lena dunham is making a feminist comedy set in the 60s
Lena Dunham is working on a new comedy show for HBO about an ambitious magazine writer in the 60s who falls into the second wave feminist movement in her search for liberation. Titled Max, the comedy will star Lisa Joyce as Maxine Woodruff, "an enthusiastic, if misguided, low-level magazine employee who stumbles into the forefront of a civil rights movement both she and the world may not be ready for," according to Deadline. HBO has bought the pilot for the series, which was created by Dunham and other Girls executive producers, writer Murray Miller, producers Jenni Konner and Ilene Landress. Dunham is expected to be the director if the full series is ordered. We're thinking Hannah Horvath's ill-fated stint at GQ in Girls, but with a cooler vibe and way better clothes.