Lena Dunham and Jemima Kirke, real life besties and actresses on “Girls,” aren’t shy about their bodies, their body insecurities, and just being naked. This is why it’s no surprise that the duo bared it all for New Zealand’s luxury underwear label Lonely Lingerie as part of their new campaign to celebrate body diversity.
The brand creates underwear for women “who wear lingerie as a love letter to themselves.” The photos of the two actresses, who are outspoken feminists, were posted to the company’s Instagram unretouched–which is absolutely amazing. We’re so used to seeing retouched photos that we don’t even know what untouched photos look like anymore–in general, the media hardly allows women’s bodies to simply be.
The photographic series showcasing the lingerie prohibits the use of Photoshop in general. The brand stated why:
“Instead of being objectified, the women who participate in these campaigns–in this case, Lena and Jemima–are empowered and exhibit real beauty that will hopefully help women everywhere feel a little more liberated.”
Earlier this year, Lena was upset at the Spanish magazine Tentaciones for using what appeared to be Photoshopped images of her on their cover. She later discovered the publication had actually used the unretouched photographs, which made her write an essay on her website Lenny about how retouched photos make it hard for her to even recognize her own body:
“This body is the only one I have. I love it for what it’s given me. I hate it for what it’s denied me. And now, without further ado, I want to be able to pick my own thigh out of a lineup.”
Gotta love a brand that celebrates real women’s bodies–of all kinds.