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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

Lena Dunham is Your New Agony Aunt in This 12-Part Web Series

Some free advice: screaming 'vagina' in a chocolate shop is apparently a bad thing.

By Meg Watson
September 24, 2014
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By Meg Watson
September 24, 2014
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In preparation for the release of her super-hyped, internet-breaking personal memoir Not That Kind of Girl, your spirit animal Lena Dunham has created a 12-part web series. Taking the whole 'voice of her generation' thing to its logical conclusion, Dunham poses as an agony aunt for people's personal and relationship problems and dishes out some stellar advice. Namely, don't date garbage men and don't yell 'vagina' in inappropriate public places (at home is obviously fine).

Though Dunham has worked hard to differentiate herself from her on-air persona Hannah Horvath, it's interesting to note the similarities. For all her faults, the narcissistic Girls character is at least a feminist and a thinker. Here's how the two compare:

Takeaway advice: Wear booty shorts and rock on with your bad self.

Takeaway advice: Don't bother counting almonds, love your size and rock it in a romper.

Takeaway advice: Don't waste time with bad friends.

Takeaway advice: Don't fuck garbage people (or something like that).

Takeaway advice: The personal is political. Write about whatever you want.

Takeaway advice: Ask for help. Mental illness is just as serious as any other disease.

Takeaway advice: Bullies are just sad ol' meanies.

Takeaway advice: Eating your own stockings doesn't necessarily lead to lots of orgasms.

Takeaway advice: Sometimes people just aren't right for each other.

Takeaway advice: We're all going to die and Lena Dunham's life is much better than yours.

Takeaway advice: We can all be successful, just make a fatty to-do list and hit that shit hard.

Takeaway advice: Screaming 'vagina' in a chocolate store is apparently a bad thing.

Not That Kind of Girl is released in the US on September 30. Expect overanalysed excerpts on Gawker not long after that.

Published on September 24, 2014 by Meg Watson

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