I’m not sure if you knew this—I certainly didn’t—but apparently in this part of the Bible called Romans I, you can learn that when “God turns a people loose the first sins they embrace are the sexual lusts of the flesh.” Scary. I guess? Anyway. The only reason that I know about Romans I and the horrors of sexual lust and our imminent fiery demise is because Lena Dunham made a video endorsing Barack Obama and encouraging people to vote. And this video has made a lot of conservatives very, very unhappy. So unhappy that some of them, like conservative writer and radio host Erick Erickson, tweeted that “what’s worse than the Obama ad is that some people really do like it. We really do live in a fallen, depraved world destined for the fire.” Destined for the fire? That sounds so dramatic. And hot. But what could be so bad about this Obama ad starring Lena Dunham that it would have people up in arms? Well, sex. In her endorsement, Lena Dunham makes some coy allusions to virginity. So, obviously this means that the sexpocalypse is coming.
And now we’re all falling into a burning ring of fire.
Dunham—who is, of course, no stranger to Internet outrage—released this video in conjunction with the Obama campaign and talks about what is was like for her, the first time she voted. Does Dunham say how important it is that the first time be special? Yes. Does Dunham comment that her first time voting was what made her a woman? Sure. Is all of this amusing and charming and only blush-inducing if you are a 10-year-old girl, in which case, why are you watching this, you can’t vote anyway? Also, yes.