“The first time shouldn’t be with just anybody. You want to do it with a great guy,” Lena Dunham says about her first time in the ballot booth.
Yes, that’s right, get your heads out of the gutter, Lena is talking about losing her virginity in the voter booth in a quirky and subtly suggestive ad for President Obama’s campaign.
“You want to do it with a guy who brought the troops out of Iraq. You don’t want a guy who says, ‘Oh hey, I’m at the library studying,’ when really he’s out NOT signing the Lilly Ledbetter act.” Referring to an equal pay bill signed into law by President Obama. Mitt Romney who has said he would not repeal the law, has also declined to say he would have signed it himself.
“My first time voting was amazing. It was this line in the sand – before I was a girl, now I was a woman,” Lena jokes in a mock-suggestive tone. The Girls actress then describes going to the polling station where she, “pulled back the curtain” to vote for the first time.
“Think about how you want to spend those four years,” Dunham tells viewers. “In college age time, that’s 150 years.” Saying “I voted for Barack Obama,” she concludes with a smile. The ad – paid for by Obama’s campaign – also includes a caption that reads “Your first time? Get started here,” with a link to the Obama website.
Although the ad has garnered some negative reviews, celebrities like The Vampire Diaries actress Nina Dobrev are tweeting their support, “My favourite chick strikes gold again! Brilliant.”
What do you think? Is the ad offensive or a light hearted way to get in touch with young voters? Watch below!