Finally, Lena Dunham has found peace with her naked body. Blow the poppers. Confusing as Dunham always seemed quite content being naked while a wallowing tub of goo working an inside joke so inside nobody got it. According to Dunham, this was all a crying on the inside kind of clown act:
“I spent so many years loving my body but thinking it wasn’t lovable by others – its sole purpose was to be fodder for jokes. I performed the insult so no one else could. I don’t regret any of it – that’s my art and that was my truth – but now, at age 31, having been through hell and back with my health and other people’s perceptions of my physicality, I feel deeply comfortable with the idea that this pear-shaped pot of honey is equally good for making people laugh and laying out like a Suicide Girl circa 2004.”
That’s a long way to go to explain, I finally lost weight and I want everybody to see me naked. It is hard to be a woman. If you’re a woman who’s horribly dishonest with herself.
Dunham’s act is sharing random things you think about while sitting on the pot. Dunham’s random things are ten-percent abortion and ninety-percent about her corpulent physical form. There’s a reason the Ally Sheedy character in Breakfast Club had less lines than everybody else. Introspective was meant to be quiet.
“I’ve made it pretty clear over the years that I don’t give even the tiniest of shits what anyone else feels about my body. I’ve accepted that my body is an ever changing organism, not a fixed entity. …I smile just as wide no matter my current size because I’m proud of what this body has seen and done and represented.”
Dunham was heavily applauded by her fans for being so damn real. None could stop to think, what has that body seen? A privileged upbringing, prep school, drama classes at Oberlin, adoration by women in seven zip codes and six years of a low rated HBO show politics kept them from canceling?
Working through an illness is a thing, but you were saying all of this nonsense before you had any ailment. It’s okay to be self-centered, arrogant, and unaware of how you appear to others. It’s less okay to praise these are positive qualities.
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