At this year’s Sundance Film Festival, a few female Hollywood heavyweights gathered for a panel called Power of Story: Serious Ladies. Moderated by The New Yorker‘s TV critic Emily Nussbaum, the panel brought together Lena Dunham, Kristen Wiig, Mindy Kaling and Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan to talk about their experiences in the TV and film industries.
In the clip above, Dunham talks specifically about how females are so often compared to their characters in a way that is damning — and in a way that their male counterparts never experience. Kaling soon chimes in to back her up, referencing a specific scene on Dunham’s HBO show Girls.
Other topics include campus sexual assault, Woody Allen, better school lunches, reproductive rights, body image and more. You can watch the entire panel here.