Dunham will also star in her first movie in 11 years that explores female sexuality and recently wrapped production in Los Angeles.
Lena Dunham has just wrapped production in Los Angeles on Sharp Stick for FilmNation Entertainment.
Her first movie since Tiny Furniture 11 years ago, Dunham will star alongside Kristine Froseth, Taylour Paige, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Jon Bernthal and Scott Speedman. Plot details for Sharp Stick are being kept under wraps, but the project returns Dunham to the familiar creative turf of female sexuality and portrayals.
“This story is incredibly personal to me and a continuation of my career long mission to create a free dialogue around the complexities of female sexuality and to turn the idea of the ‘likable’ female protagonist on its head – and you can’t do that in this business on any scale larger than your mother’s living room without forward thinking partners. I feel very lucky,” Dunham said in a statement.
Sharp Stick is written and directed by Dunham and produced under her company, Good Thing Going. The film, shot amid the pandemic, had a crew led by mostly female department heads.
FilmNation Entertainment financed the film, which is being introduced to buyers at the virtual Berlin market, and holds worldwide rights. Producers include Kevin Turen, Katia Washington, Michael P. Cohen and Dunham.
The film is executive produced by Kenneth Yu, Will Greenfield, Glen Basner, Ben Browning, Harrison Kreiss, Paige and Bernthal.