Woke celeb Lena Dunham recently finished filming her hit HBO series Girls and took to social media to celebrate and express her feelings about the end of the show.
Girls Goodbye (1 of 3) It’s 2 am on Friday morning and we just finished shooting Girls. Forever. No insert shots of cell phones or exteriors to grab. We’re not missing a quick shot of Shosh marching down a Soho street. We’re finished. We did it all. Jenni called that final cut, I dropped my costume on our van floors (sorry Kristen, sorry I never hang my damned costume) and we got into our vans to head home for the last time. To say I don't enjoy goodbyes is an understatement. But, as a wise woman once told me, "relish it. We so rarely get to choose our goodbyes." She's right. And we got to choose this one. But that doesn't mean it's easy– I know I'm not alone in the Girls family when I say this is the end of the largest and most potent chapter of my life so far. Before Girls I had zero identity, zero self-love and an urgent sense of untapped creative desire that kept me up and sweating at night in other people's beds, wondering why vague sexual affirmation wasn’t enough to make me feel human. I had hardly an inkling of the responsibility we take on when we tell stories, or of the power words can have, but what I had- as an obsessed fan of shows from Girlfriends to Felicity to Ally McBeal- was the audacity to think that people might want to see women like my friends and me (broken, imperfect, angry) on television. When we shot our pilot six years ago, I never dreamed that I could be so fulfilled by the process of art-making, of collaboration, of honest expression. And so through this show I developed an identity, gained a new kind of family and began my life in earnest. It's an embarrassment of riches. There are too many essential personnel to name here, and the messages I have for them are far too intimate for this modern venue, but I trust I've made it clear who you are and what you mean to me. If I haven't, please feel free to demand explanations.
Dunham also posted a semi-nude photo of herself exposing her breast, which has been censored due to Instagram’s anti-nipple policy.
And thank you for this throwback to our first girls premiere in 2012 @joanaavillez – some things never change. Jo is one of my real life Girls, who inspired the show and shaped my whole twenties. Only we've never had a character as talented and together as she is 👯♂️ Anyone else stand in the rain crying today? Just me? Okay, cool!
Lena Dunham has made headlines recently for a series of bizarre racial controversies. She has been accused of promoting the “over-sexualization” of black athletes, and has been condemned for tweeting offensive statements about Asian men.
Dunham has been praised by her millennial fans as a “woke” celeb who promotes social justice. She has voiced her solidarity with the students of her alma mater, Oberlin College, who have criticized the serving of sushi in the cafeteria as a problematic instance of cultural appropriation.
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