When Lenny Letter launched, Dunham and Konner described it as offering “a snark-free, intelligent point of view” on topics including feminism, style, health, politics and friendship. Its most recent tagline was "Feminism, style, health, politics, friendship, and everything else — unfiltered." The venture attracted early attention with contributed pieces from Hillary Clinton, Gloria Steinem, Shonda Rhimes and Jennifer Lawrence, who penned an essay decrying pay inequity for women in Hollywood.” />
Reps for Lenny Letter and Dunham didn't respond to requests for comment. A Condé Nast spokesman declined to comment.
Lenny Letter will shut down on Friday, Oct. 19, according to reports by the New York Post and Digiday, citing contributors who were notified via email of the closure. The twice-weekly newsletter at one point reportedly had as many as 500,000 subscribers but readership has since declined.
Dunham and Konner had hired entertainment veteran Benjamin Cooley, Konner's ex-husband who had previously worked as a producer at Shine America at Jack Black's Electric Dynamite, as CEO. Shortly after launching in September 2015, Dunham and Konner cut a deal with Hearst to handle advertising and distribution Lenny Letter. Last year, they moved their ad deal over to Condé Nast.
The end of Lenny Letter comes after Dunham and Konner ended their producing partnership in June, with the expiration of their joint overall deal with HBO. The duo had served as exec producers on HBO's "Girls" as well as “Camping,” starring Jennifer Garner.
Lenny Letter, the female-targeted newsletter and website founded three year ago by Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner, is closing its doors.

The first four iterations in the "Conjuring" universe — including "Annabelle" and its sequel — have generated over $1.1 billion globally. It is set in Romania in 1951 and centers on a Catholic priest and a novice who are sent to the Vatican to investigate the mysterious suicide of a nun. "The Nun," a spinoff of "The Conjuring 2," stars Demian Bichir, Taissa Farmiga, and Jonas Bloquet.
7, though some estimates predict it could make as much as $37 million. That's a promising launch given the low price tag typically attached to horror movies. Early tracking suggests the fifth installment in "The Conjuring" franchise is on pace to open to more than $32 million when it opens on Sept.
Also releasing on the same weekend is "God Bless the Broken Road." The drama looks to open to around $3 million.” /> "The Nun" will compete against another horror title, STX's "Peppermint." Jennifer Garner stars in the thriller, which is on track for a debut between $8 million and $13 million.
is hoping to scare moviegoers back into theaters with "The Nun." After popcorn season comes to a close, Warner Bros.
The Warner Bros. It won't come close to matching the surprise success of the same weekend last September when Andy Muschietti's "It" shattered records with its massive $123 million debut. A sequel, "It: Chapter 2," is currently in the works. and New Line hit went on to earn over $700 million worldwide.