I’m all about girl power and women supporting women and blah blah blah, but just give me a brief moment to be a whiny twat about Taylor Swift and Lena Dunham being so enamored with each other. I’m trying to trace the exact root of my feeling of annoyance about this, and I think it’s because both of these women represent a guilty pleasure for me. Lena has Girls, which I try not to even talk about watching in public because I haven’t figured out how I feel about it in private yet, and of course Taylor has a semi-lucrative singing career and maybe one or two of you have heard her music and/or yelled at me in regards to my opinions about her choice of concert garb. But anyway, listening to Taylor Swift music while cleaning my apartment in my underwear and watching Girls are two things I do behind closed doors, away from the prying eye of society and all my judgy friends. That’s just how I want to do things. That’s where I’m comfortable. They’re two separate guilty pleasures and never the twain shall meet. UNTIL NOW. Here’s Taylor talking about the moment she found out that Lena likes her music:
“Lena Dunham is this girl who is so incredibly talented. She’s a writer, director and actress who stars in this show called Girls on HBO. And it’s — my friends and I — it’s our favorite show. And I’ve always been really blown away by how she’s so young — she’s in her mid-twenties — and she does all these things. She creates so much. When I found out that she listens to my music, it absolutely floored me. It made my day, honestly.”
No! Stop enmeshing yourselves in each others’ lives! I need you separate, so my brain doesn’t explode! Lena, you’re supposed to be cool and edgy enough that you don’t admit you listen to pop music, and Taylor you’re supposed to be pure of heart enough that you wouldn’t even understand what they’re talking about on Girls! This is terrible! I feel like two of my secret boyfriends just met each other and started a casual bromance. I’m not okay with this, dudes. Not okay.
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