Lena Dunham Sells Period Comedy About Second-Wave Feminist Movement to HBO
Lisa Joyce will play the titular character in Max.
With Girls (potentially!) beginning its final couple of seasons, show creator Lena Dunham has sold a new series to HBO. As The Hollywood Reporter reveals, Max will follow a magazine writer played by Lisa Joyce (Boardwalk Empire, Billy & Billie) as she finds herself drawn to the second-wave feminist movement of the 1960s.
While details of the show’s plot are still scarce, the time period would suggest that Max might focus on the various sexual liberation movements of the late ’60s, the introduction of the birth control pill, and the ensuing battles over reproductive rights.
Murray Miller, who both writes and produces Girls, is on board as a writer, while Girls‘ Jenni Konner and Ilene Landress will serve as executive producers.
In addition to her work with Girls, Dunham has also been producing a newsletter called Lenny, the most recent edition of which featured Jennifer Lawrence dismantling the gender pay gap in Hollywood.