Lena Dunham Interviews Hillary Clinton in the First Issue of "Lenny Letter"
MAKERS Lena Dunham and Hillary Clinton sat down to chat about feminism in the first issue of Dunham and Jenni Konner's "Lenny Letter" — a newsletter that highlights feminism, style, health, and politics with unique voices.
The first issue of the newsletter will be posted online on Tuesday, September 29.
According to Politico, who first reported the story, the segment will include comedy sketches filmed at Clinton's Brooklyn campaign headquarters, including a cameo by comedian Amy Schumer.
In the interview, Dunham asked Clinton, "do you consider yourself a feminist?"
"Yes," Clinton responds enthusiastically.
"Absolutely. I'm always a little bit puzzled when any woman of whatever age, but particularly a young woman, says something like, 'well, I believe in equal rights but I'm not a feminist.' Well, a feminist is by definition someone who believes in equal rights. I'm hoping that people will not be afraid to say, that doesn’t mean you hate men, it doesn’t you want to separate out the world, so you’re not a part of ordinary life — that's not what it means at all! It just means that we believe that women have the same rights as men."
The "Girls" actress interviewed Clinton on September 8 — the same day Clinton appeared on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."
"Hillary was drawn to Lena's unique voice, dynamic talent and strong commitment to women's rights," Dunham's communications aide Kristina Schake told Politico.
"Hillary and Lena had a strong connection, which comes through in this intimate, engaging interview."
According to Politico, Clinton will talk about issues student debt and women's health.
Watch a preview of the interview below.
Learn more about Lena Dunham in her exclusive MAKERS story above.