Forget Lena Dunham's Vogue Controversy--Learn Her Supermodel Dance!

Vogue's Hamish Bowles Teachers 'Girls' Star to Channel Kate, Naomi, Cindy, Twiggy in Latest Original Short

Published On
Jan 22, 2014

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Much has been made about Lena Dunham's current cover appearance on Vogue, and whether or not the magazine's photoshopping of the "Girls" director/writer/star goes against everything the actress stands for with her own creative endeavors. (The actress later went on to defend the magazine: "I know that I felt really like Vogue supported me and wanted to put a depiction of me on the cover. I never felt bullied into anything; I felt really happy because they dressed me and styled me in a way that really reflects who I am," she told Slate France.)

Digital makeovers aside, the magazine gives readers a further glimpse into Ms. Dunham's character with a short film in which the actress performs a potentially viral new dance, inspired by Vogue's international editor-at-large Hamish Bowles, and the magazine's previous cover models.

The film, directed by Henry Joost and Ariel Schulman (Catfish, Paranormal Activity 3) out of Supermarche and in partnership with Moxie Pictures, opens with Ms. Dunham in a familiar state of anxiety, freaking out about her cover shoot the next day. In a panic, she calls Mr. Bowles, who comes to her aid with some super-model inspired choreography tips, which no doubt you'll want to try out for yourself at home.

Ms. Dunham's film is the fourth so far in Vogue's series of original shorts inspired by its cover stars. The first three, directed Matthew Frost, gave us quirky, unexpected peeks into the interior lives of actresses Kate Winslet, Jessica Chastain and Cate Blanchett.