Lena Dunham Talks About OCD, Being The Voice Of A Generation In Her Rolling Stone Interview

Lena Dunham is everywhere right now. So, it’s no surprise that she will be gracing the cover of the March issue of Rolling Stone. In the interview with Brian Hiatt, the “Girls” creator talks about her struggles with anxiety and OCD, her childhood fear of sex, her intravenous vitamin drips and her reaction to criticism about the show’s lack of diversity. I was able to dig up a few quotes from the piece before it drops. If these quotes are any indication, the interview should prove to be a provocative one. Check them out after the jump.

On being the “voice of a generation:”

“It’s funny to me that I’m writing a show that people consider to be the voice of twentysomething people … Because I don’t feel that connected to it all the time … I’ll sleep late, and say, ‘This is disgusting, I’m an adult woman.’ Then I realize a lot of 26-year-olds go out and get hung over … Some of my anxieties might be solved by a better awareness of what’s actually befalling this planet and what makes everything run and what’s come before us … But it overwhelms me too much. It makes me want to take a nap. And in that respect, I really relate to people in my generation.”

On her OCD/ number 8 obsession:

 “I remember saying to my mom when I was little, ‘I just had to imagine having sex with you eight times’ … and she really took it in stride! She was like, ‘Well, it’s your imagination; it didn’t really happen.'”

On rapper Shyne’s Judaism:

“I know this is not something that I’m supposed to say given the criticisms I’ve received, but when, like, black people convert to Judaism, it slays me. ‘Cause why would you ever choose to be Jewish? I would not be Jewish if I had not been born Jewish. I can’t get away from it now.”

On wearing high heels:

“It’s like, if you have to take all of these things off, just don’t wear them!”

[The Atlantic]
[Rolling Stone]