‘Sharp Stick’ Review: Lena Dunham’s Third Major Act Is Her First Disappointment

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Lena Dunham hasn't made a feature film since Tiny Furniture 12 years ago. The result is an invigorating film about a beautiful woman who, in her mid-20s, sheds her lifelong avoidance of sex. The FilmNation production is making its world premiere in the Premieres section of this year's festival.
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‘Sharp Stick’ Review: Lena Dunham’s Third Major Act Is Her First Disappointment

For a decade, Lena Dunham has kept more than busy, executive producing TV series like “Camping” and “Generation” and putting out her memoir. Yet she’s been notably selective about her main slate of projects, and “Sharp Stick,” which premiered tonight at the Sundance Film Festival, is her third major act. The first was “Tiny Furniture,” […]

4 months ago·Los Angeles, United States
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Deadline

Sundance Review: Lena Dunham’s ‘Sharp Stick’

Lena Dunham hasn’t made a feature film since Tiny Furniture 12 years ago, but she has some plausible excuses—running Girls for six seasons, conceiving another series, writing two books, acting here and there. It took the pandemic to get her behind the camera again and, low and behold, the resulting film is about people living […]

4 months ago·Los Angeles, United States
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IndieWire

‘Sharp Stick’ Review: Lena Dunham’s Secret Film Is a Challenging Examination of Love and Sex

Over the course of six seasons, Lena Dunham’s HBO hit series “Girls” was beset by plenty of complaints and controversies, but aside from the steady stream of hot takes on a show about four shiftless white girls in NYC, there was always one problem too big, too true, and far too easy to ignore: These girls never changed. And while Dunham’s third feature film, “Sharp Stick,” is the product of a decade-plus of new knowledge, experiences, and obsess…

4 months ago·Los Angeles, United States
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