Lena Dunham Is Done Being Photoshopped
"I bid farewell to an era when my body was fair game," wrote the 'Girls' creator in the latest Lenny Letter.
After last week's Photoshop drama with Spanish glossy Tentaciones, Lena Dunham has declared she's done with Photoshop in her latest newsletter for Lenny Letter.
"I knew that I was done," wrote Dunham after seeing her cover photo, which she thought was retouched but later found out wasn't. "Not done with getting my picture taken (once an insufferable ham, always an insufferable ham) but done with allowing images that retouch and reconfigure my face and body to be released into the world."
Dunham expressed that she respects "the people who create those magazines and the job they have to do" but said, "I bid farewell to an era when my body was fair game."
This isn't the first time Dunham's cover photos have been in question of undergoing Photoshop. When she landed her Vogue cover, Jezebel offered $10K for anyone who had the un-retouched images of Dunham and then later posted the before and after shots. "I was no less than heartbroken," she said. But now she's taking control of her own image.
The Girls star and creator, who suffered from an ovarian cyst rupture and was hospitalized on Saturday, said, "If any magazines want to guarantee they'll let my stomach roll show and my reddened cheek make an appearance, I am your girl Friday. Anything that will let me be honest with you. But moreover, I want to be honest with me."
Dunham concluded: "This body is the only one I have. I love it for what it's given me. I hate it for what it's denied me. And now, without further ado, I want to be able to pick my own thigh out of a lineup."