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Lena Dunham Stars in Obama Ad about Her ‘First Time’

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Lena Dunham is no stranger to controversy, and — unsurprisingly — her latest role in an ad for the Obama campaign has critics divided.

Dunham, the 26-year-old creator and star of HBO’s much discussed series Girls, works her wit in a minute-long video in which she discusses her “first time.” Her first time voting, that is.

“Your first time shouldn’t be with just anyone,” Dunham says in mock earnestness to the camera. “You want to do it with a great guy.”

In the extended metaphor, Dunham urges viewers to “do it” with “someone who really cares about and understands women.” Even after revealing the ad’s double entendre, Dunham continues to draw the comparison between casting your first ballot and losing your virginity. She describes her first time voting as “amazing” and says it was the “line in the sand” that transformed her from a girl to a woman.

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