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Lena Dunham Talks About Her "First Time" in Obama Ad

The actress makes suggestive video supporting the President

By Gisela Crespo
|  Friday, Oct 26, 2012  |  Updated 4:06 PM EDT
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Lena Dunham Talks About Her "First Time" in Obama Ad

Actress Lena Dunham has a new video for the Obama campaign.

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“Girls” creator and actress Lena Dunham talked about her “first time” in a suggestive video for President’s Obama campaign. Her first time voting that is.

The video, released on Thursday by the Obama campaign and called "Your First Time," features the 26-year-old HBO star talking about how the president took her voting virginity.

"Your first time shouldn't be with just anybody. You want to do it with a great guy," she says in the video.

The video riffs on issues including the war in Iraq, health care and gay marriage, with Dunham calling Obama the candidate who “cares about and understands women.”

"My first time voting was amazing. It was this line in the sand," she deadpans. "Before I was a girl. Now I was a woman."

The video has sparked some controversy, with a writer on the conservative site Breitbart.com calling it "astoundingly tasteless".

Foreign Policy noted that the "first time" idea has also been used in another political campaign -- for an ad supporting Russia's Vladimir Putin.

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