Watch Lena Dunham Explain Why There Weren't Any Black Characters in 'Girls'

Watch Lena Dunham Explain Why There Weren't Any Black Characters in 'Girls'

The actress says something pretty bold.

Published October 7th

Lena Dunham is known for sharing her opinions — solicited or not. However, it's rare that the self-proclaimed feminist speaks on her own white privilege. This was the case during her sit-down with The Breakfast Club, where she dished on why she never wants to see another majority white female cast like Girls ever again.

"I think everyone's criticisms of Girls were totally valid," she said, before adding that she wanted to "write from a place of accuracy and passion and understanding," which would not be from the lens of a woman of color.

She also went on to praise Issa Rae's new HBO show, Insecure, for representing the Black female community, saying, "It doesn't need to be my voice telling the story of a Black woman's New York experience. It needs to be Issa getting to go deep and go personal about what it feels like to be a young Black woman dating in Los Angeles right now."

Ending her sentiment, she made this bold statement: "Looking back, I never want to see another poster that's four white girls."

Take a look at what else she had to say about collaborating to tell the stories of women of color in the clip, below:

Speaking of Issa Rae, check out all the good she's done for the community in the BET Breaks video, above.

Written by Moriba Cummings

(Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)

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