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Gaby Hoffman Talks Body Hair, Public Image and Lena Dunham

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Gaby Hoffman has something very important to say -- about body hair.

In an interview with the New York Observer, the "Crystal Fairy" star sounded off on the frustrating expectations people have about how Hollywood actresses should look:

People are obsessed with actresses being hairless, fatless Barbie dolls. They can’t imagine that people would want to be anything other than that. When they are, it’s looked at as almost a political statement. Look at Lena Dunham. She is a gorgeous woman and people can’t stop talking about how brave she is to show herself naked, which I find totally condescending and ridiculous. If Angelina Jolie was naked onscreen no one would say she was brave. The implication is that Lena’s brave because she doesn’t look the way she’s supposed to look. I think that’s a shame.

Well said, Ms. Hoffman. There's a reason we've loved you since "Now And Then."

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