How to Watch Catherine Called Birdy

While Lena Dunham worked on Girls, she was already cooking up the details of her next passion project.

After reading Karen Cushman’s novel entitled Catherine Called Birdy, the actress/director was set on adapting the story to the screen in a way that would be comical and relevant.

The upcoming film is centered on Catherine, a girl in 13-century England that opposes her father’s plan to marry her off to a nobleman in exchange for their family’s reinstated wealth.

In an interview with Indie Wire, Dunham said that she wanted to capture a main character that felt relatable and not necessarily the superheroine that audiences have been watching in the past few years.

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