Meet Lena Dunham’s Local Opener

Mindie Lind, champion of Cripp Culture and smoky-voiced singer in the band Inly, found out about a month ago that, out of the hundreds of videos submitted to an open call, she had been selected as Seattle’s opening musical act for Lena Dunham when she comes to town on Oct. 18 to promote her new book. Since then, the provocative news outlet Gawker out-ed Dunham, writer and director and star of HBO’s Girls, for “not paying” the opening artists, after which Dunham reversed course and decided she would compensate the performers opening the readings for her new memoir Not That Kind Of Girl. While we wait for the big day to arrive, Mindie chats with us about her love for Lena, her Girls dreams, the recent Gawker controversy and more.

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