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UPDATE: Lena responded to the backlash, moments after this piece was published. Her tweets are included down below.
Or fodder for an intense conversation about reverse-sexism, inherent racism and whether two incredibly popular feminist voices just set feminism back 50 years.
It's not surprising if the exchange, published Friday on Dunham's Lenny Letter, came off as smug to some. The Girls star's brand of hyper-self-aware comedy and commentary isn't for everyone, and has made her a polarizing figure—if not necessarily in the entertainment industry, where she's widely revered by peers as a bold risk-taker, but in the greater world where her approach isn't appreciated by as many people.
Schumer is a wildly popular comedian, one seemingly beloved by men as much as by women, but she too has her share of critics because...doesn't everybody.
And maybe, if you put them together, you get the kind of overwhelmingly honest conversation that's usually not meant for anyone else to hear. Or a chat embedded with so much irony and sardonic observation that no one who's just reading a transcript could possibly grasp the entirety of what they're saying if they can't hear the inflections.
We're going to guess that the actual interview, "condensed and edited" for the Lenny Letter, was a combination of both, two razor-sharp wits firing away, each bolstered by the other.