The HBO wunderkind was slammed today by an army of Republicans for appearing in a new Obama campaign ad aimed at single, female voters – a key demographic that many project will decide the outcome of the election.
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 or who thinks that gay people should never have beautiful, complicated weddings of the kind we see on Bravo and TLC all the time.
Republicans have deemed the video: sick, over-sexualized, inappropriate, demeaning, astoundingly tasteless, proof we live in a fallen world destined for hell fire, virgin-shaming, the height of vulgarity.
Progressive blogger Amanda Marcotte defended Dunham’s ad this morning, chastising Republicans for their misogynistic sexual hypocrisy:
Are we talking about politics now, or is this yet another instance of a khaki pants-loving weenie announcing that women are broken because they pick the sexy guys over the “nice” guys that will respect you into a life with four kids and no orgasms?