04/27/2012 12:00 pm ET

Why Lena Dunham's Body Matters (And Why It's Ridiculous That It Does)

Thanks to the social-life-suck known as grad school, I'm a bit behind on all relevant cultural phenomena. I have yet to watch an entire episode of The Pauly D Project, for instance, and for that I am ashamed.

But because the end of the semester looms near and my motivation has officially plummeted off a cliff, I've given myself permission to catch up on the good things in life, i.e. TV shows and movies. And my first stop on the Anti-Education-Pop-Culture-Catch-Up-Express was Lena Dunham-ville.

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