"If I never see another f---ing person in a cool sack dress with their baby again ..."
Lena Dunham is leaving behind the hipster culture of Brooklyn for a new life in... downtown Manhattan.
Dunham, the 32-year-old actress, writer, and creator of HBO's "Girls," recently put her three-bedroom spot in Williamsburg on the market for $3 million. Last week she told The Cut that she expects the move to the posh West Village to liberate her from the pressures of her uber-trendy peers.
“Now I’m like, Thank you, Lord. I’m back amongst my tribe, which is like old people puttering around the health-food store. If I never see another f---ing person in a cool sack dress with their baby again …” she said. “I just wanna live around old people who are not reminding me every day of my infertility and loneliness.”
While Dunham is only moving across the river ― and from one elite cultural enclave to an even more rarified one ― she framed the shift as personally significant, explaining that her "whole identity was, like, Brooklyn."
Dunham has long been both praised and criticized as a symbol of millennial culture, including its alleged deracination and oversharing.