One of the reasons 'Boogie Nights' is one of my favorite movies is because it's about people in this gross industry, but they actually treat each other kind of like family. And at the end of the day, they're really kind to each other, and I feel like that is what we have.
The origin of 'Lenny Letter,' it started because Lena went on her book tour, and she had these audiences, young women, really diverse and looking for guidance.
When the insane people start the chatter, there's no way to win that fight. It's literally like arguing with someone who is speaking another language, so there's no engaging with that kind of stuff.
I just saw 'Tiny Furniture' and became so obsessed with it that Judd Apatow jokes that I'm the distributor of it. I was making copies and giving them out.
When we worked on 'Girls,' we've had some really meaningful dialogue with our fans and with critics and really learned a lot of things. Like, on the question of diversity, we heard people, and we responded, which is very different from, like, 'Hey fatty, what are you doing on TV?' And that's what we're trying to avoid.
We work the full year round to make 10 or 12 episodes, and 'The Good Wife' makes, like, 26 in that time or something, which I can't believe. I don't know how they do it.
We've never had twin infants on set in all kinds of different roles.
We want to talk to celebrities about the things celebrities don't normally talk about. Like, we'd love to get Kim Kardashian to talk to us about finance. She is a businesswoman, after all.
Lena Dunham texts me every morning the minute she wakes up to make sure I'm alive.
The first time I saw Lena Dunham was in 'Tiny Furniture.'
I'd quit my job at a production company and was like, 'I'm going to be a writer...' I became a temp, and it was the mid-nineties, when there was the Internet boom, and the normal group of graduates ready to fill in didn't exist.
The thing that's different about 'Girls' and 'Sex and the City' isn't just that we live in Brooklyn; it's that these girls aren't trying to find their major career paths or life partners. They're just literally trying to get through the week and pay the rent. It's a really different time of life.
I think it's weird that they're trying to make us be negative about 'Sex and the City'... Not HBO, but the press. Really, they're dying for us to say something negative about 'Sex and the City.'
I was like, 'I don't get out of bed for less than $21 an hour!'... I temped at Chanel and the New York Stock Exchange, and then I'd come home and write.
I worked with Michael Bay on 'Transformers,' and I got to work with the writer of 'Transformers,' who's this really great guy whom I loved.
To be unkind to anyone. There's no room for that. Not on my watch.