Lena Dunham is reportedly in talks to take over as the next editor in chief of Glamour magazine
Lena Dunham is reportedly in talks to take over as the next editor in chief of Glamour magazine.
Dunham, the star, writer, and creator of the HBO hit series Girls, is said to be a candidate to take over at the glossy magazine published by Conde Naste, WWD reported on Friday.
Glamour is searching for a replacement for Cindi Leive, who departed her position as editor in chief last month after 16 years.
Leive left her post the same week as three other big names in the world of magazine publishing stepped down – Graydon Carter of Vanity Fair; Roberta Myers of Elle; and Nancy Gibbs of Time.
'I’m leaving the brand in great shape,' Leive told The New York Times last month.
Leive is credited with leading the magazine into the digital age.
Glamour.com draws 11 million monthly unique visitors. The magazine also has 15 million followers across various social media platforms.
Dunham has been outspoken on political issues and has appeared at a number of Glamour events in recent years. She has also written for Glamour’s sister publication The New Yorker.
In 2015, she launched a bi-weekly newsletter called Lenny Letter, a venture that is being funded by Conde Nast rival Hearst Magazines.
This past January, Dunham and her Girls co-stars Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet, and Jemima Kirke posed for the cover of Glamour
This past January, Dunham and her Girls co-stars Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet, and Jemima Kirke posed for the cover of Glamour.
Dunham praised the magazine for using an unretouched photo of the women.
'Well, today this body is on the cover of a magazine that millions of women will read, without photoshop, my thigh on full imperfect display,' she wrote on Instagram, along with a photo of herself from inside the magazine.
'When my career started, some people celebrated my look but always through the lens of "isn't she brave? Isn't it such a bold move to show THAT body on TV?"'
She continued: 'Then there were the legions of trolls who made high school teasing look like a damned joke with the violent threats they heaped on, the sickening insults that made me ache for teen girls like me who might be reading my comments.'
The 31-year-old writer and director has a message for the haters as the new year starts: 'Haters are gonna have to get more intellectual and creative with their disses in 2017 because none of us are going to be scared into muumuus by faceless basement dwellers, or cruel blogs, or even our partners and friends.'
The final episode of Girls aired on April 16. It ended its run on HBO after six seasons.