The ''Tiny Furniture'' writer-director-star talks about her indie comedy

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Triple Threat
The 24-year-old wrote, directed, and stars in the indie comedy Tiny Furniture, a festival and critical darling.

Naked Ambition
Dunham had no qualms about baring her real-person body for the cameras: ”Not wearing makeup or pants is something that comes easily to me.” And thanks to the scene in which she wrestles into a skintight body stocking, Spanx is now courting her. ”I just got a card in the mail [that read], ‘Thanks for 10 years of great rears,”’ she laughs.

All in The Family
Dunham cast her mother and sister (as her mother and sister). ”I was like, ‘It will be really casual!’ Then my sister was getting dragged out of bed at 7:30 a.m. They were such troupers.”

What’s Next
Adapting the novel Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares for Scott Rudin and triple-threating again in a Judd Apatow-produced coming-of-age comedy pilot for HBO. Of the latter, she says, ”I have been learning at the feet of a master.”

Tiny Furniture

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