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Did Pervert @LenaDunham Make Her Younger Sister Grace a Lesbian?

Posted on | October 29, 2014 | 65 Comments


Kevin Williamson (@KevinNR) is a masterful journalist who knows a thing or two about effective storytelling. Sometimes, as a writer, you don’t want to be the one to connect the dots. Just say, “Oh, look, here’s a dot and there is another dot,” and let your readers form their own conclusions. And so, having undertaken to read Lena Dunham’s latest autobiographical opus — taking a bullet for the team there, Kev — Williamson describes Dunham’s depraved childhood habits:

Her father, Carroll Dunham, is a painter noted for his primitive brand of highbrow pornography, his canvases anchored by puffy neon-pink labia; her photographer mother filled the family home with nude pictures of herself, “legs spread defiantly.” Self-styled radicals from old money, they were not the sort of people inclined to enforce even the most lax of boundaries. And they were, in their daughter’s telling, enablers of some very disturbing behavior that would be considered child abuse in many jurisdictions — Lena Dunham’s sexual abuse, specifically, of her younger sister, Grace, the sort of thing that gets children taken away from non-millionaire families without Andover pedigrees and Manhattanite social connections. Dunham writes of casually masturbating while in bed next to her younger sister, of bribing her with “three pieces of candy if I could kiss her on the lips for five seconds . . . anything a sexual predator might do to woo a small suburban girl I was trying.” At one point, when her sister is a toddler, Lena Dunham pries open her vagina — “my curiosity got the best of me,” she offers, as though that were an explanation. “This was within the spectrum of things I did.”

That occurs in part one of the story, and then you read through part two of the story, until you get to part three of the story:

She sneers at “girls with boyfriends who looked like lesbians,” at a man guilty of “dressing vaguely like a middle-aged lesbian,” etc. “Lesbian” is Dunham’s shorthand for “awful.” On Girls, one of the characters scoffs that “dates are for lesbians,” and Dunham describes a childhood fear that she would become “the militant lesbian leader of a motorcycle gang,” but she also describes herself as “being in possession of a gay sister,” which fact she wields like a get-out-of-women’s-prison-free card against accusations of homophobia . . .

Notice the artfulness that Kevin Williamson has employed here: Early in the story, we learn that the degenerate young Dunham molested her sister as a child. Then, after reading several hundred more words, we are reminded, “Oh, by the way, that little girl Lena molested? She grew up to be a homosexual.” There is no need for Williamson even to suggest a correlation between these two facts. Anyone who has studied developmental psychology understands it.

Lena Dunham: Voice of a Perverted Generation!




65 Responses to “Did Pervert @LenaDunham Make Her Younger Sister Grace a Lesbian?”

  1. Guest
    October 30th, 2014 @ 4:11 pm

    Superb article which encapsulates many of the reasons why I think Lena Dunham is a piece of shit.

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  3. Mike G.
    October 30th, 2014 @ 4:28 pm

    I think in the article, Dunham said she was 17 when she did this deviant act to her sister, but I could be wrong.

  4. Mike G.
    October 30th, 2014 @ 4:29 pm

    Ooops, should have read more comments…she was 7ish.

  5. K-Bob
    October 30th, 2014 @ 6:21 pm

    Seems a bit old for having a new baby sister. I’m not gonna read anymore about it though. Too creepy. I’ll wait for you lot to sort it out.

  6. Nate Whilk
    October 31st, 2014 @ 3:14 am

    ” Lena Dunham’s sexual abuse, specifically, of her younger sister, Grace”

    She isn’t a Catholic priest, or even a man, so it’s okay.

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    November 1st, 2014 @ 12:25 am

    And are now TSA agents.

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  9. LN_Smithee
    November 2nd, 2014 @ 11:13 am

    After reading Williamson’s fine article people might want to take a peek into Dunham’s father’s obsessions (or not) by googling Carroll Dunham images.

    Sort of explains, well, everything really.


    I just did. And honest to God, it makes me genuinely sad.

    Like a lot of people (delightfully more than I expected), I’ve been piling on Lena Dunham for the past 18 hours or so on Twitter. After looking at what she’s been subjected to by Lena’s parents, I can’t say that I’m shocked by her behavior and depravity anymore. This is what the kid had drilled into her brain. But more than that, I have seen more talented illustrators’ work on bathroom walls, which, by the way, is where his stuff should be, to be smeared or wiped away by night janitors.

    It also makes me feel like a sucker. In my youth, I liked to draw. A lot. I gained a reputation as a pretty good illustrator. But as I grew older, and met other talented artists, I felt like I was a fraud trying to pretend that I was good enough to make a living at it. Little did I know that there were metropolises where I could be feted by aristocrats with monstrous amounts of disposable income willing to view and purchase any scrawlings I might have created showing oversized pee-pees and hoo-has, or guns inserted where the sun don’t shine.

    When you see people like Carroll Dunham called a success, it makes you seriously consider whether the money you get for pulling a scam on rich people is an effective painkiller to deal with the gaping hole where your integrity used to be.

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  11. DeadMessenger
    November 3rd, 2014 @ 2:38 am

    Excellent point. I wanted to be an artist myself. My friends and family constantly rag on me for “wasting my talent”. But that integrity thing…it’s as you say. So I’m a mathematician, because there’s so few math scams out there, LOL.

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  14. cloud_buster
    November 4th, 2014 @ 4:40 am

    A lot of people are pointing out Carroll Dunham’s disturbing art, but the work of her mother, Laurie Simmons is equally disturbing, if more subtle (and probably more insidious for being more subtle).

  15. LN_Smithee
    November 4th, 2014 @ 7:07 pm

    Note that among the things she was doing when letting her lil sis sleep next to her (when she didn’t have her hand in her underwear) was “reading Anne Sexton.” Anne Sexton was one of those angst-ridden poets whose extensive writings about her unhappiness speaks to people like Mr. & Mrs. Dunham. After Sexton’s suicide, her biographer was given access to privileged conversations with her shrink.

    Anne was sexually abusive of her daughter.