena Dunham (Entertainment Weekly)