Lena Dunham Wants to Make a ‘Girls’ Movie — When She’s 40

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Like “Sex and the City” and “Entourage,” HBO’s “Girls” could be headed to the big screen after the series wraps, Lena Dunham revealed in a new Variety profile.

But fans may need to wait a decade (or more) to see Hannah get the multiplex treatment. “I have fantasies of us all coming back and making a movie when we’re 40,” Dunham tells Variety in this week’s Power of Women cover story. “I think we’d want to wait long enough for something to have really gone down.”

Dunham spoke to Variety just as she was about to begin shooting season 5, and offered a few secrets about where the show is headed.

She revealed that “Girls” will resume after a jump in time. “It’s not a year,” Dunham says. “It’s just months. Wouldn’t it be amazing if we jumped forward to 2022, and everyone was in weird power suits of future fashion?”

The new “Girls” episodes will tackle some difficult story lines. “I know we have our darker season and lighter seasons,” Dunham says. “[Season 5] definitely has some darkness. I just wrote an episode in a fever dream. I had a moment where I was like, ‘Did I accidentally write a remake of ‘Traffic’? What just happened?’”

HBO programming president Michael Lombardo says he’s talked with Dunham about doing six seasons of “Girls,” but it’s not clear if the show will continue beyond that. “I think America has a tendency to push shows past their due dates,” Dunham says. “I like the British model–in and out.”

As “Girls” enters its mature years, Dunham has already thought about the last episode. “We spent a lot of time talking about where these girls will end up,” Dunham says. “We definitely have a distinct idea of where we want to see them. I even sometimes focus on this final image that I see, but between now and then, anything can happen.”

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  1. Kate says:

    The corrupt media’s hell-bent mission to go after the entire Duggar family for one member’s wrongdoing, while giving a total pass to perverted actions of someone like Lena Dunham – or any other leftwinger celeb caught doing awful things. Lena Dunham’s sexual assault on her sibling is cute, and she’s rewarded for it with fame and fortune.Edit this you corrupt deceptive hypocrites.

  2. lucy says:

    She isn’t 40 yet?

  3. Coach L. says:

    So she can fill-it with more lies about “Rape” and other made-up stories she has perpetrated?

  4. IdiomaticLogic says:

    It’s kind of adorable how people who hate the show refuse to acknowledge its cultural impact. Also very silly is the armchair critic’s certainty that the behavior of the show’s characters is in any way an endorsement of said behavior, or a reflection of the actors who play their roles. Yeah, sure, sometimes Hannah is irritating. They all are! But there are extraordinary moments of truth throughout. Why is a Scorcese film, for example, more deserving of empathy for characters who commit unspeakable acts of violence? And I love his films, too. Peer deeply into your own moralizing hubris, review your own worst/best moments at any age, and then watch GIRLS again. It’s a true original, and deserves all the acclaim it receives. You don’t have to be 25 to “get” it. I know I’m not.

  5. Silence Dogood says:

    Anyone that would voluntarily pay to watch this shrill, rebarbative harpy probably mistakenly thinks they’re getting a *subsidy* to do so…

  6. Maurice says:

    HOW IS THIS NEWS!!! This is a rumor, and it’s a REALLY BIG MAYBE!

    • JB says:

      It’s not a “rumor”, they’re directly quoting the show’s creator! As for it being a “big maybe”, I disagree. Plenty of shows get movies made that aren’t as critically acclaimed as Girls.

  7. CVole says:

    Good luck with the financing… and finding an audience,

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