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Lena Dunham On Portraying Infertility On Screen In New Movie Sharp Stick

Lena Dunham is an award winning filmmaker and actress who became a household name thanks to her work on HBO Max’s Girls. In the years since its 2017 finale, she’s worked on a variety of other TV/film projects like HBO’s Generation. She’s also been working behind and in front of the camera, including a role in Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood. Dunham’s about to release her de ella new dramedy film sharp-stick, which will arrive in theaters this weekend. And the multihyphenate spoke to CinemaBlend about portraying infertility on screen.

sharp-stick was written and directed by Lena Dunham (with some help by Taylor Swift), and she also plays a supporting role in the film. The movie focuses on Kristine Froseth’s character Sarah Jo, who is a 26 year-old babysitter who underwent a hysterectomy as a teenager. The audience gets to hear her de ella unique story de ella when Sarah Jo has a long, rambling monologue about her de ella intense medical past opposite Jon Bernthal’s latest unexpected character. I had the privilege of speaking with Dunham and Froseth about their work on sharp-stick, where they cued me into the crafting of that particular sequence. The movie’s lead actress described what it was like sharing her character’s medical history and the fallout that comes after her, saying:

I honestly think I was really blessed to have a beautiful script that I could just work off of. Everything was on the page so it was very easy to show up on the day and just bounce off what Lena had so beautifully written. As well as doing that with Jon Bernthal, who is an incredible actor and he will always be present with you. He almost forces things out of you. It wasn’t even working to be honest. I think she is just on this rant for so many different reasons that we explored. And then just going beat for beat with how Jon reacted to that and how it makes Sarah Jo feel. And that led to her first ever sexual exploration of her. There’s a lot happening in the scene.

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