“What is the secret of Lena Dunham‘s success?,” asks The Hollywood Reporter‘s Scott Feinberg in a 6.18 article. “She won’t say it, but I will: She is startlingly brilliant — in equal measures smart and funny — and eagerly self-deprecating. Think of a female Woody Allen or Larry David.

“This is something that I had suspected from watching her work, but that was confirmed to me, beyond any shadow of a doubt, by the hour that we spent together in Brooklyn a little over a week ago, during which we discussed a wide range of matters pertaining to her life and work.”