Lena Dunham 'Grateful' for ‘Girls’ Diversity Critics, Favors Platonic Bed-Sharing

PHOTO: Actress Lena Dunham attends the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles.PlayJason LaVeris/Getty Images
WATCH 'Girls' Star Lena Dunham Transforms Into Goddess on NYT Magazine Cover

Girls” creator and star Lena Dunham will grace the cover of the New York Times magazine’s annual culture Issue.

“Girls” has been hailed by critics, but detractors have questioned an apparent lack of diversity among the characters in the hit comedy that’s set in New York.

“It doesn’t feel good to be criticized, obviously,’’ Dunham told the magazine. ‘‘But I was really grateful that so many people had a way to communicate their feelings and that I had a way to hear them. Still, it was frustrating that some of the people who were defending me had really flawed logic. People were like, ‘There weren’t any black people on ‘‘Friends’’!’ Well, that’s a problem, too.’’

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Dunham, 28, has a book, “Not That Kind of Girl,” coming out Sept. 30. The book features personal essays about Dunham’s life, and Dunham talks to the magazine about it.

The book has a chapter about “platonic bed sharing,” describing Dunham as being “unapologetic” about claiming what she saw as “her rightful territory,” according to the magazine.

‘‘Around 1 a.m.,’’ she writes in the book, according to the magazine, ‘‘once my parents were finally asleep, I would creep into their room and kick my father out of bed, settling into the warmth of his spot and passing out beside my mother, the brief guilt of displacing him far outweighed by the joy of no longer being alone.’’

The magazine hits newsstands Sunday, and in the cover photo released by the publication, the screenwriter, producer and director appears transformed into a neoclassical statue.

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Lena Dunham on New York Times Magazine