Dunham said she was also criticized after she posted a photo of her wearing nothing but her boyfriend’s underwear on Instagram.
It’s been clear over the years that the pair of creative minds behind the HBO hit “Girls” – Lena Dunham and Jenni Konner – have a lot to say about modern culture. We want those voices to inspire you, envelop you, and even anger you.
But Dunham’s Clinton interview will do little to assuage detractors concerned about her vague centrist stances on key policy issues.
“It’s extremely chic. I think you should bust it back out”, Dunham said. Good thing there’s at least one radical feminist in Hollywood who’s guaranteed to avoid any questions that might make her subject look bad (you know, like about email servers, Benghazi, etc).
Clinton then repeated the story of her own ideological evolution, recounting her liberal awakening in college.
But this is still Hillary Clinton we’re talking about, so it should come as no surprise that she did a few advocating while she was there. “But I take it very seriously, and as president, I would do whatever I could to see what new laws were needed, what new training was needed, what new resources were needed”, she continued.
A few critics have described the sitdown as a misstep for Clinton, whose efforts to soften her image have even included doing the Nae Nae on The Ellen Show.
“And I want to put a time-certain deadline – that after 20 years, you don’t have to keep paying [student loan debt]”. The newsletter offers subscribers a weekly dose of feminism in an effort to increase young women’s political engagement.
Dunham’s Lenny Letter has been low on the comedy quotient so far. The rest of us just learned that the feminist concept of “toxic masculinity” has a female counterpart. And so, yes, I’m a feminist, and I say it whenever I’m asked. Dunham suggests that giving Clinton – the subject of endless criticism related to her physical appearance – an opportunity to talk about being a fashion icon is radical in itself. That’s a period of such exploration and often torment in people’s lives. It was a design of my friend Donna Karan.
And yet, Dunham is acutely aware of how hard it’s going to be to pull this off. Gwyneth Paltrow, for example, is mocked for running a successful business providing tips and resources to a well-heeled crowd – something completely ordinary were it not for her celebrity.
DUNHAM: Here, if you want to look at them, they might bring up a few memories.
But she’s insists she’s still listening.