Among its content, pitched at feminist 20-somethings, is Dunham’s hotly anticipated interview with U.S. presidential hopeful, Hillary Clinton. Prior to the Clinton interview, the site previewed a short story written by Dunham and a piece in which various women discuss getting abortions before Roe v. Wade.
The Clinton campaign recently said it would attempt to show more “heart” and “humor” from Clinton amid criticism that her campaign seems distant and excessively controlled. What is holding you back? Which is hilarious because if there’s one thing for which Clinton has never been feted, it’s her fashion sense.
In an hour-long podcast on Re/code Decode, the Girls co-creator revealed that she has freed herself of social media hate and now has someone else tweet messages on her personal account. The term is so unpopular, a pose is really its only practical use any more, signaling to a particular set of professional white women that you share their views on the general uselessness of men and the absolute necessity of abortion. “Lena came home from tour permanently changed (albeit still the same weight). If you can’t get excited, be pragmatic and do it anyway”.
Dunham’s Lenny Letter has been low on the comedy quotient so far. Are you feeling guilty about objectifying those hot guys at the bar (even though they deserved it for wearing those slutty button-downs)?
“We fully got a hug”…
The newsletter is an edited transcript of Dunham and Clinton’s chat, which covered everything from the presidential candidate’s college life to racism and feminism.
“We are now fighting just to get it implemented”. “Hillary Clinton’s entire career has flown in the face of those pressures”. And I’ve often said it was a great experience for being in politics. Had Clinton been faced with post-graduate uncertainty? On top of this, she’s anxious how it will affect her younger fans. In October 2014 Lena Dunham opened her tour of the Austin, Texas Planned Parenthood clinic with her favorite jiggle-shtick, pointing to her breasts and asking coyly, “Do I need to cover my nipples?” Like everything I do, it turned out to be controversial.
“I don’t necessarily think it serves (Clinton) to… talk about (Kravitz’s), you know”. My ideas were much more inchoate. So I was searching.
Dunham threw soft questions at Clinton, avoiding hot-button topics such as her email controversy or the Benghazi attacks.
The writers at Lenny asked the former first lady what she thought of Sandra Bland’s case, the women who died while in police custody in Texas.
“It wasn’t a graphic picture,” Dunham said.
“So eventually, I said yes”.
Clinton: “So? So… don’t you think we ought to be working on this?”