Taylor Swift's '1989' Is 'Fierce and Funny,' Says BFF Lena Dunham

Taylor Swift: 1989, 2014.
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Taylor Swift: 1989, 2014.

Lena Dunham is a Swiftie to the end. The Girls creator recently opened up about her fandom for her bestie, Taylor Swift, just as the singer celebrates her new album, 1989.

"I've been obsessed with Taylor Swift since her first song," she told BBC Radio 6 Music, NME reports. "'Teardrops On My Guitar' was the first one I became familiar with, but I think she's been a fully formed creative voice since she was 15 and really does sing my story."

In fact, Dunham longed to be pals with the chart-topping singer way before they actually started hanging out with one another.

She continued, "I've loved her from the beginning and I would always tell all my friends that I really think if Taylor Swift and I met we would be really good friends, we're both mining our personal lives. I used to tell my friends, 'Oh if we met...' and they'd be like, 'Shut up. You and Taylor Swift don't have anything in common, she does not care what you have to say.' Lo and behold we met and we're really good friends! So, I was not lying. But I did insidiously worm my way into her life."

These days, Dunham and Swift aren't just pals. Swift also worked with Dunham's boyfriend, Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff, on her just-released new album. So it should probably come as no surprise that the writer/actress is a big fan of 1989, which dropped on Oct. 27.

"It's the most fully formed, most complex work yet," she said. "It's full of fascinating subliminal messages and it's really fierce and funny and sexy and I can't get enough of it."

Earlier this week, Dunham tweeted out her 140-word review the album, which may sell 1.25 million copies in its first week. She wrote, "My favorite songs on #1989 are This Love, Blank Space, Out of the Woods and also every single song."


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