Lena Dunham Thanks Glamour For Showing Off Her Cellulite


Say what you will about Lena Dunham, but she got a full leg of cellulite on the cover of Glamour magazine, and that's pretty damn cool.

The upcoming February 2017 issue of Glamour is one for the history books.

The issue was produced exclusively by women and is all about female empowerment and body positivity.

The cover features the cast of HBO's "Girls" — Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, Allison Williams, Lena Dunham and, miraculously, Lena Dunham's un-photoshopped leg.

The feature, photo shoot and lack of digital correcting meant a lot to the 30-year-old "Girls" creator and star.

Lena posted some of the shots on her Instagram account, and in the caption described her life long struggle with the way society judged her body.

Lena wrote,

Lena clarified the problem wasn't that she didn't love herself or that she had low self-esteem, but that those around her were expecting just that.

She wrote,

And on top of that subtle body-shaming, Lena continued, there was also very explicit body-shaming coming from online trolls "who made high school teasing look like a damned joke with the violent threats they heaped on."

So you can see why it means so much to Lena to see herself on the cover of a prominent women's magazine, with her thick thighs and cellulite proudly on display.

Lena wrote,

She concluded by thanking Glamour for taking this important step in reconstructing our culture's idea of beauty, writing,

Lena Dunham is a turbulent figure in modern-day feminism. She is constantly apologizing for distasteful things she says. She clearly benefits greatly from her race and class privilege, and is often blinded by that privilege.

Still, I don't know about you, but I think making concrete strides in body positivity — like getting her cellulite on a magazine cover and talking about why it's important — is pretty damn cool.

Citations: Lena Dunham Poses in Booty Shorts, Thanks Glamour for Not Photoshopping Her Cellulite (Us Weekly)