If you were curious to see what Peanuts character Lucy van Pelt was doing nowadays, look no further than Lena Dunham.
In preparation for the release of her book Not That Kind of Girl, slated for a Sept. 30 release, the actress released a series of videos on YouTube and cast herself as a psychologist. Free of charge, Dunham dished out advice for dealing with shaky friendships, unfunny girlfriends and sex, since it would be totally weird if she didn't crawl into that territory.
So, slip off your clothes (she would approve) and listen in to 12 pieces of advice straight from #AskLena.
1. On feminism: "A huge part of being a feminist is giving other women the freedom to make choices you might not necessarily make yourself."
2. On body image: "For me, confidence comes from feeling happy with my habits and feeling like I can be proud of my life."
3. On friends: A reader
asks asked if they should stay friends with someone who claims her weekend was ruined because of the reader's dislocated broken knee. Lena's response: "No."
4. On sleeping with bad people: "When you feel a lot of negativity towards yourself, you're almost sexually attracted to people who are going to reflect that back at you. When you learn to love and appreciate those qualities you've tried so hard to repress, suddenly that behavior is not going to be charming to you anymore."