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HBO orders Lena Dunham's 1960s feminism comedy pilot

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Lena Dunham’s Max, a half-hour comedy about second-wave feminism in the early 1960s, has received a pilot order by HBO. 

Set in 1963, the story follows Maxine Woodruff (Lisa Joyce), a low-level magazine writer who may be in over her head with the movement. Girls executive producers Dunham, Jenni Konner, Murray Miller, and Ilene Landress also exec-produce Max‘s pilot, with Miller writing the script and Dunham directing.

Max is Dunham’s first pilot since bringing Girls to the small screen. Dunham is, of course, no stranger to the topic of feminism: The actress and writer launched her newsletter Lenny with Konner in September, publishing an interview about the movement with Hillary Clinton and more recently, an essay on the wage gap by Jennifer Lawrence.