Lena Dunham Talks About Her ‘First Time’ Voting In Obama Endorsement Ad

Girls creator Lena Dunham came out in support of President Barack Obama in a campaign video Thursday in which she urges voters to make their “first time” special…first time voting, that is.

“Your first time shouldn’t be with just anybody,” the 26-year-old says in the video. “You want to do it with a great guy. It should be with a guy who’s beautiful, someone who really cares about and understands women, whether you get health insurance and specifically whether you get birth control. The consequences are huge. You want to do it with the guy who brought the troops out of Iraq. You don’t want a guy who says, ‘Oh hey, I’m out studying’ when really he’s out not signing the Lilly Ledbetter Act or who thinks that gay people should never have beautiful, complicated weddings of the kind we see on Bravo or TLC all the time.”

Dunham, whose show explores the sexual adventures and misadventures of New York 20-somethings, continues, “Think about how you want to spend those four years. At college age time, that’s 150 years…My first time voting was amazing…Before I was a girl. Now I was a woman. I went to the polling station, behind the polling curtain, I voted for Barack Obama.

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