During the first season of Girls, Lena Dunham's character Hannah claimed she was "the voice of my generation." Even though it wasn't Dunham herself making that statement, since that episode, she says, "I don't think I ever imagined that it would haunt me the way it is." The 26-year-old creator, writer and actress of the critically acclaimed HBO series follows that up by stating:
"The character was on opium! I think the 'voice of a generation' concept was lost with beatnik literature. Because of globalization and increasing populations, my generation kind of consists of so many different voices that need so many different kinds of attention. But if my writing can show what it's like to be young, I'm happy."
While people pin her to that claim, Lena finds it all "funny" because "I don’t feel that connected to it [twenty-something people] all the time.” And honestly, who the hell does?
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