Lenny Letter No. 82

Why Makeup Is Stressful for Actors of Color
They're fucking up my beautiful black face, and I am over it.

In this issue, actress Nicole Byer goes off on makeup artists who don't know how to work with people of color, Claire Cameron's musings on female Neanderthals, the third installment of Lesbian Cattle Dogs, actress Annabelle Gurwitch's essay on finding the perfect family unit, and an interview with Italian filmmaker Lina Wertmüller.

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Adventures of Lesbian Cattle Dogs
In which the lesbian cattle dogs fuss the bones.
Relationships
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On Overcoming Envy of Other Families
Every time my dad lost all our money in get-rich-quick schemes, I longed to join another tribe.
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Director Lina Wertmüller Is Not a Feminist
An interview with the grande dame of Italian filmmaking.
Life
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Neanderthals Were Women, Too
Neanderthals were women, too.
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