If you need to know how Lena Dunham is feeling today, my guess is about a shade or two more “oh fuck” than the face she’s making in that picture. It’s exhausting trying to disassociate yourself from a former colleague/current alleged rapist when they keep making the news.
Last month, actress Aurora Perrineau filed a police report with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department accusing former Girls writer Murray Miller of raping her when she was 17. She reportedly passed a lie-detector test. Murray denied everything. After Aurora’s rape story was reported, Lena Dunham threw her whole “believe all women” mantra out the window and jumped to Murray’s defense. Both Lena and her Girls co-showrunner Jenni Konner released statements implying Aurora was lying. Lena later backtracked with an apology and an excuse about defending the type of people who fill her “world with love.” According to Variety, Murray might have also been filling Lena’s world with bullshit. When Aurora’s story broke, Murray’s lawyers released a statement accusing her of attempting to scam him for a “substantial” amount of hush money before she went to the police. Lawyers for Murray have since backtracked on that.
In my world, the word of the year was “tenders,” because I moved about ten feet away from a Popeyes in January and have ordered enough spicy tenders to keep them in business. But for Dictionary.com, the word of 2017 was “complicit.” That’s a word that was used over and over again when talking about how some people within Harvey Weinstein’s circle knew about how his behavior and did nothing.
The New York Times recently published a piece about those complicit people titled Weinsten’s Complicity Machine. They attempt to explain how Harvey could be Harvey for so long inside and outside the walls of The Weinstein Company. Apparently “That’s just Harvey being Harvey” was a common phrase uttered by agents and managers in response to complaints. One such possible instance of complicity involves Lena Dunham and aides of Hillary Clinton.
Dlisted favorite and attention enthusiast Lena Dunham cemented her “Most Hated Faux-Social Justice Warrior” status on Friday when she publicly disputed a woman’s rape allegation. Lena (alongside her frequent collaborator Jenni Konner) released a statement describing actress Aurora Perrineau’s rape allegation against Girls writer Murray Miller as “misreported.” To get an idea of how THAT went over, just take a scroll down yesterday’s comments section of that post and multiply by everyone on Twitter. Lena obviously realized that her backflip off the “women never lie about rape” stance she tweeted a few weeks back had earned her even more hatred than usual. So she released another statement yesterday and pretty much chalks it up to being the wrong time to say that Ms. Perrineau a liar. Continue reading
A former Girls writer has been accused of raping a 17-year-old. And Lena Dunham has suddenly flipped her staunchly feminist script by claiming it’s a dirty lie. You guys, women don’t lie about rape. Unless they accuse one of my friends and then it’s totally been misconstrued, I mean who hasn’t been 17 and woken up with a 34-year-old violating them? It’s like the Brooklyn millennial rite of passage or whatever, I mean, I would NEVER work with a RAPIST. Speaking of which, does anyone have any vagina pebbles for stuffing? That would be another example of “not a rape.” Class dismissed! Sorry, I was just exploring Lena Dunham’s possible mindset. Continue reading
Sorry, I should clarify: a whole lot of women and a couple dudes. For some reason, the men of Hollywood aren’t exactly rushing to pipe up with their thoughts about the recent dump of sexual harassment allegations against Harvey Weinstein. Which I’m sure is just because they dropped their cellphones in the toilet and have no current means of communication, and not because they had been benefiting from doing business with the alleged creepy shower enthusiast. But for now, we’ve got the thoughts from plenty of actresses and a couple actors, including George Clooney.
When you first heard the news that 20-year-old Kylie Jenner is knocked up, how did you react? Did you scream? Did you shudder? Did you e-mail your resume to every Calabasas-based child care agency in hopes you’ll score a lucrative million-dollar contract as one of the nannies who will inevitably raise Kylie’s kid after she gets bored with it? Did you feel extremely triggered. If it’s the last one, you’re probably one of Lena Dunham’s friends.