Lena Dunham Says She Was Scared To See Her Unretouched Vogue Pictures

'I was like 'Maybe I'm delusional, and I don't look how I think I look', she says


by Debrief Staff |
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Although she was relatively quiet about it at the time, Lena Dunham has finally spoken about her feelings last month, when Jezebel offered $10,000 for the unretouched photos of her Vogue cover shoot.

In an hour-long interview with Bill Simmons (which BTW you should watch on your lunch break because it’s soooooo good), Dunham admits she herself was nervous about seeing the unretouched photos: 'I was kind of scared. I was like 'Maybe I'm delusional, and I don't look how I think I look', [but] it was the most minimal retouching. I felt completely respected by Vogue.' *

She also says she had a lot of trouble respecting Jezebel after the incident, telling Simmons: 'That was messed up. I think (Jezebel) is really smart and funny, but once you’ve been attacked in that way, it’s hard to enjoy when you feel they made such a monumental error in their approach to feminism.'

'Instead of saying 'We kind of fucked up', they were like: ‘She’s not retouched, but she could have been.’ It was this weird, almost political maneuvering that I just kind of had a lot of trouble respecting.'

Dunham talks about so much more including her Friday night addiction to a celeb couples Tumblr called Old Loves, her teen crush on Jimmy Fallon and why you don’t really want her to shoot *GIRLS *at your local bar.

Image: Grantland

This article originally appeared on The Debrief.

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