Oct. 26, 2012 at 8:50 AM ET
Lena Dunham remembers her first time. Voting, that is. The "Girls"creator and star is encouraging young females to get out to the polls and vote for "a great guy."
"Your first time shouldn't be with just anybody," she says, before listing various qualities that ladies should look for in their ideal candidate. Among them: "someone who really cares about and understands women," "a guy who cares whether you get health insurance and specifically whether you get birth control -- the consequences are huge," and someone who believes that same sex couples should be able to have "beautiful, complicated weddings like the kinds we see on Bravo and TLC all the time."
"Think about how you want to spend those four years," she challenges. "In college-age time, that's 150 years."
At the end of the one-minute ad, Dunham recalls coming of age during her first time at the polls, where she voted for Barack Obama.
The outspoken, politically liberal Dunham drew criticism this week for joking with Mindy Kaling and B.J. Novak about dressing for Halloween as the Canadian couple convicted of murder and rape in the '90s.
"You guys go as killer Canadian couple Paul Bernado and Karla Homolka. I'll be her sister they murdered. Scariest!" she posted in a tweet that has since been removed.
Dunham addressed her campaign video on Twitter Thursday, writing, "My first time was with @BarackObama -- I highly recommend you do the same."
She added, "The video may be light but the message is serious: vote for women's rights."