Sunday, February 3, 2013

Lena Dunham's 'Creative Nonfiction' (2009) & GIRLS: Schoolgirl Bondage & Middle School Nymphomaniac

Lena Dunham has been referred to as the female Woody Allen as they share a similar sense of humor, and their works are peppered with nympholepsy slash age-gap relationships. 

For example, in Woody's Manhattan (1979), the middle-aged protagonist (Woody) had an affair with a high school student until he (regrettably) left her for an older woman. 

And more recently, Gatsby (Timothée Chalamet) shared in Woody's A Rainy Day in New York (2019):
"Amy was gorgeous and so sexually advanced. Word on Amy was she performed oral sex at a Bar Mitzvah. I think they should make that a part of every Jewish holiday [...] And what a great Hanukkah gift."
Creative Nonfiction (2009)

And here's some dialogue from Dunham's Creative Nonfiction (2009) that she wrote and directed:
“OK, so there's this girl. She's in high school. She's taken up with her English teacher. And he loves her poetry; you know, which is how the whole thing starts. And it's like that whole kinda like, see me after class thing. And he takes her away to this cabin that he has, which is in the country [...] He just kinda makes her sit there [tied to a chair] at a typewriter and write. And you'd think she'd be miserable - obviously. But instead, she's sorta under this, like, spell of creative happiness [...] I find the theft and abuse of minors funny." [Emphasis added]

"I find the theft and abuse of minors funny," is a revealing line, because Dunham shared the following in Not That Kind of Girl her #1 New York Times Bestseller:

When Lena was approximately six-years-old and Grace, her younger, was one, Lena was curious about what Grace's vagina looked like; so, Lena leaned down between Grace's legs: “[...] and carefully spread open her vagina.” (p. 121) And Lena used to bribe Grace “like a sexual predator” for “affection”. For example, Lena gave her younger sister three pieces of candy to “kiss her on the lips for five seconds” and she would let Grace watch whatever she wanted on television if she would “relax” on Lena. (p. 150)

Girls s02e03

On the third episode of season two of Dunham's HBO show Girls, which won a Golden Globe for 'Best Comedy Series', Hannah's (Dunham) roommate (shockingly) suggested that she wear an outfit that was, " [...] inspired by a girl I went to middle school with who fucked both her uncle and her step-dad." 

Lena Dunham, who won the Golden Globe for 'Best lead actress in a comedy or musical series' for Girls, co-wrote that episode and, unsurprisingly, finds humor in a (fictional) middle-school aged nymphet (i.e., between the ages of 10 and 13-years-old) whom "fucked" her uncle and step-dad. #incestfetish

Girls s02e05: Hanna (Lena Dunham) & Joshua (Patrick Wilson)

And on episode five of season of two, the following dialogue takes place between Hanna (Dunham) and Joshua (Patrick Wilson) - a middle-aged married physician. (Hanna met Joshua only minutes earlier in a Brooklyn cafe.):
Hanna: "How old are you? I don't know if it's a rude question." 
Joshua: "I'm 42." 
Hanna: "OK" 
Joshua: "You?"   
Hanna: "24. So we're basically twins I'd say."

Lastly, Dunham's use of the allure of nymphets in her art isn't restricted to her writing. She executed produced HBO Max's genera+ion, which is a teen dramedy that includes teen oral sex, a teen handjob, teen lipstick lesbians and more. Dunham tweeted of genera+ion: "This show is so true, wise, funny and good - so proud to be a part of it." [Emphasis added]

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