“We have a serious problem,” admitted Lena Dunham recently at the Sundance Film Festival. She very well could have been talking about her campaign partnership with Hillary Clinton, but instead she was referring to a question about the lack of diversity among this year’s Oscar nominees.

The Motion Picture Academy’s president recently admitted the Academy was “heartbroken” and frustrated by its lack of diversity but was taking steps that would “immediately increase diversity” on the Academy’s board. Dunham told E! Online that she’s not heartbroken because there are diverse voices in TV and film, “but what really needs to happen is that people need to take notice and give resources to these voices.” Other people, apparently.

The cast isn’t simply all-white; it’s the definition of white privilege.

But then we’d miss out on her contribution to gender diversity. She was in Sunday for the premiere of her new documentary “Suited,” her new HBO documentary about a tailoring company that designs for people “across the entire gender spectrum.” We can’t wait for the section on pantsuits.

  • nc ✓s & balances

    Is that the reason why Dunham dirties up her arms? Because she’s “too white?”

    • Kenton Clarkson

      Pass the mind bleach, will you?

      • Donald-Now 3x as Deplorable

        Here ya go. Keep it, I buy it buy the pallet load nowadays.

        • Kenton Clarkson

          TY
          I was just getting ready to kill myself to end the pain

          • Donald-Now 3x as Deplorable

            Anything to help a friend! 8^)

        • Sturmritter
      • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!
        • Donald-Now 3x as Deplorable

          I got a bottle for you too. Like I said, pallet load.

          • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

            Thanks!

          • Donald-Now 3x as Deplorable

            Still friends? ;^P

          • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

            Yes, of course!

          • Donald-Now 3x as Deplorable

            8^D

    • TMM Goes To Washington
    • DeplorableMessMan ✔ JesseMessy

      …Good point. Anyhow, friends…
      …Tweet by #SecretlyYourMom: “They try to shame and ruin lives, claim the moral high ground and then do shit like this.”
      …Tweet by Seth Mandel (who’s got his own issues with the Unbearable Being of Whiteness [SWIDT] but who’s on the right track): “remember how her show writers ridiculed critics who said her show was too white?”
      …If I only had a #TwitterTweeter I’d tell ’em both: “Lena’s self-hate ain’t sincere anymore, since BLM has frightened H’wood into toeing the #OscarSoWhite line.”
      …Seriously (yet nonpermanently unless Hill or Bern get elected), I saw a young filmmaker on TV the other day: Adam McKay, 5-time-Oscar-nominee for the 2015-film #TheBigShort (a documentary about the 2008 bailout since #WhatTheHey there ain’t been any scandals since then). This PLW (“privileged white lib”) McKay dutifully said that the AMPAS-nomination process “needs to change”…Change FROM WHAT #FFS (I yelled at the TV) since nominations are by popular-ballot of all 6000+ Academy-members? Oh but there’s the rub, y’see: McKay waits until the end to say that he isn’t an AMPAS member (“yet” FWIW). How incredible (as in “NOT credible”) for a non/member to tell AMPAS-members how to reform AMPuuhhh–
      Oh wait, I GOT IT: McKay doesn’t think it’s up to the members but rather up to the “Grande Olde Picture establishment (“GOPe”), thus he wouldn’t sully himself by becoming part of the member’s-reform Primary process ‘cuz he thinks members are just “tools of the AMINOs (Academy Members In Name Only)”. And so McKay figures that the best way to effectuate change is to “snooze-out” of the member-process AND THEN blame the Grande Olde Picture establishment (“GOPe”) for his own fecklessness during the primaries process. A cautionary tale for IndyHollyCons? Naaaaahhh.

      • nc ✓s & balances

        You’re so funny!

        • DeplorableMessMan ✔ JesseMessy

          Thanks NC.

    • Sanchez

      I am still a single man because of tattoos. Can’t take a woman seriously with more than a small one in a special non public place.

      • nc ✓s & balances

        I just don’t get them. I know they’re mainstream now, no big deal and all that, but I can’t understand why anyone would do something permanent to your body. It’s not like a weird hairstyle that will grow out.

        • tverle

          I keep telling my kids to keep in mind that things they think might be cool at 18 won’t necessarily be cool at 45. If they feel a strong need to have one, they should go get a henna tattoo.

        • Sanchez

          I can happily say my son and his future wife do not have any. We did our jobs.

      • Ivar Ivarson

        Well, Lena’s tats consist of directions and payment terms on her nether regions.

        • TexSizzle

          You know this how? 😉

      • Petrucio14

        Tattoos belong on old sailors and young bikers. Even then they betray a lack of judgement, no taste, and low moral standards.

    • Sanchez

      I noticed no one gave me a tu!

  • unknown

    Then replace your characters with an all-black cast. Or, better yet, have the same characters but have them be played by black actresses (kind of like how Nick Fury has been played by David Hasselhoff and Samuel L. Jackson).

    • NRPax

      Who gave you the advance copy for next season?

    • http://www.libertynewsonline.com/regional_301.php RTater

      ..

      • TexSizzle

        Pollyanna ==l> Polly.

    • Petrucio14

      But then they’d be leaving out homosexuals, transvestites, and all the rest of the alphabet stew so dear to SJWs.

  • wrestlefan01

    only show i like on hbo is silicone valley

    • Donald-Now 3x as Deplorable

      Is that a show about plastic surgeons specializing in breast enlargements?

      • tverle

        must not be or I’m sure my husband wouldn’t miss an episode

        Just kidding….he prefers natural

    • Paula_Alquist

      Silicon Valley is hilarious. I pretty much like anything from Mike Judge.

  • Amela

    Why is she even relevant. She’s so damn ugly and not pleasing to any male or female on this good earth…She makes me nauseous.

    • Sanchez

      Beauty is only skin deep. If you can through all that deep skin.

      • Prairie Sarah

        Wouldn’t you say she’s thin-skinned though? And then the skin deep beauty would be even more miniscule?

        • Sanchez

          Um….that’s too deep for the moment. Does that make her a paradox?

          Or is that a non PC term?

          • Prairie Sarah

            I usually attribute the metaphorical use of “thin-skinned” to the president, but it works for many liberals. And it works in the physical sense this time to signify tiny amounts of beauty. Win, win.

            Also, if she wasn’t such a harridan, her looks would be a moot point.

      • Petrucio14

        Beauty may be only skin deep, but her ugly goes right to the bone!

  • Donald-Now 3x as Deplorable

    So Lena Dungheap is trying to add color to Hollyweird by dressing like a used tampon?

    • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

      Thanks for that, Donald. I thought you were my friend… Now I have to do this:

      https://i.ytimg.com/vi/4bPVY4uxgy8/hqdefault.jpg

      • Donald-Now 3x as Deplorable

        ROFLMAO!!!

      • tops116 ✓Quipper

        Relax, Penny. You’ll be laughing about seeing that picture years from now… in therapy.

        • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

          Ugh… I better start researching therapists now…

      • Doc Farmer✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

        I find this helps too…

        • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

          Oh yes, that does the trick, too. 🙂

    • TMM Goes To Washington

      Take the mic and drop it, Donald….

    • MarciaTheMurkyMuse? Variegated

      The Toxic Red Tide Rises…

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      God, she looks like a Barbie doll assembled by someone who was epileptic.

    • Tessa from Texas

      Ugh! Double ugh!

    • The_Kat ✓vilified

      I hate when rich people dress horribly. I think how great I could look with all that money. *sighs* Although this is one of the few times I saw her look half decent. I’m assuming someone else picked out her dress for her and did her hair and makeup.

  • JosephBloughs ✓Viagrafied

    Lena Dunham: The new black. Who knew?

    • Sanchez

      Can’t she just self identify as a thin pretty black woman?

  • Arkuy The Great

    This problem was covered back in my youth; “You’re just a shade too white”

    • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

      Well, we know “Goody Two Shoes” wouldn’t work.

      • Arkuy The Great

        Magnificent Five OTOH…

        • Penny✓ItsSoFluffy! #GoBolts!

          😉

  • Jeff Henderson ✓Bona Fide

    If the majority of the population is also the majority of writers and actors and attendees then the proportions in movies, tv and theater will be even more skewed toward the things that have greater meaning and interest to the majority.

  • Sanchez

    Dunham is a token herself as she is fat and ugly.

  • Paula_Alquist

    I’ve watched several episodes of Girls. The only time I can remember seeing an African American was when Dunham’s character briefly dated a Conservative. Naturally, she berates him for his beliefs, but oddly enough, he came off as a great guy and Dunham’s character looked like the idiot. Of course, that wasn’t her intention, but that’s how I saw it.

    • Sanchez

      I absolutely refuse to pay extra for television on PAY television.

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Surest sign of crappy writing: inadvertently making the strawman look good and the author avatar look bad.

    • genes ✓ᵛᵉʳᶦᶠᶦᵉᵈ ᵈᵉᵖˡᵒʳᵃᵇˡᵉ

      See, Dunham’s character always looks like Dunham, so of course she looks like an idiot. And a child predator.

    • https://twitter.com/UnicornOfMayhem Hi This Is My Username

      How did you bring yourself to watch that show?

      • Paula_Alquist

        I was curious to know why Girls received so much acclaim. Sadly, good writing had nothing to do with it. It truly is a terrible show.

        • https://twitter.com/UnicornOfMayhem Hi This Is My Username

          Well, if you ever need brain bleach, I know a person. 🙂

  • Sanchez

    I am happy I flat out refuse to pay for television on pay television.

    • MarciaTheMurkyMuse? Variegated

      Television? What dat?

      • Sanchez

        Really? You don;t have one? One of my worst vices but I justify it with needing internet and the tv comes with it pretty much.

        I one day want to follow the words of one of my mentors from my teen days, John Prine.

        • MarciaTheMurkyMuse? Variegated

          Got a tv, really. Very useful monitor to watch DVDs.

          • Sanchez

            Another song by John Prine about tv.

  • Sanchez

    Given this, she is a token in Hollywierd herself.
    How many parts could she fill in a movie or sitcom?

    • Sanchez

      Disclaimer: I am not making any claims about my stature and don’t want to subject my old body to any more than necessary

    • Arkuy The Great

      FWIW, the successful careers of Kathy Bates, Roseanne Barr and others shows that there is plenty of room in showbiz for all types.

      • Sanchez

        But she was a good actress and she was a good comedienne.
        Not so much with this woman,

    • Donald-Now 3x as Deplorable

      Jabba the Hut, The Blob, Moby Dick and a Yeti are all roles she could handle with minimum makeup or CGI needed, to name a few.

      • Unclassifiable

        Michael Moore in his new autobiographical pic “The Buffet Man”.

    • wrestlefan01

      mmmmmmmmm thats hot

    • Jake Wilde

      Hey ummm…it gives hope and strength to its everywhere!

    • O_cult is Dead

      Simply too big for the bowl.

      What’s a ‘girl’ gonna do?

    • tops116 ✓Quipper

      Why is that young boy wearing a bikini?

      • Sanchez

        Oh no you diiin’t just say dat!

    • Knight64

      This photo was sooo unnecessary. And with dinner right around the corner, it was also mean.

      • Sanchez

        Never eat and browse!

    • https://twitter.com/UnicornOfMayhem Hi This Is My Username

      The wall is better to look at.

  • Canned Heat

    woof… pack

    • Sanchez

      Woof?

  • TMM Goes To Washington

    Says the “woman” who creates a TV show just show she can have an excuse to get nekkid. A little late to the ballgame, Lena…..

  • Prairie Sarah

    A lot of preaching liberals clearly believe we should do as they say and not as they do. Could be where the cliche started…

  • Unclassifiable

    Turns on NBA game, switches to NCAA basketball game, switches back to NBA game, reads this tweet…

    …and wonders who gives a darn if you do your job well.

  • I_KICK_HIPPIES

    Where is a ham sandwich choking hazard when you need one.

  • Capt_Morgan

    The fact that she can not see her own hypocrisy demonstrates how programmed she is.

    • Rogue Cheddar

      Well, manatee va-jay-jay is more well known for its hubris, not intelligence.

  • Capt_Morgan

    The president of the academy is black.

  • Ashram13

    Actually, Lena Dunham is right when she says Hollywood has a diversity problem.

    There are too many liberal democrats there who call the shots at the expense of everyone else.

    • Petrucio14

      True ‘dat.

  • tops116 ✓Quipper

    Hollywood also has a problem with hiring sex offenders, but based on a certain passage from her own book, Len already knew that.

  • Rogue Cheddar

    Buckwheat: Hey Stymie, what’s diverse mean?
    Stymie: Dat’s easy, it mean when one car comes real fast dis way and ‘nuther car comes real fast t’other and then “Kerblam!” right in da middle, and you say, (smacks forehead) “Dang, dat’s diverse accident I ever see!

    • Capt_Morgan

      The teacher asked Buckwheat to use the word dictate in a sentence. He said, “hey Darla, how’d my dictate last night?”

      • Rogue Cheddar

        (Snicker!)

      • Ms.rainman

        Darla say, Well, Buckwheat, I thought it tasted like alfalfa.

  • Thoughts?

    • https://twitter.com/UnicornOfMayhem Hi This Is My Username

      I threw up a little in my mouth. I skipped thinking and went straight for the reaction.

  • HiltonHead_Dude

    She molested her sister, and wrote a book in which she accused a fellow classmate of raping her. When called out on it, she simply denied it, even though her book publisher took action on it.

    She accuses republicans and men in general of being every evil thing she is. That is Hollywoods real problem. Roman Polanski, Woody Allen, Lena Dunham….yeah, there is a problem, but she’s totally missing it.

  • I_KICK_HIPPIES

    She looks like she smells of old french fries.

    • Petrucio14

      More like wet dog and very old fish.

  • deepdiver

    “Creator of pasty white ‘Girls’ says Hollywood has a serious diversity problem”

    Yes, yes it does. Far too many liberal shows and not enough conservative values programming.

  • Ronald McHitler✓lowcal

    Hypocrisy is a big fat ugly btch apparently

  • Mango

    Little Puke, Lena Dunham continues to promote and advocate for diversity by campaigning for Hillary. Seems about right. #DemsSoRichOldWhite

  • Kimberly

    That is some amazing photoshop in that picture. They almost made Dunham look like a woman.

    • The_Kat ✓vilified

      And shaved about 50 pounds off of her.

  • Sorceress

    I guess it’s time to start handing out Oscars to all those whiny little losers who can’t get over the fact that the Oscars and all those other contests are just popularity contests and they don’t have that many friends who vote. We could make them just slightly smaller than the real Oscars or make them silver instead of gold, but everyone who appeared in or worked on a film would get one for just showing up. See? Problem solved. Everyone gets a prize and no one goes home empty handed. Of course, the Oscar program would last a couple of weeks, but then you can’t just mention a few of the “winners”. Everyone could get a two minute “acceptance” speech to thank all the little people (none of whom voted in the underlying contest) and of course thanking each and every friend and family member. Isn’t it time to start growing up and accepting that not everyone gets everything they want simply because they want it? The real world isn’t like that. Nothing in life is “fair” and even if you work really hard, you still might not “win”. The satisfaction of doing the job well and knowing it was the very best you could do it was always the goal that I was brought up with. If someone else gets the prize, just know you did your best. Always.

  • ricoliv

    Do you really expect intelligent or independent thinking from Lena Dunham? Seriously? The Clinton a$$-kisser is going to deviate from Mama Rat’s script? There will be icicles in Hell before that dunce comes out with an original thought– and the same goes for Dunham!

  • Petrucio14

    When that show turbo tanks in the ratings, it is bound to be because people just don’t welcome diversity. Or sexism. Or white privilege. Or some other drivel.

  • Bruce

    Lena, you are so right! Now, let’s rectify this…we can start by axing “Girls.”

    • The_Kat ✓vilified

      This coming season is its last. Dunham would say it is because the series as run its course but HBO might admit it is because the ratings suck.

  • Shawn

    What? Not enough shows about fat, lying, pedophiles on the air?

  • Jerry Shelton

    She is right, diversity is what allowed her in. That is a problem

  • bobbyt1964

    She’s all for diversity: she’s got the obese, rape-hoaxing, mentally impaired, child molesting, exhibitionist contingent covered all by herself.

  • jaded

    wondering if the screenplay writer is here again to say it really “isn’t the fault of the writers/producers/directors/etc, so it’s not really hypocrisy” just like with old georgie cloonie…..

  • Fingolfin

    About “Suited”. Even if you believe in the those 52 genders or whatever I don’t see how that affects tailoring.

  • Donald York

    Forget Lena Dunham, wait until Spike and company find out that the person playing Michael Jackson in his documentary is a white guy. Lol. Is America great or what????

  • Ross Blankert

    If people that worked in Hollywood had an IQ greater than 3 and had talent, then someone might take them seriously. It is not the color we object to. It is the mind blowing dumb shows that they come up with and political agenda they promote for the mind numb young people who do not know any better.