Let’s just get one thing straight: when creepy Jim Messina wants to talk to you about your “first time,” you run.
You run far, far away. Alas, 26-year-old writer and “Girls” actress Lena Dunham didn’t get the memo. In fact, she evidently embraced Messina’s creepiness. It was probably the OFA campaign manager’s winning smile that convinced her to do a promotional video encouraging young people to vote for Obama. In the video, Dunham compares her first time voting for Obama to losing her virginity — and she encourages other female first-time voters to see it the same way:
Shout-out to government-provided birth control? Check! There’s nothing sexier than that. Sandra Fluke is totally beaming right now.
The video went over very well with the coveted Julia set, and much fawnage ensued:
— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) October 25, 2012
Love this. Love her. Love Obama. https://t.co/zyCeUAmM
— Anna Michaels (@annafmichaels) October 25, 2012
Not a huge fan of Lena Dunham's BUT this ad about her first time… voting is really really good. OK, it's adorable. https://t.co/qsdKs9aO
— Daphnée Denis (@daphneedenis) October 25, 2012
— Dudette (@Dudette9t9) October 25, 2012
This is too cute! Lena Dunham on her first time…voting. Get voting America! https://t.co/shTNRIwT …
— Anna Nolan (@annapannalondon) October 25, 2012
— Emma Gray (@emmaladyrose) October 25, 2012
— Patricia (@ElizabethPurr) October 25, 2012
Julias everywhere agree: when it comes to being taken advantage of, President Obama is the only man for the job.
But, well, a lot of people thought it was just plain icky:
Well, this is a disturbing metaphor. http://t.co/Ew7kmHkF
— Benjy Sarlin (@BenjySarlin) October 25, 2012
— el Sooper ن (@SooperMexican) October 25, 2012
Lena Dunham, who I think is funny generally, on the utter vapidity of both the Obama campaign and the youth vote: http://t.co/Jr2KnvJv
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) October 25, 2012
— Mitch Lake (@mlake9) October 25, 2012
If you haven't felt enough physical pain today, watch Lena Dunham's ad for Obama (h/t @NatBotwinick) http://t.co/yV1pTZHL
— Betsy Woodruff (@woodruffbets) October 25, 2012
— Becky Ziegler (@bzbex) October 25, 2012
Lena Dunham. Gross then. Gross now. Voting = compilation. Stay classy, dems. What a classless chump your candidate is.
— Matt (@yetdizzle) October 25, 2012
— Brandon Chapman (@bwake77) October 25, 2012
— Peter Setnicker (@SetnickerP) October 25, 2012
Whoever in Chicago thought this was a good idea should be sacked https://t.co/E4O3sW7z
— John McGuirk (@john_mcguirk) October 25, 2012
Since when is Lena Dunham a spokeswoman. Isn't the character she plays known as being the most degraded female on modern TV?
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) October 25, 2012
— Sarah Crawford (@SarahCrawford23) October 25, 2012
— Stacy Washington (@StacyOnTheRight) October 25, 2012
Comparing voting for Obama to your 1st time. So, a huge disappointment full of regrets? Lena Dunham: Your First Time: http://t.co/u2Hj9Pi1
— Jessica Squeglia (@baroqueisbest) October 25, 2012
More proof that Obama wants to #%&@ you http://t.co/gyQcTxMV
— MirCat (@TRMirCat) October 25, 2012
Well, that’s definitely one way to look at it.
Ok…..that creepy new Obama ad? Not only is it creepy, but it looks like they got the idea from Putin. http://t.co/8dmBqBWI
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) October 25, 2012
FLASHBACK: Vladimir Putin ran a young women's "first time" ad during Russian elections http://t.co/SC3aGXAS
— Philip Klein (@philipaklein) October 26, 2012
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. And, in this case, asshattery.