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

By Garance Franke-Ruta

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.

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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.

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