Lena Dunham and Tracy Anderson do not seem like names that would appear together in the same sentence, unless that sentence was something like, “Tracy Anderson goes nuts about how Lena Dunham’s figure is ruining the world.” I mean, Anderson is the woman who was moved to tears by pity for Gwyneth Paltrow’s “problem areas,” and Dunham responded to figure-shamers by saying, “get used to it because I am going to live to be 100, and I am going to show my thighs every day till I die.”
But apparently Dunham wants those thighs to look a bit more like Gwyneth Paltrow’s, because she’s hired the celebrity trainer to put her through her paces. (“Her paces” in this case will not include picking up large books, cats, or anything else that weighs more than three pounds.)
We’re surprised to hear about Tracy Anderson training Lena Dunham, given the wildly different views the two have espoused about bodies.
Anderson says she actually sends trainers to the set to train all the Girls actresses, not just Dunham. And she seems to want to make it very clear that she could completely change Dunham’s famous body, it’s just that she’s not allowed to yet for narrative purposes.
“But I will tell you that [Lena]’s not allowed to transform her body right now,” she told The Cut’s Soo Youn. “[Girls] producer Jenni Konner is a diehard client of mine and a dear friend, so we joke, and she says, ‘You can’t transform her yet. … Yes, I could transform her and I could transform her character.”
Anderson seems to have picked up on the fact that her promotion of a very specific body type (which she actually pasted together out of photos of supermodels) has been getting her negative press, and now she’s backpedaling.
“One of the things I can’t stand the most is all the fashion magazines where all the women look exactly the same,” she continued. “I train everyone from Jennifer Lopez to Gwyneth Paltrow, you know, and I’m a totally different body type. I think there needs to be more emphasis in art and entertainment and fashion on all different body shapes.”
The fashion world really does need to be more accepting of different body types, but we think it should be a bit broader than Gwyneth and J. Lo.
Via The Cut/Photo: WENN