One of the biggest criticisms of Hillary Clinton is that she seems very calculated and rehearsed, like Marnie from Girls. With Bernie Sanders getting popular among the youths, Hillary sat down with Lena Dunham, "a voice of a generation," to reach said generation. In the inaugural issue of Lena's feminist newsletter, Lenny Letter, she interviews Hillary, who is trying really hard to make it seem like she isn't trying really hard.
Here are the highlights of the interview that make Hillary seem chill, and even touches on Netflix and Chill:
Hillary: Here, we were having a rally, as I recall, to do away with limited visiting hours by men. Yeah. Curfews and visiting hours by men. That was what this was about. And you can see the crowd that it drew! These were people who really knew what they wanted. We were vigorously contesting the administration that wanted to keep doing things the way they had done them for a hundred years.
You gotta fight for your right to party!
Hillary: I don’t trust anybody who says that they didn’t have some questions in their 20s. That’s a period of such exploration and often torment in people’s lives. And so, when I graduated from college, I had made the decision I was going to go to law school, but it was a hard decision. I wasn’t quite sure that was exactly the right thing to do, but I thought I would give it a try.
Hannah also tried grad school.
Hillary: I was terrified about losing my identity and getting lost in the wake of Bill’s force-of-nature personality. I actually turned him down twice when he asked me to marry him.
That was a large part of the ambivalence and the worry that I wouldn’t necessarily know who I was or what I could do if I got married to someone who was going to chart a path that he was incredibly clear about. My ideas were much more inchoate. I wasn’t sure how to best harness my energies. So I was searching.
Reading Hillary talk about her post-college angst and her struggles in her 20s is the best episode of Girls yet.