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Lena Dunham secretly directs first film in a decade


Lena Dunham has written and directed her first film since Tiny Furniture in 2010. Over the last few months, Dunham has been secretly working on her new feature, Sharp Stick, in Los Angeles.

The movie, which has been financed by FilmNation, screened footage for potential buyers at yesterday’s European Film Market in the hope of securing licensing for a release. 

According to Variety, the cast for the feature includes Kristine Froseth, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jon Bernthal, Taylor Paige, Scott Speedman and Lena Dunham herself. 

The Girls creator told Variety, “I made my last feature film [Tiny Furniture] 11 years ago in my family home with just a few close friends. It’s a testament to FilmNation and my incredible producers, cast, crew and – especially – my COVID-19 compliance team that this experience felt just as intimate and creatively free.

“This story is incredibly personal to me and a continuation of my career-long mission to create a free dialogue around the complexities of female sexuality and to turn the idea of the ‘likeable’ female protagonist on its head – and you can’t do that in this business on any scale larger than your mother’s living room without forward-thinking partners. I feel very lucky.”

As of yet, there are no plot details available and it is unclear whether the film has secured a buyer at this moment. 

For now though, you can catch a trailer for the HBO retrospective on Girls, Growing Up With Girls, which was released last year, below.