Have you heard Jezebel is offering $10,000 for unretouched pictures of Lena Dunham's Vogue moment?

posted on: Monday, 20 January 2014


Lena Dunham scored a Vogue cover. We've already brought you that news. However, one publication, Jezebel, has gone a step further in their evaluation of the cover and accompanying images found within the magazine. 

The article begins positively. It's obvious Jezebel is a big fan of Lena Dunham. In fact, we have read more than one article on the site declaring their undying adoration for the star. Then things take a turn. Jezebel writes, "Her body is real. She is real. And for as lovely as the Vogue pictures are, they're probably not terribly real. So Jezebel is offering $10,000 for pre-photoshop images from Lena's Vogueshoot." 

You read that correctly, there's a proper headhunt going on here and Lena Dunham's in the middle of it. Jezebel presents a case, outlining details of previous covers that Vogue has "toyed" with. They used another word, rather than "toyed, " but we keep things clean here. They believe that as we all already know what Lena Dunham's body looks like, from everyone's obsessive watching of Girls, why shouldn't we all be entitled to the truth in print as well? And they want Vogue to prove they are telling us the truth by supplying the original images. 

In our opinion, it is slightly surprising that Lena Dunham, a woman who is brutally honest about her body with all it's lovely lumps and bumps on display, would agree to participate in a photoshoot that is so obviously altered in many ways. Of course, Vogue isn't going to display images of a woman portraying her as anything less than perfect. This is Vogue, after all. What did anyone expect to see? But let's be brutally honest here, ladies, and ask the question, "what woman wouldn't want the opportunity to be transformed 'the Vogue way?'" 

Now, do we think the images will come out? Not likely. Jezebel suggests Lena Dunham come forward with the images. Doubt that's going to happen, guys. However, it is all does roll out we'll be the first to take a look.

So where does that leave us in our thinking? Well, we love Lena, we love Jezebel and we read Vogue every month. So we're stuck right there in the middle. What do you think? Shall we just say this is Lena's Vogue moment and move on?

UPDATE: The images have been published. See them on Jezebel now!