Catty: Lena Dunham disses comediennes who got her through ‘middle school’; Tina Fey snarks back

Oh, dear. Looks like two generations of liberal femme comedy writers stepped on each other’s stiletto-ed toes at the Golden Globes tonight. During her first of two acceptance speeches for awards, “Girls” creator Lena Dunham gave a backhanded compliment to her older competitors. Apparently, they helped get Dunham through “middle school.”

Tina Fey was not amused. Neither was her side eye.

Watch Fey’s reaction.


  • nc

    Cat fight!

    • Brett McMicken

      lol! slick willie is always where the action is!

  • stuckinIL4now

    Uggggh! I can’t stand either one of ’em and, really, you call that unfunny garbage they write “comedy”?

  • Finrod Felagund

    Time to pop some popcorn and find a comfortable chair.

  • $1014973

    This is like watching the iran/iraq war

  • jd

    According to Wikipedia, Dunham was born in 1986, meaning she was most likely in 6th grade in 1997, the same year Tina Fey started on SNL. So… the truth is a slight?!

    • Hep

      One doesn’t mention anything about a lady’s age (especially in public).

    • Fastbak

      Tina was only a writer on SNL in 1997. She appeared on camera in 2000 when Lena would be in high school.

      • jd

        Not that I want to get into a big debate, but I think she could have influenced Lena as a writer as well as a performer. Anyway, she went on to say that she “worshiped them”, so I still think it was bad form for Tina to be catty about it.