Lena Dunham Doesn’t Want to be a Victoria’s Secret Model

Lena Dunham writes and stars in HBO’s Girls, a show she uses as an excuse to get naked on tv all the time. Anyway, she did a 20 questions with Playboy where she talks about dating “the Porn Guy,” the type of man she’s attracted to and not wanting to be a Victoria’s Secret model because she doesn’t want a big rack.

On whether or not Girls is a feminist show: “How could a show about women exploring women not be? Feminism isn’t a dirty word. It’s not like we’re a deranged group who think women should take over the planet, raise our young on our own and eliminate men from the picture. Feminism is about women having all the rights that men have.”

On being the object of great expectations at such a young age: “There’s a reason people are apprentices first: You get the bigger responsibilities when you’re ready for them. I feel I am ready, and fortunately I’m not drawn to behaving badly, which is good because I don’t have the option to disappear like some other 26-year-olds. If I did, you might find me eating a lot of cheesy carbohydrates, watching many episodes of a really sh**ty television show and sleeping in the afternoon. Of the seven deadly sins, I’m most guilty of gluttony and sloth.”

On men behaving badly: “I never chalk up anything to the gender divide and say ‘Well, that’s just a male thing.’ I hate the conventional wisdom that men are supposedly complete pieces of s**t and it’s our job as women to put up with them. Men are just as sensitive and easily victimized as women are, but there’s not as much of an infrastructure for expressing it. That drives me nuts. We’re all humans and doing human stuff. We’d have a better world if everyone had someone they could pay for talk therapy.”

On dating “the Porn Guy”: “I’ve been lucky enough not to date the Porn Guy. There have been weirdos, but not him. I think you can identify the porny guys early on, based on their behavior: They try to force you into unnatural cinematic sexual positions, or they just seem to have learned a lot of their moves from people who do sex acts for a living. A quick check of their browser history will reveal all you need to know.”

On the type of guy she’s attracted to: “When I was younger I liked men who gave me some guff. Now I’m much more into someone who is interesting and open with his emotions, has a really good sense of humor and a passion for what he does, wants to hang out with my parents and doesn’t want to stay out too late. If I can get excited imagining funny things he did as a kid, there’s a pretty good chance I’m in love with him.”

On being wooed: “I’m a pretty unorthodox girl, but I guess people might be surprised to learn that despite what some of the characters on the show are doing, I remain an eternal romantic with a desire to hear all the things girls like to hear said to them.”

On what she’d do if she suddenly woke up with the body of a Victoria’s Secret model: “I don’t think I’d like it very much. There would be all kinds of weird challenges to deal with that I don’t have to deal with now. I don’t want to go through life wondering if people are talking to me because I have a big rack. Not being the babest person in the world creates a nice barrier. That said, I probably would want to see if I could get free food at restaurants. Then I’d call a doctor and see if she could return me to my former situation.”

On who hits on her now that she’s famous: “Sometimes when we’re shooting the show, extras don’t know that I’m the director. They’ll come up and say, ‘How long have you been working as an extra? Want to walk over to the craft services table?’ Otherwise, despite all the attention I’m getting lately, I definitely haven’t had any Ryan Goslings saying ‘I love the way your mind works. Can I take you to dinner?’ Maybe it would happen if I looked like a Victoria’s Secret model for one day. Now I understand how I could use that.”

On who she’d love to direct in a nude scene: “I don’t want them to date in real life, but I wouldn’t mind putting David Strathairn and Rooney Mara in a room together and seeing what happens next when they have sex in movie context.”

On how she first learned about sex: “I think I was five. A girl at school explained it to me. I didn’t believe her because it seemed so barbaric, so I went home and asked my parents if it was true. They sat down and explained sex to me. My parents were sensitive. They said, ‘Your dad and I did this so that you could get made.’ They gave me the male and female perspective. That was the traumatic part. I remember thinking, I don’t want to learn this, and I definitely don’t want to learn this looking at the faces of both of you. I wish one of them had taken the job and come into my bedroom alone. But I asked. It was because of Amanda DiLauro told me, so it was really her fault.”

I tried to watch this show but like I said, Lena Dunham is naked ALL the time and that’s cool maybe once but more than that and I get light headed. Besides that, the show just ends up being about me, me, me. It’s like a pissing contest over who has a bigger problem and why that should make them the center of attention. Naturally this ends up being her character 90% of the time.

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