Lena Dunham on #OscarsSoWhite: ‘We Have a Serious Problem’

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Lena Dunham.

Girls star and creator Lena Dunham is all for expanding many voices of many generations. “If the studio system is ignoring these voices then we have a very serious problem,” Dunham told E! at Sundance, where her new HBO documentary, Suited, premiered. “And they are. This dialogue and the promises that the Academy has made is the beginning of shifting that, but what really needs to happen is that people need to take notice and give resources to these voices.” Dunham was responding to the ongoing conversation generated by the fact that the Oscars nominated an all-white group of actors for the second year in a row. But Dunham, who has been mired in her own controversies surrounding race when her show Girls first premiered, has made the argument that the filmmakers are there, it’s just the resources that aren’t. “The idea that there aren’t enough diverse filmmakers or there aren’t enough woman filmmakers to give jobs to, it’s simply a fallacy and I know that because I’m here and I’m seeing the movies.”

Dunham on Diversity: ‘We Have a Serious Problem’