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Lena Dunham On Girls Racial Backlash: ‘It Was an Educational, Painful Process for Me’ | TIME

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Lena Dunham, the creator and star of HBO’s Girls, understands the criticism she faced after the show’s first season concerning the overwhelmingly white cast that seemingly misrepresented the reality of a multicultural Brooklyn.

The actress joined Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live), Amy Schumer (Inside Amy Schumer), Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish), Gina Rodriguez (Jane the Virgin) and Ellie Kemper (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) for the roundtable, where some the year’s hottest television actresses discussed weighty topics such as racism and sexism in Hollywood while remaining unfiltered, frank and funny.

Hopefully Lena learned something. 

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