Lena Dunham Supports Obama in Campaign Ad About Her 'First Time' (VIDEO)
Voting is like losing your virginity — at least, so implies Lena Dunham.
In a tongue-in-cheek campaign ad for President Barack Obama, Dunham — writer, director and creator of HBO hit series, Girls — encourages young woman to carefully consider their "first time" because it "shouldn't be with just anybody."
"You want to do it with a great guy," the comedian confides to the camera. Who qualifies? For Dunham, it's "someone who really cares about and understands women" and cares "whether you get health insurance and specifically whether you get birth control."
"You want to do with the guy who brought the troops out of Iraq," Dunham continues.
But what kind of man shouldn't make the cut? "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. "Or thinks that gay people should never have beautiful, complicated weddings like the kind we see on Bravo or TLC all the time."
The edgy ad has already stirred up some controversy, with some conservatives labeling the message as "disgusting," "sick" and "degrading." But Dunham has defended her spot. "The video may be light," she tweeted, "but the message is serious: vote for women's rights."