Watch Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling, and Kristen Wiig’s Sundance Panel
Give it up for the organziers of the Sundance Film Festival, who this weekend took it upon themselves to create a living, breathing representation of the word 'awesome.' In what's being called a "storytelling summit," the The New Yorker's TV critic Emily Nussbaum moderated a panel that featured Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling, Kristen Wiig, and Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan. The four funny ladies were in Park City to talk about their craft, life in the spotlight, and experiences working in Hollywood. Naturally, since each one of these women are glimmering lights in an industry that often gets dark, their conversation was fresh, candid, enlightening, and of course, laugh out loud funny. Among other things, they discussed sexism in Hollywood, body image, storytelling techniques, Woody Allen, sexual assault on campuses, and more light-hearted topics, like rom coms and watching themselves on camera. Vulture has a pretty in-depth rundown of some highlights, but you can—and should—watch the entire 90 minute panel below. It is truly excellent.