Even when Lena Dunham can be quite annoying sometimes, the girl has given a place to a much-needed conversation regarding female bodies. With her powerful personality, she teaches us all about confidence and self-love on and off the screen.
The Girls’ creator, along with her HBO co-stars, is featured in Glamour magazine’s February issue. In the cover, she made a full display of her body, cellulite and all. She turned to Instagram to thank the magazine and took the chance to give some inspiring words about her decision of going without any photoshop.
Your look. Your body. Your happiness.
The Girls cast is on the cover of Glamour magazine’s February issue. Lena Dunham, Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet and Jemima Kirke all look fabulous in cool 70’s vibe wearing Marc Jacobs. But there’s something extremely real about the cover. And is Lena’s glorious full display of her cellulite.
An unretouched photo for a change.
It’s been a long way.
The show created by Dunham is coming to its final season. Lena made nudity something quite normal in the show, as we were used to watching her naked frame quite often. And this was actually real good, as it gave room for a much-needed conversation, which is the female bodies we’re used to seeing on TV and the lack of integration of the different types of them.
Raising the voice on and off the screen.
After sharing the cover on her IG, trolls came trying to bring her down about the way she looks. So, it was time for her to make a stand. She pointed that the decision of not using photoshop was important not only for herself but for all women.
No body shaming.
She made a sincere point about loving her own skin and talked about the struggles of living in a society that makes you think you’re supposed to hate the way you look. She then continued pointing out that her body isn’t fair game, and that there’s a place for everybody to be recognized as beautiful.
“Thank you for letting my cellulite do the damn thing on new stands everywhere today.”
Finally, she thanked the magazine for making such a big move, and women in Hollywood and on IG for leading the way and normalizing the female form in every form.
Okay, here goes: throughout my teens I was told, in no uncertain terms, that I was fucking funny looking. Potbelly, rabbit teeth, knock knees- I could never seem to get it right and it haunted my every move. I posed as the sassy confident one, secretly horrified and hurt by careless comments and hostility. Let's get something straight: I didn't hate what I looked like- I hated the culture that was telling me to hate it. When my career started, some people celebrated my look but always through the lens of "isn't she brave? Isn't it such a bold move to show THAT body on TV?" Then there were the legions of trolls who made high school teasing look like a damned joke with the violent threats they heaped on, the sickening insults that made me ache for teen girls like me who might be reading my comments. Well, today this body is on the cover of a magazine that millions of women will read, without photoshop, my thigh on full imperfect display. Whether you agree with my politics, like my show or connect to what I do, it doesn't matter- my body isn't fair game. No one's is, no matter their size, color, gender identity, and there's a place for us all in popular culture to be recognized as beautiful. Haters are gonna have to get more intellectual and creative with their disses in 2017 because none of us are going to be scared into muumuus by faceless basement dwellers, or cruel blogs, or even our partners and friends. Thank you to the women in Hollywood (and on Instagram!) leading the way, inspiring and normalizing the female form in EVERY form, and thank you to @glamourmag for letting my cellulite do the damn thing on news stands everywhere today ❤️ Love you all.
She had the final laugh. After all, she’s the one featuring the cover of the magazine today and inspiring people to love their own body.
Way to go Lena!