Lena Dunham Creates Television Series About Sixties Feminism

BY Harper's Bazaar Arabia / Oct 14 2015 / 15:54 PM

Lena Dunham is producing and directing a new series for HBO about feminism in the 'Mad Men era

Lena Dunham Creates Television Series About Sixties Feminism
Lena Dunham Creates Television Series About Sixties Feminism
Lena Dunham Creates Television Series About Sixties Feminism
Lisa Joyce (Image: Getty)

According to reports this week, 29-year-old actor and writer Lena Dunham will direct the pilot episode of Max, a half-hour comedy series set in 1963 amid the rise of second-wave feminism. The main character, played by Lisa Joyce, is Maxine, "an enthusiastic, if misguided, low-level magazine employee who stumbles into the forefront of a civil rights movement both she and the world may not be ready for," reports Deadline Hollywood.

Dunham, the creator of HBO's Girls, is also executive producer on the new series. Another writer and executive producer on Girls, Murray Miller, wrote the pilot episode of Max