Lena Dunham Talks Feminism and Babies With Jane Fonda
“It's not important enough to me that my child come out of my body,” says the 'Girls' creator and latest Paper mag cover star.
Great feminist minds meet in the latest issue of Paper, as Jane Fonda interviews cover girl Lena Dunham for the magazine's next issue.
Shot by Ellen Von Unwerth, the Girls creator and star graces two separate covers of the magazine’s March issue, timed to the season five debut of her HBO show on Feb. 21. Styled by Adele Cany, Dunham dons a comical slip dress embellished with sequined nipples (a cheeky take on Dunham's frequent on-screen nudity) paired with a blonde wig, fur coat and crystal-covered gloves for one cover. In a second, black-and-white cover look, Dunham channels Charlie Chaplin, opting for a penciled-in mustache, straw hat and quirky bow tie.
Chatting with Fonda, who currently stars on the Netflix series Grace and Frankie, Dunham opens up to her fellow social activist on such issues as feminism, Hillary Clinton's presidential run, sexism in Hollywood and the prospect of motherhood, including adoption.
“I always knew that if I didn't find somebody who made sense for me as a partner, that it was something that I was going to do on my own,” says Dunham, who is currently in a relationship with musician Jack Antonoff (“and I know he's gonna be a really great father,” she tells Fonda).
“I have endometriosis, and I've said to my boyfriend, ‘If fertility ends up being a challenge for me, I'm not gonna be the person who spends six years in IVF,’” she continues, adding that it’s not important to have a child that she or Antonoff are related to on a genetic level. “It's important to me that we have the right child for us and take the right kind of care of them.”