Everything You Never Needed to Know About Lena Dunham

Everything You Never Needed to Know About Lena Dunhamavatar

Dunham comes from privilege but had a troubled upbringing

I have accidently seen Lena Dunham naked on some HBO series as I surf the channels looking for something to watch.   After the burning in my eyes ceases, I quickly move on to another channel even if that means having to watch The Wiggles sing “Hands in the Air, Rock-a-Bye-Your Bear” for the gazzilionth time.  Having no interest in Ms. Dunham’s show I find myself involuntarily exposed (pun NOT intended!) to her whining on the internet when she endorses liberal causes, generally with an “in-your-face-I’m-a-star-so-I-know-how-you-should-think” attitude.  One can almost tolerate the bellyaching of her ilk if they come from humble origins.  Naturally, she comes from a background of privilege:

Here is a list of things in Lena Dunham’s life that do not strike Lena Dunham as being unusual: growing up in a $6.25 million Tribeca apartment; attending a selection of elite private schools; renting a home in Hollywood Hills well before having anything quite resembling a job and complaining that the home is insufficiently “chic”; the habitual education of the men in her family at Andover; the services of a string of foreign nannies; being referred to a homework therapist when she refused to do her homework and being referred to a relationship therapist when she fought with her mother; constant visits to homeopathic doctors, and visits to child psychologists three times a week; having a summer home on a lake in Connecticut, and complaining about it; writing a “voice of her generation” memoir in which ordinary life events among members of her generation, such as making student-loan payments or worrying about the rent or health insurance, never come up; making casual trips to Malibu; her grandparents’ having taken seven-week trips to Europe during her mother’s childhood; spending a summer at a camp at which the costs can total almost as much as the median American family’s annual rent; being histrionically miserable at said camp and demanding to be brought home early; demanding to be sent back to the same expensive camp the next year. Pathetic Privilege- The coming of age of Lena Dunham By Kevin D. Williamson National Review 11/3/14

Turns out, according to the National Review article, that Ms. Dunham wrote an autobiography wherein she acknowledges acts of pedophilia upon her own younger sister.  Yuck.  The short story is that Dunham comes from privilege but had what may best be described as an eccentric/troubled upbringing.  If you want to know anything else about Ms. Dunham, just read the National Review article linked above.   In the name of all that is holy, please do not buy her book! (FN- Yes, I am purposely not providing an Amazon link for you to buy her book!) – Grizzly Joe 

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