Lena Dunham to Glamour: Thanks for Not Photoshopping

'Girls' creator talks body image
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 4, 2017 1:23 PM CST
Lena Dunham shared the cover on Instagram.   (Glamour via Instagram)

(Newser) – Lena Dunham appears on the cover of Glamour magazine's February issue with her Girls co-stars, wearing booty shorts, and she has something to say to the magazine for not Photoshopping her thighs to smooth perfection: thanks. "Here goes: throughout my teens I was told, in no uncertain terms, that I was f---ing funny looking. Potbelly, rabbit teeth, knock knees- I could never seem to get it right and it haunted my every move," she writes on Instagram. "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?' ... 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."

"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," she continues. In another Instagram post, Dunham shared the cover image itself and noted that the Glamour issue in which she appears was produced entirely by women. In the accompanying interview, Dunham reveals that Girls star Jemima Kirke nearly quit during season two: "I remember being in a cab. And Jemima called me. She was like, 'I have to tell you something. It’s not a big deal. I don’t want you to freak out. I want to quit the show.'" Girls' final season premieres on HBO Feb. 12, Us reports. (Read more Lena Dunham stories.)

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