Lena Dunham, Then and Now

Lena Dunham’s Body: “Chronic illness sufferer. Body-shaming vigilante. Sexual assault survivor. Raging hottie”

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On people noticing her weight loss and on Refinery29 headline’s “People Need to Stop Talking About Lena Dunham’s Weight:

Thank you for this @Refinery29. I feel I’ve made it pretty clear over the years that I don’t give even the tiniest of sh-ts what anyone else feels about my body. I’ve gone on red carpets in couture as a size 14. I’ve done sex scenes days after surgery, mottled with scars. I’ve accepted that my body is an ever changing organism, not a fixed entity- what goes up must come down and vice versa.

I smile just as wide no matter my current size because I’m proud of what this body has seen and done and represented. Chronic illness sufferer. Body-shaming vigilante. Sexual assault survivor. Raging hottie. Just like all of YOU. Right now I’m struggling to control my endometriosis through a healthy diet and exercise. So my weight loss isn’t a triumph and it also isn’t some sign I’ve finally given in to the voices of trolls. Because my body belongs to ME–at every phase, in every iteration, and whatever I’m doing with it, I’m not handing in my feminist card to anyone.

So thank you to my girl @ashleygraham for writing so gorgeously about this on @lennyletter (link in bio). Thank you to @tracyandersonmethod for teaching me that exercise has the power to counteract my pain and anxiety, and to @jennikonner for being my partner in F–K IT. I refuse to celebrate these bullsh-t before-and-after pictures. Don’t we have infinitely more pressing news to attend to? So much love to all

my web friends who demand that life be more than a daily weigh in, who know their merit has nothing to do with their size, who fight to be seen and heard and accepted. I love you- Lena

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Mimi
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Mimi

I like that she talks about exercising being an anecdote to anxiety and it making her healthier. I feel like society is so body-focused that we forget exercise is also just plain good for you!
Now. Also. Why is everything she does such a production? She’s such a theater kid, lol.

Sarah
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Sarah

Agreed! Personally, I work out because of health reasons. I actually noticed that I don’t lose weight through exercise… I guess I just end up eating more because I get more hungry.

jjj2
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jjj2

I’d have to say she looks a whole lot better with the weight loss. However I thought she was losing weight because she was unable to eat since Trump became president? She did say “Donald Trump became president and I stopped being able to eat food”. Turns out she is working out with Tracey Anderson instead…

Agatha
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Agatha

She has been working with her way before Trump.

Jason Downs
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Jason Downs

Wasn’t she suppose to move to Canada if Trump won? We’re waiting. Not that I’m a Trump fan; just not a Lena Dunham fan. She looks like the little boy from the Shining. When I see her all I hear is,”redrum, redrum.”

Lisa
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Lisa

That hot pink eyeliner/eyeshadow is actually doing it for me.

Good for her! Although its strange she has to defend her weight loss. I suppose she just wanted to make sure people knew it wasn’t for vanity sake alone but for real healthy issues.

I recall though Tracy Anderson saying that she wanted to work with Lena Dunham for the challenge…the quote was something even more direct. But seems to be working.

herpderp
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herpderp

“That hot pink eyeliner/eyeshadow is actually doing it for me.”

I know right! I find it mega cool.

lali
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lali

She does look better, which is not a bad thing. Her association with tracy anderson is a little weird thought . TA seems like on of the shallowest trainer in hollywood, I have never read any health associate words from her, only looks, and how to be slim, just slim.

HB2
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Good for her, owning her own body. I do wonder if she feels better, stronger, healthier, I would think so.

Joanna
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Joanna

I must say she looks very good body wise at the moment, but I bet if you saw her irl, she wouldn’t have looked so big to begin with. Maybe not true by hollywood standards, but by everyday standards. She seems to have same awkwardness in photos as I always have. Bad angles and so on. Ppl love to comment to me how I look so different in real life, smaller and so on. That commenting is not very polite in my opinion, it makes me aknowledge my awkwardness when photographed even more.

Snugglepup
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Snugglepup

You don’t need Tracy Anderson and her borderline orthorexic/obsessive advice to understand the mental benefits of exercise. And like she isn’t totally even more in love with herself after this weight loss, it just makes her even more pleased with herself to get on the high horse and act like it’s nothing.

Stellar
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Stellar
Does nobody see the inherent contradiction here? She has written a post about how she has never cared about what people think of her body shape/weight etc If you dgaf you wouldn’t be writing about it ad nauseam. Also, someone who doesn’t care would not adopt the classical legs crossed so I look thinner pose she is giving in the first pic. Lena et al please stop talking about your weight and then we’ll know you don’t care. Aren’t there more important things for womn to talk about? Oh yeah, you said that already. All this body talk is to… Read more »
Calia
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Calia

She probably crosses her legs because of her very knocked knees, not her weight. Same with the leaning hand-on-hip pose. Unfortunately, I can relate.

polly
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polly

She still looks just as disgusting as her soul. And did her sister survive being raped by her and having the story published in her book afterwards?

Johnny
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Johnny

Still repulsive. Go away Lena your gross go bathe

Asdf
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Asdf

I cant see a difference

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Alyssa Mohino

i love Lena and i love that goddamn show of theirs and im not making any apologies. im tired of being a closet girls fan!!!
Some of the stuff i thought was bs was turned inside out in season 6 and i dig it.
So there. Ive come out of the closet, my dirty secret exposed to all !

kbr
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Big improvement. She was so dowdy before and the short orange hair didn’t anything for her

Star81
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Star81

She could lose 10 more pounds and I still would find unattractive all the way around. Good for her for losing some weight, but I just cannot get myself to like her. The things she says and how she comes off….not my cup of tea.

Kate
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Kate

Agreed. I can’t stand her.

Sharlane
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Sharlane

I always found her strangely offputting visually, but she looks really pretty in the dress with the red scarf. I’m amazed because I didn’t think that was possible lol

2cents
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2cents

still gross

JCoCo
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JCoCo

omg this is going to sound terrible… but she had a JUNO transformation, she went from Michael Cera to Ellen Page!

paublopowers
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paublopowers

i dont care what she looks like…. she just says a lot of dumb things…

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