Early life[ edit ] Born in Warren, Connecticutin Finney was the youngest of nine children. The son of farmers who moved to the upstate frontier of Jefferson County, New York after the American Revolutionary WarFinney never attended college.
Oberlin College and early works While a student at Oberlin College, Dunham produced several independent short films and uploaded them to YouTube. Many of her early films dealt with themes of sexual enlightenment and were produced in a mumblecore filmmaking style, a dialog-heavy style in which young people talk about their personal relationships.
Inshe produced Pressure, in which a girl and two friends talk about experiencing an orgasm for the first time, which makes Dunham's character feel pressured to do so as well. Another early film, entitled The Fountain, which depicted her in a bikini brushing her teeth in the public fountain at Oberlin College, went viral on YouTube.
The production was unpaid, so Dunham and her friends "pooled their money from babysitting and art-assistant gigs and borrowed some camera gear. She was initially rejected by the festival the year before; she re-edited it and successfully resubmitted the film.
Dunham had a career breakthrough with her semiautobiographic feature film Tiny Furniture ; the film won Best Narrative Feature at South by Southwest Music and Media Conferenceand subsequently screened at such festivals as Maryland Film Festival.
Actually, [ New Girl creator] Liz Meriwether told me about it and said, 'Oh, there's this great movie. This girl, she's 23, she wrote, directed, and starred in it; she's in her underwear the whole time.
I used to, like, give out copies of the movie. But I'd just broken up with my writing partner and couldn't be less interested in the idea of supervising anybody. I really was like, "I'm going to find my voice, and be on my own. They asked me if I wanted to be a part of it, and I was thrilled to jump in.
Dunham's television series, Girlswas greenlit by HBO in early Some of the struggles facing Dunham's character Hannah—including being cut off financially from her parents, becoming a writer and making unfortunate decisions—are inspired by Dunham's real-life experiences.
There was this 'hole-in-between' space that hadn't really been addressed," she said. David Wiegland of the San Francisco Chronicle said that "The entire constellation of impetuous, ambitious, determined and insecure young urbanites in Girls is realigning in the new season, but at no point in the four episodes sent to critics for review do you feel that any of it is artificial".
The third season of Girls premiered in January with over one million viewers. The Man Who Drew Eloise.
In SeptemberDunham stated that the sixth season of Girls was likely to be the last season. Sorority Risingbut they were cut from the final film. Second book, Camping, and other work SinceDunham has been working on a second book that will be published by Random House.
The website's critical consensus reads, "The first season of Camping makes it difficult to determine who the least happy campers are: After Dunham posed with bare legs for Glamour 's February cover, she praised the magazine for featuring an unedited photo and leaving the cellulite on her thighs visible.
Something I wanted to avoid was tokenism in casting.
If I had one of the four girls, if, for example, she was African-AmericanI feel like — not that the experience of an African-American girl and a white girl are drastically different, but there has to be specificity to that experience [that] I wasn't able to speak to.
I really wrote the show from a gut-level place, and each character was a piece of me or based on someone close to me. And only later did I realize that it was four white girls. As much as I can say it was an accident, it was only later as the criticism came out, I thought, 'I hear this and I want to respond to it.
A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned", Dunham wrote about being sexually assaulted by an Oberlin College classmate, which resulted in controversy regarding the accuracy of her account and a case of mistaken identity when a former Oberlin College student named Barry the pseudonym used for Dunham's alleged attacker in her book sought legal advice to ensure people didn't associate him with the content.
According to the man's attorney, Aaron Minc, that description warrants enough detail to point a finger at his client. Dunham said, "I was sitting next to Odell Beckham Jr.
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