Lena Dunham Supports Hillary Clinton With Rap Music Video
With election day soon upon us, many celebrities are showing their support for their favorite candidates and urging Americans to vote. Lena Dunham, who has made no secret about her disdain for Donald Trump, endorsed Hillary Clinton in a new rap music video.
The Girls creator, a longtime Clinton supporter, appeared in the new Funny or Die video released Thursday, where she tests out her rapping skills. As Dunham has never been one to shy away from political activism, she has spent months showing her support for the Democratic nominee.
In the three-minute clip, called “Sensual Pantsuit Anthem,” the 30-year-old actress stars alongside Cynthia Erivo and Charlamagne the God, wearing a red pantsuit and rapping about her appreciation for Clinton, who she calls “the nation’s baddest grandmother.” She goes on to compliment Clinton’s accomplishments against inequality and sexism. “She’s been a lawyer, First Lady, senator plus a mom,” adding, “My girl’s a writer, progressive free fighter.”
Written by Dunham, the lyrics capture her sentiments: “I get upset when people say that Hillary needs to smile,” she sings. “She’s a strong ass f—ing person / Couldn’t even walk a mile in the heels of this woman / Had to fight her life defending everything she does to the left and to the right.”
Dunham eventually strips off her clothes to reveal a more “sensual pantsuit,” making the song all about herself. “You’ve got to show your whole body. Everything that you’ve got for the candidate you love,” she raps.
The video concludes with Charlamagne reminding everyone to vote on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
“I’m like a crazed Hillary Clinton fan, and wondered what it would be like if I took this character one step further to the most delusional Hillary Clinton fan,” Dunham told Vulture in a recent interview. “She’s MC Pantsuit and wears a sensual pantsuit. I liked the idea of a well-meaning, ridiculous white girl who thinks she’s helping the election by exposing her body and writing thoughtless rap music.”
On Monday, Dunham dressed up as a cat for Halloween, with hands fastened to her body calling herself a ‘grabbed p***y’, mocking Trump’s 2005 lewd comments on the now-infamous Access Hollywood tape.