Emily Gould is Sorry for Upsetting Lena Dunham or Mailer and Vidal Did It Better

Writer Emily Gould has upset Brooklyn Heights resident Lena Dunham. Apparently the author of the new book Friendship has been using an anecdote about the “Girls” star and her boyfriend/rock star Jack Antonoff engaging in “PDA” at a party here recently. This resulted in Dunham reportedly (and rightly) direct messaging the author saying “you fully suck”.

Gould now says she’s sorry.

Huffington Post: “I really wish that none of it had ever happened,” she told HuffPost Live’s Ricky Camilleri. “I’m a big fan of hers. I really am and I always have been. It was really disappointing to me that she felt like, because I had been outspoken in interviews about being jealous of her, she felt like she couldn’t support my book. I feel really hurt by it.”

The anecdote in question detailed the 28-year-old Dunham engaging in “elaborate PDA” with her musician boyfriend, Jack Antonoff. While Gould admitted that if she was in her shoes, she may not’ve “behaved any differently,” she still hoped for more from the actress.

Silly Millennials! This is hardly a good show biz feud. Take it from the masters Gore Vidal and Brooklyn Heights legend Norman Mailer. Ladies, this is how it’s done:

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  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com ClaudeScales

    I’ll confess, at first I thought Janet Flanner was Gore Vidal in drag: Myron showing his Myra side.

  • Reggie

    You can’t really compare the two clips, since Gould and Dunham aren’t in the same room. Mailer is an ass but he is a provocateur, that special class of ass that he chose to be. Vidal doesn’t seem to have the stomach for a fight. My card gives the TKO to Cavett.

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com ClaudeScales

    One of the best graffiti I ever saw was on the wall of the men’s room at the Lion’s Head, the legendary, unfortunately now deceased, Village literary bar: “God made Shakespeare, then broke the mold. God broke the mold, then made Jacqueline Susann. MAILER will advise God what molds he’s trying on.”

  • Reggie

    Wonderful! Thank you Claude. I too am old enough to have bent elbows in the Lion’s Head.