Lena Dunham’s SXSW Keynote Address Gets A Thumbs Up From JOHNNYSWIM

by (@emilyexton)

There’s more to South By Southwest than eating tacos. Though, ask anyone who’s been, and he or she will tell you that there’s certainly a lot of those, too. This year’s festival attendees were lucky enough to see Girls star Lena Dunham deliver the keynote address, which touched on the issue of sexism in show business. Dunham spoke firsthand, referencing Girls actor Adam Driver‘s rising star and how her female cast is not being offered similar opportunities.

VH1 pals and Girls fans Abner and Amanda of JONNYSWIM applauded Dunham’s words. The You Oughta Know alums were in Austin this week as part of Palladia’s EPIC. AWESOME. SHOWCASE. and took time to weigh in the keynote address many are still talking about. “It stinks when you’re smart and witty and confident and people still don’t hear you and still don’t see you, but I think [Lena's] part of how that’s going to change,” Amanda said. See the full interview above, and be sure to check back with VH1 for all of your SXSW news and updates!

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