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Lena Dunham is celebrating the 10th anniversary of hit drama Girls

Lena Dunham has said her hit TV series Girls was her attempt to understand her relationship with women as she celebrates the show’s 10th anniversary.

The 35-year-old created, wrote and starred in the award-winning HBO drama, which first premiered in 2012 and ran for six seasons through 2017.

Dunham, who played aspiring writer Hannah Horvath on the series, marked the milestone by reflecting on the project in an essay for Vogue.

In the play, Dunham talks about how she struggled to make friends growing up and how this difficulty in connecting only grew when she started creating Girls due to the long work schedule.

She wrote: “When I wrote Girls, I had 24 years of experience feeling both connected and disconnected with girls.

“A lot of people took the show’s title as a statement that I speak for all the girls, that I imagine I’m a microphone for half the population, and in the process crush us into a monolithic and unsympathetic soapstone.

“But that was actually my attempt to understand, maybe even master, my relationships with girls, with women.”

The series followed aspiring writer Hannah and her three friends as they navigated their 20s in New York City.

During its run, it received several awards including the International award at the Bafta TV Awards, two Golden Globes for Best Television Series and Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical for Dunham.

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Lena Dunham spoke about her experience of friendship in an essay for Vogue to mark the milestone (Isabel Infantes/PA)

Dunham also noted in a post on Instagram that she’d gotten emotional reading some of the “really sweet messages” fans had shared about what the show meant to them.

She added, “There isn’t an Insta synopsis that can describe the magic and mayhem of this journey, or enough space in a caption to celebrate the people I made the show with (although a big fat thank you to my @hbo family is place to start.)

“The audience is better equipped than I am to discuss the intricacies of what we did and didn’t do, so all I can say is my life is too changed to envision a world without this being my (admittedly unique ) first was adult job.”

Instead, directing her followers to her essay on female friendship, she said, “I hope you will recognize some of yourself in it, just as you might have in our wacky, imperfect but always honesty-striving show.”

She added, “Because of Girls, I’m a working artist, that’s all I ever wanted to be — and even on my worst days, I don’t take the chance to keep writing and taking things for granted.”

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