I’m a little pressed for time today because I have a bunch of interviews for serious stories upcoming here at Washington Babylon. Therefore, I’m going to cheat a bit here and just publish an excerpt from a wonderful story in the New York Post about the godawful Lena Dunham, written by the fabulous Maureen Callahan. I prefer my headline above to the Post‘s, “Good riddance to Lena Dunham,” but otherwise it’s hard to quibble with this outstanding story.
Here’s an excerpt:
Lena Dunham may be the first person to fabricate details of her alleged rape, then proclaim all women’s claims need to be believed, and then publicly accuse a young woman of lying about having been raped.
Finally, the star and creator of “Girls” has been exposed as the empty vessel she is.
“Girls” was never the smart, generational criticism Dunham always claimed; really, it was just a smuttier, younger “Sex and the City.” Nor is there as much daylight between Dunham and her shallow, entitled character Hannah Horvath as she’d have us believe.
“I think I might be the voice of a generation,” Hannah tells her parents in the first episode. “Or at least a voice of a generation.”
It was supposed to be a joke, but all too quickly Dunham embraced this notion herself, no doubt emboldened by the real estate afforded her in New York Magazine, the New Yorker and the New York Times. So what if she was a 25-year-old with no real life experience? What she had to say clearly mattered.
Until, that is, Nov. 17, when Dunham and colleague Jenni Konner came to the defense of Murray Miller, a writer on “Girls” accused of rape. A police report had been filed. Yet here came a statement no one asked for, brimming with smug superiority…
She’s a total hypocrite who claims we’re the ones who have issues with her body and slovenly dress, yet she strains to appear sexy and glamorous on the red carpet. She wants desperately to be liked while claiming she doesn’t care if we like her. She’s a narcissist who possesses no intellectual rigor, no belief system, no relationship with the truth.
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