Lena Dunham is on the cover of Glamour magazine. And so is her cellulite.

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Lena Dunham, 30, has thanked Glamour magazine for featuring her cellulite, unedited, on the cover of its February issue.

The actress, writer, producer and director, best known as the creator of HBO series Girls, posted images from the magazine shoot to Instagram.

The cover reads “This issue is 100% produced by women” and includes Dunham alongside her co-stars Allison Williams, 28, Zosia Mamet, 28, and Jemima Kirke, 31.

Dunham captioned the image, which was shared with her 2.3 million followers, “mega proud to be sharing the cover of this all women-produced issue of Glamour magazine with my sisters…”

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In an additional post she detailed what a spread in Glamour magazine means to her.

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“Throughout my teens I was told, in no uncertain terms, that I was fucking funny looking. Potbelly, rabbit teeth, knock knees- I could never seem to get it right and it haunted my every move,” she wrote.

“I posed as the sassy confident one, secretly horrified and hurt by careless comments and hostility. Let’s get something straight: I didn’t hate what I looked like- I hated the culture that was telling me to hate it.

“When my career started, some people celebrated my look but always through the lens of ‘isn’t she brave? Isn’t it such a bold move to show THAT body on TV?’ Then there were the legions of trolls who made high school teasing look like a damned joke with the violent threats they heaped on, the sickening insults that made me ache for teen girls like me who might be reading my comments.”

Okay, here goes: throughout my teens I was told, in no uncertain terms, that I was fucking funny looking. Potbelly, rabbit teeth, knock knees- I could never seem to get it right and it haunted my every move. I posed as the sassy confident one, secretly horrified and hurt by careless comments and hostility. Let’s get something straight: I didn’t hate what I looked like- I hated the culture that was telling me to hate it. When my career started, some people celebrated my look but always through the lens of “isn’t she brave? Isn’t it such a bold move to show THAT body on TV?” Then there were the legions of trolls who made high school teasing look like a damned joke with the violent threats they heaped on, the sickening insults that made me ache for teen girls like me who might be reading my comments. Well, today this body is on the cover of a magazine that millions of women will read, without photoshop, my thigh on full imperfect display. Whether you agree with my politics, like my show or connect to what I do, it doesn’t matter- my body isn’t fair game. No one’s is, no matter their size, color, gender identity, and there’s a place for us all in popular culture to be recognized as beautiful. Haters are gonna have to get more intellectual and creative with their disses in 2017 because none of us are going to be scared into muumuus by faceless basement dwellers, or cruel blogs, or even our partners and friends. Thank you to the women in Hollywood (and on Instagram!) leading the way, inspiring and normalizing the female form in EVERY form, and thank you to @glamourmag for letting my cellulite do the damn thing on news stands everywhere today ❤️ Love you all.

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“Well, today this body is on the cover of a magazine that millions of women will read, without photoshop, my thigh on full imperfect display.

“Whether you agree with my politics, like my show or connect to what I do, it doesn’t matter- my body isn’t fair game. No one’s is, no matter their size, color, gender identity, and there’s a place for us all in popular culture to be recognized as beautiful.

“Haters are gonna have to get more intellectual and creative with their disses in 2017 because none of us are going to be scared into muumuus by faceless basement dwellers, or cruel blogs, or even our partners and friends.” (Post continues after gallery.)

The Not That Kind of Girl author concluded the post by thanking Glamour for letting her cellulite “do the damn thing on newsstands everywhere.” Amen.

The post has received almost 100,000 likes, with one comment reading, “I wish every teenage girl would read this”.

In a video posted to her Instagram story, Dunham said the thing she loves the most about the cover is her visible cellulite, adding with a laugh that it’s a “triumph for womankind”.

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