“It’s easy to forget someone’s magic when you’ve lived with them for half a decade,” she begins about Antonoff, best known as the leader of Bleachers and a producer for Lorde, St. Vincent and Taylor Swift. “Their refusal to pick up their towels or get more seltzer or clean the hedgehog cage becomes a narrative louder than, ‘They’re changing the world with their passion and skill.'”
Dunham writes that when she needs a reminder of why she fell in love with Antonoff, she googles his 2010 appearance on David Letterman performing with his early band, Steel Train.
“It’s safe to say that before Jack my life was full of far fewer sights,” she continues. “He showed me the importance of making political statements using your public platform. He showed me the joy of collaboration. … I know he does the same for all the artists he produces for, the fans who come to his shows and the recipients of his love. I try and share nicely.”
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