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For Lena Dunham's 'Girls' Character, Dating Republicans Like Dating Nazis
Big Hollywood ^ | by Breitbart News

Posted on 01/15/2013 12:09:57 PM PST by drewh

Lena Dunham, creator of the HBO sitcom "Girls," has stated that the character she plays would view dating a black Republican the same way as dating a Nazi.

The show's second season premieres Sunday night, and Dunham's character Hannah has found a new love interest in Donald Glover of NBC's "Community," whose character is a Republican. In an interview with New York Magagazine, Dunham explains what his character's politics mean for her character, Hannah.

Why make him a Republican?

We liked the idea of a Republican entering their universe. And Hannah doesn’t really have a clear sense of why you shouldn’t date a Republican; it’s kind of just like the same reason why you shouldn’t date a Nazi: You just shouldn’t.

When the interviewer follows up on that phrase, Dunham clarifies that while she is progressive, she does not have the same blanket "ignorance" she is satirizing through her character.

Wait, so your position is that you shouldn’t date a Republican?

My personal position is that you should date anyone you want so long as they treat you respectfully and share your value system. So it might be hard for me to date someone who was against gay marriage and abortion rights — I don’t think I would be attracted to them — but I don’t have any personal problem with dating a Republican. I do think that Hannah has this reverse ignorance where she’s like,If they’re Republican, get them out of my airspace, and that was a fun thought to explore.

Last year, Dunham cut an ad for Barack Obama's re-election campaign, titled "My First Time," comparing a vote for the incumbent President to losing one's virginity.

(Excerpt) Read more at breitbart.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; US: New York
KEYWORDS: hbo; lenadunham; radicalfeminists; trashtv
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1 posted on 01/15/2013 12:10:03 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh

When I saw her on TV I swear I had NO idea that was a woman..I thought it was The Hobbit


2 posted on 01/15/2013 12:12:08 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: drewh

The name Dunham is becoming synonymous with stupid Marxist.


3 posted on 01/15/2013 12:12:52 PM PST by Defiant (If there are infinite parallel universes, why Lord, am I living in the one with Obama as President?)
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To: drewh

Coming from a tattooed Nazi whore bulldyke...


4 posted on 01/15/2013 12:13:41 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Sarah Barracuda
Guilty!


5 posted on 01/15/2013 12:14:13 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh
Progressives have come full circle.

I'll bet this wit doesn't even see the irony in her 'nazi' comparison.

6 posted on 01/15/2013 12:14:46 PM PST by skeeter
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To: drewh

“My personal position is that you should date anyone you want so long as they treat you respectfully and share your value system.”

In my experience, you can only FIND that in Conservative/Libertarian men!

I loathe Liberal women. Seriously. I do. Waste of human tissue...


7 posted on 01/15/2013 12:14:46 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

The ones I know are all brainwashed and angry . . . and mostly single (gee, I wonder why)


8 posted on 01/15/2013 12:16:11 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: drewh

Be chewin’ an arm off then checking into rehab if I woke up to that.


9 posted on 01/15/2013 12:17:50 PM PST by Stormdog (A rifle transforms one from subject to Citizen)
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To: drewh

HBO.The same folks who brought us Whores in the City.Figures.


10 posted on 01/15/2013 12:18:25 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: drewh
Why would a republican go out with her? When republican women are prettier and smarter and don't have tattoos.
11 posted on 01/15/2013 12:18:48 PM PST by cruise_missile
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To: drewh

Good thing I already ate my breakfast..YUCK!


12 posted on 01/15/2013 12:20:39 PM PST by Sarah Barracuda
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To: drewh

13 posted on 01/15/2013 12:21:06 PM PST by PGR88
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To: drewh

As has been stated before...Obama et al doesn’t scare me nearly as much as the fools like these that continue to vote for them and fall for their BS.


14 posted on 01/15/2013 12:22:06 PM PST by albie
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To: PGR88

in other news... http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2262447/Howard-Stern-apologizes-calling-Lena-Dunham-talentless-little-fat-chick.html


15 posted on 01/15/2013 12:22:53 PM PST by drewh
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To: drewh
When any liberal calls a Republican or a Conservative a "Nazi", he or she is demonstrating how supremely ignorant they are about the history of the phrase.

The full name of Adolf Hitler's party was Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (National Socialist German Workers' Party).
The acronym Nazi was formed from the first two syllables of the German pronunciation of the word "national" (na-tsi-o-nal).

If any party embraces Socialism, it's the democrat party.

16 posted on 01/15/2013 12:24:09 PM PST by red-dawg
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To: drewh

Watching “Girls” like watching a septic tank being emptied.


17 posted on 01/15/2013 12:24:55 PM PST by Amagi (John "Cry Baby" Boehner is a traitorous weasel.)
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To: drewh

Lena Dunham has age 26 the same body that Jean Stapleton had at 62. What an achievement.


18 posted on 01/15/2013 12:29:15 PM PST by relictele
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To: drewh

I don’t watch the program, but if this is the character/actress... she ought to be lucky she could get a date at all!


19 posted on 01/15/2013 12:32:39 PM PST by SMARTY ("The man who has no inner-life is a slave to his surroundings. "Henri Frederic Amiel)
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To: drewh
Looks like Nickelodeon is in on the act as well.

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Victoria Justice is one of the Nick Stars.
20 posted on 01/15/2013 12:33:21 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: drewh

Quite sad that ladies like her are missing out on all the masculinity but getting double the sexual diseases.


21 posted on 01/15/2013 12:34:08 PM PST by struggle (http://killthegovernment.wordpress.com/)
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To: drewh
Dating Republicans Like Dating Nazis

Because Republicans believe in strong central government, state control of private industry, redistributive taxation, adoration of a charismatic leader who believes he is a law unto himself, prohibition of privately owned firearms, atheism (or at least fealty to the secular state above personal conscience), and a cradle to grave social welfare scheme which requires giving up one's personal liberties?

Oh wait. That's the OTHER guys

22 posted on 01/15/2013 12:34:52 PM PST by LucianOfSamasota (Tanstaafl - its not just for breakfast anymore...)
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To: red-dawg

“The full name of Adolf Hitler’s party was Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (National Socialist German Workers’ Party).
The acronym Nazi was formed from the first two syllables of the German pronunciation of the word “national” (na-tsi-o-nal).”

BINGO

The republicans need to say this over and over because they are in no way NAZIES they are morons....


23 posted on 01/15/2013 12:35:22 PM PST by Breto (Stranger in a strange land... where did America go?)
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To: drewh
McCarthy was RIGHT

Hollywood is infiltrated with communists, and is nothing more than a propaganda ministry for the White House and Democrats in Congress.

Republicans should take a lesson and start fighting back. I am sick and tired of being called a Nazi. The socialists in Hollywood and the democrats ARE!

Remember what the word ‘NAZI’ stands for- The National Socialist party of Germany.

24 posted on 01/15/2013 12:39:40 PM PST by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: drewh
She probably is dating a french model

she met on the Internet.

25 posted on 01/15/2013 12:40:01 PM PST by McGruff (No New RINOs!)
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To: drewh

Simply cannot wait for the 2nd season of that show to tank.
Now that this pig thinks she is hot stuff, she will blow off the show while she is flaunting herself everwhere and cause people that tuned in just to see 4 airheads get naked and screw to move on to something even more vapid.

She will be left making crappy indie films on the internet.


26 posted on 01/15/2013 12:44:14 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: VanDeKoik

At least a Republican guy would have a job.


27 posted on 01/15/2013 12:48:11 PM PST by lawdave
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To: cripplecreek

My response would be:

“Be a real women and try to protect yourself with a rape whistle while you fiddle with your iPhone to launch the phone keypad so you can call 911 who will be there in 15 minutes so they can clean up what is left of you.

Otherwise shut up, because you arent being paid to talk.”


28 posted on 01/15/2013 12:49:10 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: red-dawg
NAtzional SoZIalist
29 posted on 01/15/2013 12:51:19 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: cripplecreek

Blixie Chix treatment is needed.

Remember how lipton dropped those usless women. Her carreer just ended before it started.


30 posted on 01/15/2013 12:51:25 PM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: lawdave

Oddly enough the “guy” her character on that show of hers is infatuated with doesnt work, and gets money from his grandmother.

He is also a pervert.


31 posted on 01/15/2013 12:53:38 PM PST by VanDeKoik
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To: cripplecreek
Stupid liberals. I know they were never in the corps, but didn't any of them see Full Metal Jacket?
32 posted on 01/15/2013 12:55:45 PM PST by Michael.SF. (Obama lied, Stevens died.)
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To: drewh

Never heard of her or the show. After doing a search, still no idea who she is.


33 posted on 01/15/2013 12:56:59 PM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: drewh

I wonder if she is a vegetarian non-smoker like Adolf.


34 posted on 01/15/2013 12:59:19 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: drewh
A counterpoint.

No, Lena Dunham did not call Republicans Nazis, or “This Is Why We Lose.”

According to a number of people who I am shocked still have full heads of hair given that they spend a great majority of their time attempting to pull it out by the roots in fits of faux outrage, the writer, director and lead of HBO’s “hipster Sex and the City” comedrama, Girls, Lena Dunham thinks that all Republicans are Nazis and cannot understand for a second why anyone with half a brain would date one, especially one that happened to also be a minority.

Now, Hollywood does have this ignorant streak about them, and it sort of flows into every aspect of the entertainment operation, leading people within the little inner circle of A-listers to believe things that are otherwise obviously false to the normal human population: namely that Sarah Palin jokes are still funny five years later, and that Ben Affleck, as a director, can somehow compete with Katheryn Bigelow and Quentin Tarantino.

But people. People. Let’s think critically about this, shall we? Here’s what Lena Dunham actually said in her interview with the NYC mag, Vulture:

I want to start with the fourth scene of the entire season, which is you, topless …
… on top of Donald Glover.

Having sex.
Yes.

Why make him a Republican?
We liked the idea of a Republican entering their universe. And Hannah doesn’t really have a clear sense of why you shouldn’t date a Republican; it’s kind of just like the same reason why you shouldn’t date a Nazi: You just shouldn’t.

Wait, so your position is that you shouldn’t date a Republican?
My personal position is that you should date anyone you want so long as they treat you respectfully and share your value system. So it might be hard for me to date someone who was against gay marriage and abortion rights — I don’t think I would be attracted to them — but I don’t have any personal problem with dating a Republican. I do think that Hannah has this reverse ignorance where she’s like, If they’re Republican, get them out of my airspace, and that was a fun thought to explore.

Okay, what I got from that exchange was that Lena Dunham thought it might be an interesting idea to explore a “reverse ignorance” that certain stereotypical single females have against the possibility of dating a Republican. To the character, the decision to date a Republican is as black and white as a potential decision to date a Nazi, it’s just not done. And here’s this guy, who she likes, who happens to be a Republican, and Girls is going to take the opportunity to explore an integral liberal bias.

Look, this wouldn’t be such a big deal if this weren’t demonstrative of the wrongheaded, knee-jerk conservative approach to culture. Is Lena Dunham’s show basically a kind of hipster fantasy where she creates characters who have the miserable lives that a bunch of urban trust-fund French Experimental Poetry grad students imagine they have, so that the resultant faux-ennui will further inform their parent-paid-for thesis, and quickly enough before the same family revokes the housing allowance for their 1500-square-foot Williamsburg artist loft? Sure. In her acceptance speech last night at the Golden Globes, Dunham, who is famously the daughter of a successful painter of “oversexualized pop art” and a well-known photographer who created “disquieting domestic tableaux” with dolls, repeatedly reiterated that her work is informed by a horrific childhood spent at expensive New York private schools and summer camps, where she struggled to maintain the integrity of her psyche amid the horrors of life as the kid of upper-middle-class urban artists. The whole thing is bizarre and self-fellating. But it’s also self-referential. The joke here isn’t that Donald Glover (who is adorable) is evil. But that Hannah, Dunham’s character, thinks he’s evil and has to handle the internal conflict.

Its shows like this and like Portlandia, a farce co-created by Fred Armisen poking fun at entrenched liberal hipster culture in Portland, which show a distinct chasm between the cultural approach by liberals and the cultural approach by conservatives. Liberals try to inject humor, self-parody and subtle themes into material that is, by itself, interesting, well-written and entertaining. Girls is really no exception. And the foment their hold on the audience by creating projects that have an independent appeal. Conservatives seem to spend their time handing the movement’s creative reins off to one of two groups: evangelical Christian musicians and filmmakers whose ham-fisted products are nothing short of horrendous, and sixty-year-old white men who spend their time writing essays about how Hollywood should just get off their damned lawn, even when the “liberally biased television program” they’re bemoaning takes a moment to explore a theme that they themselves visit time and again.

Conservatives and libertarians cannot avoid culture, nor can they afford to pounce on every perceived slight with church lady outrage. Making inroads into the collective consciousness means embracing trends and using them, having a sense of humor about ourselves and our approach, and taking to heart that the core value of entertainment is to entertain. Will conservatives ever be among the recognized and revered? Maybe not. But if the track record of tangentially conservative-focused enterprises (like, for example the Blue Collar Comedy Tour) has taught us anything, they will be rich. Which means they’ll be powerful.

I mean, take a second to think about it. Bretibart might reach a million visitors a month. TMZ does that in less than three days. And then you wonder why I spend my time watching reality television while everyone else is watching Bill O’Reilly pop a neck vein.



35 posted on 01/15/2013 12:59:47 PM PST by Bratch
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To: skeeter

Perhaps a “wit” would, but not a “half-wit”.


36 posted on 01/15/2013 1:02:55 PM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Just another oxygen pirate........


37 posted on 01/15/2013 1:04:09 PM PST by Osage Orange (MOLON LABE)
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To: drewh

Only way I’m dating her is if I’m a weeklong bender, struck blind from a sudden case of diabetes and in a coma.

Even then, she would be a 1/2 night stand because she is coyote ugly and I’d chew my arm off to get out of her clutch.


38 posted on 01/15/2013 1:07:26 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: cripplecreek

Babe, if your life were in danger and it took a gun to save you I’m pretty certain you entertain that man for an evening and be grateful for it.


39 posted on 01/15/2013 1:11:51 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: McGruff

Bonjour ....

LOL

That commercial cracks me up.


40 posted on 01/15/2013 1:13:44 PM PST by Vendome (Don't take life so seriously, you won't live through it anyway)
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To: Amagi

re: “Watching “Girls” like watching a septic tank being emptied.”

I like your analogy, but I was thinking more of the other way around, like watching a septic tank being “filled”.


41 posted on 01/15/2013 1:17:19 PM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: Mr. K

You might want to brush up on your history. McCarthy was concerned about communists in the army. Other people were talking about Hollywood, not him.


42 posted on 01/15/2013 1:21:45 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: drewh

Does she have some disease on her upper forearm? I generally believe in the right to bare arms (and bare legs), so long as she doesn’t get that right.


43 posted on 01/15/2013 1:23:17 PM PST by The_Media_never_lie (Actually, they lie when it suits them! The crooked MS media must be defeated any way it can be done!)
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To: Bratch

re: “Look, this wouldn’t be such a big deal if this weren’t demonstrative of the wrongheaded, knee-jerk conservative approach to culture.”

Yeah, those “un-hip” conservatives just don’t get the genious of liberal humor. By comparison, liberals ALWAYS get and appreciate humor directed at them and never over-react. (ultra-sarcasm).


44 posted on 01/15/2013 1:28:50 PM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: Bratch

re: “. . . And then you wonder why I spend my time watching reality television while everyone else is watching Bill O’Reilly pop a neck vein.”

The person who wrote this just admited to being one of the “low-information” voters.


45 posted on 01/15/2013 1:31:22 PM PST by rusty schucklefurd
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To: drewh

RE: #5. Worst case of vericose veins I’ve ever seen.


46 posted on 01/15/2013 1:32:20 PM PST by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: red-dawg
The full name of Adolf Hitler's party was Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei (National Socialist German Workers' Party). The acronym Nazi was formed from the first two syllables of the German pronunciation of the word "national" (na-tsi-o-nal).

Yes, that was the party's name, but Hitler's party was actually socialist only in the sense that the Democratic People's Republic of Korea is "democratic."

47 posted on 01/15/2013 1:48:12 PM PST by Lurking Libertarian (Non sub homine, sed sub Deo et lege)
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To: drewh

Except that Nazi’s were leftists....

Hitler, Stalin and Mao....all leftists...

All mass murderers....

All confiscated guns from their citizens....

All surrounded themselves with children when announcing new legislation or dictates....


48 posted on 01/15/2013 1:57:29 PM PST by nevergore ("It could be that the purpose of my life is simply to serve as a warning to others.")
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To: cripplecreek

A manipulative, controlling, and bitchy useful idiot. Another sign that we’re doomed.

“That Constitution... it’s creepy.”


49 posted on 01/15/2013 2:01:28 PM PST by Third Person (I'm in my prime.)
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To: drewh

Like the fat chick that is allowed to hang out with the “hip” chicks at school who says she would never date someone not cool enough for her “friends”. (Meanwhile would throw herself at the class dork if he showed interest) how sophomoric


50 posted on 01/15/2013 2:04:51 PM PST by shoff (Vote Democratic it beats thinking!)
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