Yesterday afternoon, Joan Rivers tweeted that Lena Dunham's SNL-hosting debut might mark the first time the writer-director appeared onscreen with her clothes on. (Still got it, Joan!) The legendary comedian may have missed the point, though. Dunham's proclivity for nudity on Girls, the TV show she created, is certainly notable, and it did not escape the attention of SNL's writers. (In multiple sketches, nonetheless.) What's far more interesting, however, is that at age 24 Dunham created a TV show, and is either the voice of her generation, the person most closely associated with it, or a harbinger of the fact that everyone from her generation helps comprises the voice of that generation. In any case, this second aspect is what last night's episode focused on, mostly to positive effect. All that was missing was Tina Fey's Albanian Girls character, Blerta, who sadly did not make an appearance.
Lena Dunham Might Be the Host of Her Generation
Or, at least, a host of her generation.