Lena Dunham is in Playboy! No, not like that, and you know where to find her boobs if that's what you're after. Dunham gets the magazine's SFW "20 Questions" treatment. It's a fairly typical Q&A about Dunham's dating life (believer in true love), feminism (not a dirty word), and suitors (clueless Girls extras), until Playboy throws this curveball:
"If you woke up tomorrow in the body of a Victoria's Secret model, what would you do for the rest of the day?"
As if not looking like a Victoria's Secret model were the defining characteristic of Dunham's (my, your, our) life, and the source of the anguish she can only express through premium cable. Or as if Dunham couldn't already to do the things Victoria's Secret models do every day, like go to the gym, drink juice, tweet, and have their photos taken. In response, Dunham gracefully took the hyperliteral route.
"I'd be really disoriented and wonder what had happened in the night."
She went on to pay a generous amount of lip service to the mythical plight of the pretty girl — that beautiful women's lives are actually way hard because they can't trust anyone's intentions.
"I don’t think I’d like it very much. There would be all kinds of weird challenges to deal with that I don’t have to deal with now. I don’t want to go through life wondering if people are talking to me because I have a big rack. Not being the babest person in the world creates a nice barrier. The people who talk to you are the people who are interested in you. It must be a big burden in some ways to look that way and be in public. That said, I probably would want to see if I could get free food at restaurants. Then I’d call a doctor and see if she could return me to my former situation."
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