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“My girl’s a fighter”: Watch Lena Dunham rap for Hillary Clinton in hilarious parody video

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Lena Dunham has been a passionate supporter of Hillary Clinton throughout the US presidential election, and now with just days to go before the Free World crowns its new leader, the Girls star has launched a last-ditch effort to help Clinton secure the Oval Office.

Of course, that’s not all that’s going on with Sensual Pantsuit Anthem; Dunham’s new politically charged Pro-Hillary rap video.

Filmed for Funny or Die, Dunham wrote the rap, starred in the video and recruited US radio presenter Charlamagne tha God, plus Tony-winning The Color Purple star Cynthia Erivo, to star in it alongside her.

She did all this because as well as shouting about Hillary Clinton, Dunham also wanted to offer up a commentary on the debatable effectiveness of celebrity public endorsements.

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In an election that has seen both Madonna and Katy Perry strip naked while campaigning for votes, with the former also offering sexual favours in exchange for Clinton support during her Madison Square Garden concert, Dunham is keen to discuss the way in which celebrities offer their support.

The video then, is both an anthem for Hillary and a spoof of celebrity PSAs (public service announcements), which sees Dunham strip to her ‘sensual pantsuit’ to the dismay of her video co-stars—all while issuing her very own, perhaps ironic, celebrity PSA.


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Discussing Sensual Pantsuit Anthem with Vulture, Dunham says: “Some of these PSAs are well meaning and they come from a place of deeply not wanting Donald Trump to be president, but they don't quite work.

“I feel like it's really important to unify and to not think your celebrity voice is going to do the job all on its own. This is in some way a commentary on that.”

 

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The plug for Hillary and her many qualifications which equip her for the presidency, however, is something that Dunham hopes to keep as the focal point of the video.

“It was [filmed] right after Girls wrapped, and I felt like the election was being kidnapped by such dark rhetoric. So, I wanted to bring humor to it, in which you don't even say Trump's name. It's just about how f*****g qualified [Hillary]  is” she says.


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“I don't know if you've read that Medium story that was like, 'Bitch, do you know who I am? I'm Hillary Clinton.' It’s like, are you people f*****g joking? We have this woman in front of us, we have the chance to worship her, and this is what we're doing and this is what our new cycle contains.

“I wanted to bring some levity, some enjoyment, some pleasure to it, because, frankly, there was so much that was getting me down.”

Watch the full Sensual Pantsuit Anthem below:

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