Gwyneth, Meet Jay-Z: When Cultural Icons Interview Each Other

By Alison Nastasi

Sometimes it's explosive, sometimes it's intimate—and sometimes it's very, uh, revealing.

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The gamine-coiffed creator of Girls, Lena Dunham, is currently on the cover of Interview magazine. Creative comrade Miranda July conducted the chat with the Tiny Furniture director. Both artists have carved their own path in the industry and made careers out of being keen observers, illuminating the unspoken intricacies of the everyday. Each has also faced her share of controversy—kicking up criticisms over sex, nepotism, racial insensitivity, and body image, to name a few. I wanted to explore what happens when two cultural icons sit down to interview each other. Do these pioneering, celebrity culture makers ask the tough questions? Can they relate to each other, or do they lock horns? Check out the interviews between several controversial cultural icons that I've collected below.

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