Voice of our generation, Lena Dunham, has been featured in a frank and open (tbh, is she ever anything but?) interview in Time Out New York, conducted by one of her regulation BFFs – Girls executive producer and writer Jenni Konner.
Lena, Girls and Swifty haters to the <– please; this interview will be of zero interest to you.
Kicking arse as per usual, we learnt a few things from the interview piece:
1. Dunham’s love for Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman’s OTP-ness knows no bounds –
“You know, the day that Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman got back together was the happiest I’ve ever felt, and that’s not an exaggeration.”
2. Lena is TayTay; TayTay is Lena.
On Dunham’s similar “aesthetic” to Taylor Swift: “I mean, it’s different approaches, you know, but a similar idea. As you know, the Internet can put me to bed for four days sometimes, and to know someone who can be under the kind of scrutiny she’s under and wear it so lightly and just like move through the world and…shake it off!”
3. Calling out Cosby is important…
“This is a huge issue, and it speaks to the way that we abuse power and the way that celebrity allows for injustice. Everyone else has gone, “Let’s hope it’s not true.” Chris Rock, who’s an incredible guy and who has a strong sense of social justice, has basically said, “We’ll see.”
4. But comparing it to the Holocaust is not:
Dunham apologised for the comparison on instagram –
Very excited about my pop art Time Out NY cover, photo by Danielle Levitt and popification by Chad Silver ?? My best friend and partner @campsucks interviewed me and it was a ball. However, I feel I didn’t properly express my respect & passion for Karen O. and Danny DeVito. Additionally I’m already aware comparing Bill Cosby to the Holocaust wasn’t my best analogy. With Love from your special rape-hating Jew friend LENA
5. Dunham wrote to a Time Out New York advice column bemoaning her virginity, and it helped:
“I honestly think it was because of that letter I was able to chill in my obsessive quest to have sex and just exist and enjoy my life. Who cares how long you were a virgin for?”
6. And most importantly, Bieber concerts suck.
“I was at a Justin Bieber concert once—because Judd Apatow forced me to take his daughter because he didn’t want to—and I was like, This is horrible. This is like some kind of drug has been released into the arena and three-year-old girls are crying and humping things.”
You can read the full interview here.
Lead image by Alberto E Rodriguez via Getty.