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Lena Dunham’s Obama ad makes waves

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Your first time should be "amazing." That's what "Girls" creator Lena Dunham has to say to virgin -- voters.

In her controversial new Obama ad, "Your First Time," the actress who mocked herself as "a voice for a generation" in her show, has some advice for the first-time voter: When the time comes… to vote, it's "super uncool" to say you weren't ready.

Dunham says in her monologue, sounding very much like her twenty-something, relationship-obsessed TV show character,

Your first time shouldn't be with just anybody. You want to do it with a great guy…Someone who cares about and understands women. A guy who cares about whether you get health care insurance, specifically, whether you get birth control.

The consequences are huge. You want to do it with a guy who brought the troops out of Iraq. You don't want a guy who says, 'Oh hey, I'm at the library studying,' when really he's out not signing the Lilly Ledbetter Act.

Not everyone was so taken with the sex joke in the ad. The Right Scoop called the ad "Disgusting."

John Nolte, an editor at Breitbart agreed, accusing the Obama campaign as seeing young women as "helpless and sex-obsessed."

Clearly, the ad is targeting a specific audience, and most likely that group is not right-wing bloggers. But with over 275,000 views on YouTube, Dunham's message seems to be resonating.

As the HBO show creator sums up the situation, "My first time voting was amazing. It was this line in the sand. Before I was a girl, then I was a woman."

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