On Friday night, Taylor Swift picked four members of her famous girlfriend collection and let them march out on stage with her during a show in New Jersey. To prove that she wasn’t playing favorites, because the last thing Tay Tay wants is a gangly-limbed jealous girlfight back stage, one of the four was Lena Dunham. Or as the other three refer to her, “that short girl in flats that I’m trying desperately not to look at.” Lena Dunham has always seemed like the strangest friend in Tay Tay’s collection, because she’s not a six-foot-tall model with the face and hair of a Homecoming Queen Skipper doll. And apparently Lena Dunham didn’t realize how awkward it looked when she stood next to Taylor and the rest of the Debbies until she saw the picture. Lena described it during a talk with the Film Society of Lincoln Center on Monday night:
“I shan’t be walking that runway again. I was so thrilled to support my friend and so displeased to learn about the truth of my own height. I’ve been feeling pretty tall, feeling pretty sturdy, and it was amazing to me, like, ‘Oh, I’m not tall, I’m chubby.’ It’s different. But I mean, on most days, I feel really great and fine about my body, but I don’t think standing next to, like, three supermodels or so is anything even the most confident woman needs to do. And when I socialize with those women, which I’ve done a little bit, because they’re good friends of Taylor’s, who is a good friend of mine, I don’t feel so strange. But the minute I caught sight of myself in the Jumbotron, I knew something was very wrong.”
Lena added that shortly after Tay Tay threw up the picture to Instragram, she started receiving texts from her other non-Taylor friends saying: “I just want you to know you’re beautiful.” Those shady bitches. That’s such a Mimi-Rose Howard thing to say.
I wonder if Lena will use this experience and write about standing on stage with Tay Tay and her tall-ass friends for her upcoming GOOP-ish newsletter, Lenny. I can practically see the headline now. “Almost Staring Into The Eye Of The Camel Toe by Lena Dunham.”