Lena Dunham has closed her Lenny Letter website after three years online, after suffering from falling readership.
Lena Dunham has closed her Lenny Letter website.
The 32-year-old actress launched the feminist-leaning site in 2015 with her longtime collaborator Jenni Konner, but it has now been revealed that on Friday (19.10.18) the site will be taken down for good.
According to The New York Post, Lenny Letter employees were informed of the closure last week, and writers were told they would be receiving ''kill fees'', which is compensation for articles that have not yet been published.
The shut down of the site - which offered articles on health, style, politics, friendship, and other problems faced by women - reportedly comes after it suffered ''plunging readership'' in recent months, with only half of its 500,000 subscribers clicking on newsletters that were sent to their email addresses.
The 'Girls' creator had used the site to share a number of her personal struggles, including speaking candidly about her battle with endometriosis, as well as her recent fight with rosacea - which left her face covered in ''tiny pimple-blisters''.
She wrote about the common skin condition: ''A few weeks ago, a course of steroids to treat a massive flare of joint pain and instability led to rosacea's appearing overnight, making me look like a scary Victorian doll, two perfect pink circles painted on her porcelain face. 'It's actually pretty cute,' my mom said. 'Very '90s editorial fashion!'
''Then, after a long, sweaty night shoot in which I was covered in strange makeup, I washed my face to reveal that the rosacea had become hundreds of tiny pimple-blisters that covered me from forehead to neck. The sound that came from that hair and makeup trailer was similar to when the b***h in the 'Craft' starts losing her hair in the locker room. Terror, rage, and piteous sadness. My face burned, but not as badly as my pride.''
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