Actress Lena Dunham would ‘kill herself’ if she were a man

Actress Lena Dunham would ‘kill herself’ if she were a man
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Lena Dunham, creator of “Girls,” is very glad to be, well, a girl.

At the New York Women in Communications organization’s annual Matrix Awards luncheon on Monday, she revealed her true feelings during a game of “Plead the Fifth” with host Andy Cohen and the crème of media executives and influencers onstage. For the game, participants may choose not to answer some provocative questions. (A sample: “Which of your clients is the biggest PR nightmare?”) Dunham took no such easy route when Cohen asked what she would do if she woke up one day as a man.

“Kill myself,” she replied, laughing.

Actor and activist Gloria Steinem later introduced Dunham onstage with a reminder that the writer-director-producer’s response was completely in character.

“[Dunham] is deeply political, because she knows that life itself is political,” Steinem said. After taking the stage herself, the honoree clarified her comment from “when Andy Cohen went around the table and scared the living shit out of us” in lieu of a prepared speech.

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