Hollywood has serious diversity problem: Lena Dunham

LOS ANGELES: Actress-director Lena Dunham says Hollywood is going through a “serious” diversity issue.


The 29-year-old “Girls” creator said the studios need to give chance to the “incredibly talented and diverse voices”.

“If the studio system is ignoring these voices then we have a very serious problem and they are and the fact is this dialogue and the promises that the Academy has made is the beginning of shifting that, but what really needs to happens is that people need to take notice and give resources to these voices.

“The idea that there aren’t enough diverse filmmakers or there aren’t enough woman filmmakers to give jobs to, it’s simply a fallacy and I know that because I’m here and I’m seeing the movies,” Dunham said.

Praising television for giving the worthy talent a platform to showcase themselves she said the film fraternity needs to follow. “Television is really proof of that. Television is really starting to show diversity and so the film business has to follow. They have no choice.”