Lena Dunham found out the hard way that dressing up as Louis C.K. for a Halloween party isn’t the way to make friends, as she recounts in the latest issue of Lenny, the newsletter she co-founded with Jenni Konner.
In the issue, Dunham goes through various Halloween costumes she’s worn over the years — mermaid, secretary, “fancy lady” — and concludes with a story about her attempt to emulate C.K. at a party she went to during her “first year in the ‘film industry.'”
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“It was full of male comedy writers, a subgroup I no longer get quite so hot and bothered by, but at the time, I considered them the height of marriage goals,” she writes. “I thought my Louis costume would immediately establish me as cool, fun, and in on the joke. Plus, this was Hollywood — wasn’t everyone too sophisticated to fall for yet another sexy cat??”
Dunham goes on to talk about how one of those sexy cats later came up to her and complimented her on going all-out on the costume by putting padding around her middle. ” ‘That’s my real body,’ ” Dunham whispered to the sexy cat. “And with that, I removed my bald cap and headed home.”
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