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'Girls' Star Lena Dunham is Retouched in Pictures for Vogue, Contradicts 'Natural' Message About Women

| by Michael Allen

Lena Dunham, the star of HBO's series "Girls," sometimes appears nude on the show, which the actress claims is what real women look like as opposed to perfect Hollywood starlets.

Dunham recently scolded journalist Tim Molloy, of The Wrap, after he asked her about the show's nudity: "It’s a realistic expression of what it’s like to be alive, I think, and I totally get it. If you are not into me, that’s your problem, and you are going to have to work that out with professionals."

However, Jezebel published unretouched pictures from Dunham's photoshoot with photographer Annie Leibovitz for February's Vogue magazine (below).

Yesterday, the website offered anyone $10,000 for the unretouched photos and got six pictures in only two hours.

According to Jezebel, this picture (below) has multiple changes, including: "shoulder/back of neck shaved down, lengthening the neck, line near mouth on face removed, jawline sharpened, neckline of dress pulled up, cleavage altered, armpit covered, waist/hip smoothed, made narrower, elbow shadow/dimple removed and hands smoothed."

The Telegraph reports that these digital changes seem to contradict Dunham's message about real women:

But Dunham’s cover shoot in Vogue goes against everything she stands for. These photographs clearly do not show the way she naturally looks – and we know exactly what that is because her half-naked body is all over our TV screens and Instagram feeds.

Sources: Jezebel and The Telegraph