News broke this week of Girls creator and star Lena Dunham landing a book deal with Random House to the tune of a measly $3.5 million. Chump change, or as I like to say, “A fuck ton of Americanos.”
As someone shot from the coot a mere two months after this woman, I’d give the left testicle I do not possess to have garnered the level of hilariously, irreverent notoriety she has by this point in my life. Sure there’s a lot of buzz concerning the figure at play and, naturally, her ‘age’ and ‘nepotism’, but if you’re familiar with any of her work, you’ll know that this woman is not without talent. Let us also not forget that she started out at as a writer. Poor thing just happened to fall victim to The Hollywood Effect where, in order to make a name for yourself, you should
probably definitely dabble in areas that are loosely related to the avenue in which you want to be most successful. You know, like a gourmet chef, while no stranger to delivering exquisite fare, being told, “that that’s all well and good, but can you farm as well?”
The proposed publication would be a compilation of essays touching on some of the very bullshit Lena is facing in the wake of the book deal news. One of the most touted of the essays is the one in which Lena divulges some of the inappropriate ways she has been treated in her professional life based solely on her age and her gender. That’s something that is not regularly portrayed using humor and intellect, but a topic to which many can relate. It can’t be all bad, can it?
Before we jam the wad of our underpants any further up our asses, can I stop right here and remind everyone about how four members of the cast of The Jersey Shore are published? Uh huh. I know. I! KNOW!
I want to know the thoughts in your pretty, little brains on this one. Beyond the Benjamins and the bullshit, how do we think the book will do?