Saturday, October 27, 2012

Lena Dunham raises eyebrows for suggestive Obama ad about her first time ... voting 

'My first time voting was amazing,' the star and creator of HBO's 'Girls' confides to the camera. 'It was this line in the sand — before I was a girl, now I was a woman.'











"The first time shouldn't be with just anybody. You want to do it with a great guy," Lena Dunham says about her first time in the ballot booth.

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"The first time shouldn't be with just anybody. You want to do it with a great guy," Lena Dunham says about her first time in the ballot booth.

"Girls" creator and star Lena Dunham has made a suggestive ad for President Obama's campaign about her first time … voting.
"The first time shouldn't be with just anybody. You want to do it with a great guy," the actress and writer confides to the camera. "Someone who really cares about and understands women."
Dressed in a white T-shirt that reveals the tattoo on her right bicep, Dunham suggestively portrays Obama as the man who took her voting virginity in the ad aimed at young women.
She says the “first time” should be with "a guy who cares whether you get health insurance and specifically whether you get birth control," she says, "The consequences are huge."
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Only then does she reveal that she’s speaking politically, not sexually.
"You want to do it with a guy who brought the troops out of Iraq," she says.
"You don't want a guy who says, 'Oh hey, I'm at the library studying,' when really he's out not signing the Lilly Ledbetter act," she adds, referring to an equal pay bill signed into law by Obama. Romney has said he would not repeal the law, but he has also declined to say he would have signed it himself.
"Or thinks that gay people should never have beautiful, complicated weddings like the kind we see on Bravo or TLC all the time,” she continues.
"Think about how you want to spend those four years,” Dunham tells viewers. “In college age time, that's 150 years."
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Vote.BarackObama.com via YouTube

Dunham tells young women that their “first time” should be with "a guy who cares whether you get health insurance and specifically whether you get birth control."

"My first time voting was amazing. It was this line in the sand — before I was a girl, now I was a woman," she says.
Her tone turns mock-suggestive again as she describes going to the polling station, where she "pulled back the curtain" to vote for the first time.
"I voted for Barack Obama," she concludes with a shy smile and shrug.
“Your first time? Get started here,” reads the YouTube caption, with a link to the Obama campaign website.
The ad immediately stirred up controversy, with conservatives slamming it as tasteless.
“(One) of the many sick things about this degrading Lena Dunham ‘lose your virginity to Barack’ ad? The Left thinks it’s ‘empowering’ to women,” wrote conservative commentator Monica Crowley.
“How could a president with two young, blossoming daughters release an ad as disgusting as this,” asked John Nolte of the conservative Breitbart News site.
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Lena Dunham has earned a reputation for pushing the envelope in her HBO show “Girls” and in other appearances — like this revealing skit for the Emmys broadcast.

“Apparently Obama sees young women as helpless & sex-obsessed,” he added.
Others, however, embraced the edgy tone.
“My favorite chick strikes gold again! Brilliant,” wrote “The Vampire Diaries” actress Nina Dobrev on Twitter.
Dunham has earned a reputation for pushing the envelope. HBO's "Girls" has stirred up controversy for its gritty, unglamorous depictions of young women's bodies and sex lives.
At the Emmys last month, she was filmed eating a cake while sitting naked on a toilet for Jimmy Kimmel's opening comedy skit.
The campaign ad, which had more than 90,000 views on YouTube by Friday morning had received about 3,200 “likes,” but more than 4,700 “dislikes.”




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