“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.
Lena Dunham says Hollywood is "too white." This is a promo for her own show: pic.twitter.com/ZUkYBmc06A
— Countermoonbat (@CounterMoonbat) January 28, 2016
— Farbrook (@dutchindian) January 28, 2016
The cast isn’t simply all-white; it’s the definition of white privilege.
— Shane (@ShaneeMc) January 28, 2016
— A. Concerned Citizen (@noblefacts) January 28, 2016
@countermoonbat They try to shame and ruin lives, claim the moral high ground and then do shit like this.
— Secretly Your Mom (@GurrenXero) January 28, 2016
@CounterMoonbat Lena Dunham is too white
— The Globalizer (@Globalizer360) January 28, 2016
@CounterMoonbat I'm trying to enjoy my lunch here.
— paristrip08 (@paristrip08) January 28, 2016
— Sigma 7 (@DoktorJeep) January 28, 2016
— Cosmo Iannopollo (@Cosmo_Seriously) January 28, 2016
— Seth Mandel (@SethAMandel) January 28, 2016
@CounterMoonbat Who will step down so it is fair ? Then what about Bruce's lane who will represent he/she ?
— CurrentResident (@pc53lang) January 28, 2016
— Greg Brubaker (@twobru) January 28, 2016
@CounterMoonbat Then Lena Dunham needs to do us a favor and stop working.
— Joseph Jaskiewicz (@JosephJFLA) January 28, 2016
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.