Lena Dunham Discusses Sex OCD and Being Generational in Rolling Stone

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Last week, Lena Dunham told a well-behaved crowd at a Boston museum that the “I may be the voice of my generation,” line from Girls haunts her.

Also haunting her since the 2012 pilot of the show: criticism about the lack of diversity and of course, her body. Just last Sunday a corner of the internet exploded because of an episode (called “One Man’s Trash”) where Dunham, who dates .fun guitarist Jack Antonoff in real life, played naked ping-pong with a conventionally attractive older man played by Patrick Wilson. (Wilson’s wife jumped to Dunham’s defense on Twitter, listing her own flaws.)

In a new interview with Rolling Stone, comedian, writer, actress, and actual feminist Lena Dunham admits she doesn’t always feel “connected” to the twentysomething lifestyle. 

I’ll sleep late, and say, ‘This is disgusting, I’m an adult woman.’ Then I realize a lot of 26-year-olds go out and get hung over.

A description of her childhood OCD seems very much like a precursor to the boundary-crossing inappropriateness of Girls… 

I remember saying to my mom when I was little, ‘I just had to imagine having sex with you eight times,’ and she really took it in stride!

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