Lena Dunham's New Obama Ad—as Controversial as Everything She Does?

The HBO show creator and actress talks about her first time -- voting.

Well, she's certainly become "a voice, of a generation." The video "Your First Time" from the Obama campaign features Lena Dunham, creator of Girls, delivering a short monologue about losing her voting virginity.

Screen shot 2012-11-11 at 10.59.36 AM.png

Right wing bloggers are already experiencing agita, proclaiming the video "DISGUSTING."

"They've finally sunken to a new low trying to get the youth vote by comparing voting for the first time to having sex for the first time," says the RightScoop crew.

And yet, I am pretty sure the writers and readers of that site are not the Obama campaign's target demographic with this video, at this late point in the campaign cycle.

Presented by

Garance Franke-Ruta is a former senior editor covering national politics at The Atlantic.

Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

Riding Unicycles in a Cave

"If you fall down and break your leg, there's no way out."

Video

Carrot: A Pitch-Perfect Satire of Tech

"It's not just a vegetable. It's what a vegetable should be."

Video

An Ingenious 360-Degree Time-Lapse

Watch the world become a cartoonishly small playground

Video

The Benefits of Living Alone on a Mountain

"You really have to love solitary time by yourself."

Video

The Rise of the Cat Tattoo

How a Brooklyn tattoo artist popularized the "cattoo"

More in Politics

Just In