60 minutes | Jun 24, 2022

38. How Does It Feel to Be Vulnerable in Front of the World? With Lena Dunham

Putting yourself out there — the good, the bad, the ugly — in the social media age can be a high-risk, high-reward endeavor, to put it mildly. Few people know that quite as well as writer, director, producer, and actor Lena Dunham. Lena shot to superstardom at only 24 years old when her hit HBO show “Girls” debuted in 2012 and has been living her life very much in the public eye ever since. Lena tells Claire about her lifelong love of self-expression and creativity, how being so open about the hard things in her life actually helps her heal, and how her relationship with womanhood, grief, and loss intersects with her writing. Plus, Lena and Claire discuss how early experiences shaped their views on Roe v. Wade.


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