Dunham is best known for the HBO series “Girls,” which was full of sex, nudity, and drugs. But now the 36-year-old creator is focusing on messaging targeting a younger crowd. Her new film “Catherine Called Birdy” is set in a Medieval English village in the year 1290.
The main character Lady Catherine (nicknamed Birdy) goes on a series of adventures while trying to fend off potential marital suitors foisted upon her by a greedy father seeking a big dowry to cover his debts. It’s adapted from Karen Cushman’s 1994 novel of the same name.
Bella Ramsey of “Game of Thrones” fame plays