Lena Dunham stopped by the Ellen DeGeneres Show today to promote her new biography “Not That Kind of Girl.” The actress and author shared a few snippets from her book, including bits about celibacy and losing her viriginity in college being a little bit of a let down!
The “Girls” star decided at age 9 that she wanted to be celibate until after high school. She wrote her promise to herself on a piece of paper and ate it. “Because that’s how I thought you officially sealed contracts. I thought that’s basically what adults did if they were buying real estate, getting a divorce, you eat the paper.”
Lena then thought her will power wouldn’t be that strong and wrote up a contract and asked her mom to sign it. Her mom refused, saying that Lena might not be able to stick to that kind of a promise and didn’t want her to be disappointed in herself. “My mom was like ‘you just never know what’s gonna happen. I don’t want you to sign a contract you can’t keep. So, I’m not gonna sign the contract.’ I think it was very enlightened of her. And it turns out I didn’t need a contract.”
Lena kept her virginity until college and shared that she had a HARD TIME finding someone to help her lose it when she finally decided she was ready. “I think I thought that it was gonna be pretty easy to find a guy who was interested in divesting me of this. It turned out to be a real wild goose chase.” She shares the story of her attempts to lose it in her book.
Lena confesses that she had high hopes for the big event, but it was NOTHING like she saw on TV. “And when it finally happened, I was comparing it to 90210 David and Donna. Flower petals, candles. I did not have my Donna and David moment.” She laughed, “I remember thinking I’d wake up and look in the mirror and have these puffy lips and this really long hair. I thought there was going to be some magical transformation.”
Have you picked up a copy of Lena’s new book yet? Are you planning to check it out?
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