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Lena Dunham Goes Naked & More: Her Best Moments As ‘SNL’ Host

Sun, March 9, 2014 10:51am EDT by 10 Comments

The star of ‘Girls’ took the legendary ‘Saturday Night Live’ stage for the first time on Mar. 8, and her hosting gig was a total success! Check out our five favorite moments from the episode below.

Since Lena Dunham is such a notable personality and a celeb with a clearly outlined persona, we weren’t exactly sure how she’d take to hosting Saturday Night Live, a gig that requires one to put on many faces. But by the time the Girls star was done, every worry we had was completely destroyed. But a handful of skits from the Mar. 8 episode of SNL specifically stand out.

Lena Dunham: Her Top 5 ‘SNL’ Moments

1. Lena Goes Nude For ‘Girl’

We’ve gotten a little tired of Lena stripping down, but doing it for an Adam and Eve movie was absolutely brilliant. And it was a new, smart way to spoof Girls. We loved Lena as a neurotic feminist Eve (and Shoshanna as a rambling snake), and this made-up movie review quote really sums up how nuanced and clever this sketch was: “The only part that didn’t ring true was when Eve did molly and went to a warehouse party with her gay ex-boyfriend.”

2. Having “The Talk” Over And Over Again

Because Lena is so open about her sexuality, she has a TON of repressed people coming up to her and telling her pretty intimate stuff. Like, “Your breasts look exactly like my sisters,” and “One of [my boyfriend’s] ‘tires’ is weirdly, like, smaller than the other.”


3. Sing It, Gi–

We’ve all been there, belting out a song in our cars until we get cut off by the GPS lady. Though, we are a little confused about why it turned out Lena and company were trying to murder a guy…


4. Liza Minelli + Lena Dunam = Freaking The Funk Out

The only thing that trumps Jay Pharoah‘s Katt Williams impression is Lena tackling Liza Minelli.


5. Girlfriends Talk Show, Version 2.0

We couldn’t get enough of this one. It may have been Lena’s facial expressions, her fabulous braids, or the fact that Jon Hamm (or, Josh Hamm) made a surprise appearance and worried that he was getting entrapped by Chris Harrison from Dateline.


So what was YOUR favorite Lena Dunham moment, HollywoodLifers? Let us know!

— Andrew Gruttadaro

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