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Lena Dunham Helps a Guy Sell His Couch on Craigslist

Lena Dunam Is Also the New Queen of Social Media

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According to Vogue, Lena Dunham is "the new queen of comedy," and we can't help but notice that her Twitter account reigns supreme, too. In December, Lena told Salon about her Twitter habits, opening up about the fact that it's sometimes challenging to juggle social media among all her other responsibilities. "I'm a writer, and sort of an actor, and a director," she said, "but I'm also supposed to be able to pose for photos and have an amazing Twitter that doesn't offend anybody." Well, her Twitter feed is pretty amazing, and it made headlines this week when she used it to help a stranger sell a couch. Yes, a couch.

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On Tuesday, a Brooklyn resident named Mickey Dwyer listed a couch on Craigslist, calling it "basically the Lena Dunham of couches." With a picture of Lena photoshopped beside his couch, Mickey's listing managed to sound an awful lot like Girls' Hannah Horvath.

Selling a classy beautiful sexy REAL and relatable couch that's comfortable. This is basically the Lena Dunham of couches. This is a couch I don't know why everything needs a label like we're fruit or something and you just have to pick them off or sometimes you swallow them and don't even notice.

Is it OKAY for us to talk about a regular and normal couch being sexy? Can we recognize that?

It's a real couch being a real couch and we don't see much of that in living rooms. Finally, a couch that is just like a couch you know or grew up with but it's new and it's okay for this couch to be pretty and sexual and everyone doesn't have to freak out about it. I think that couches get stuck in a vortex of comfort vs. sexuality and it's all And we need to get over it.

$200 it's yours. Got it Macy's for over $800 less than two years ago.


After posting his couch on Craigslist, Mickey tweeted at Lena asking for help — and she obliged by retweeting his request.

It marked the latest in a series of buzzed-about tweets from Lena, who also found herself in a silly Twitter feud with Shia LaBeouf in early January, plus at the center of a Photoshop-related Vogue cover controversy just last week. In any case, the star's proving that — time-crunched or not — she still manages to be hilarious in 140 characters or fewer on an almost-everyday basis. Check out some of Lena's must-see tweets since the start of 2014.

Following Shia's strange skywriting apology for plagiarism, Lena took to Twitter to joke about the situation, saying, "Vaguely recognized Shia Labeouf's latest twitter apology and realized it was MINE! Touché, Louis Stevens."

Lena, she's just like us! As in, a total Kerry Washington fangirl.

She wasn't immune to Juan Pablo's charms, either. (But that changed after his controversial comments.)

A very important question, which we're guessing is probably in reference to Leonardo DiCaprio's epic scene in The Wolf of Wall Street.

We're officially jealous of Lena's magic pen pal.

We can't say we haven't been there, Lena.

After a reward was offered in exchange for Lena's untouched Vogue cover-shoot photos, the star encouraged people to shift their focus.

FYI, Lamby is her dog.

And last but not least, Lena hit the nail on the head when she tweeted about everyone's Jared Leto crush.

Source: HBO

Bottom line: Lena just gets it. And if you need to sell some furniture, well, you know what to do.

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