Journalist and Writer


Learn more about Lena Wilson, a writer based in Brooklyn.

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"Too much time in Gender Studies will really mess up one's thinking." a fan


Lena Wilson is a Brooklyn-based journalist and writer specializing in cultural criticism. Her journalistic work—which includes news articles, features, op-eds, interviews, and reviews—often examines the growing importance of women and LGBT people in the film and television industries. Whether breaking the latest #MeToo news, interviewing Diablo Cody, or writing about the weird food people leave in movie theaters, her voice is incisive, thoughtful, and often humorous.

During her coverage of the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival, Lena once went directly from a roundtable on gun violence to a screening of the grueling Steubenville rape documentary Roll Red Roll, which is probably the most apt encapsulation of her journalistic fervor and martyr-like dedication to sociopolitical muck. Her other favorite beats include human interest, LGBT/feminist politics, and the works of Tig Notaro.

When she's not working incredibly hard to convince readers that Hulu's The Handmaid's Tale is a shoddy adaptation at best, Lena also writes fiction and plays. Her 2016 play Fraying Live Wires Tend to Give Off Sparks and 2018 short play Who Are You? were both selected for production by Pride Films and Plays, and her novella Accelerants is forthcoming from Book Smugglers publishing.




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