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This uncovered detail about the music on Girls has the gays screaming

Everything old is new again, including Lena Dunham’s magnum opus Girls, which is regaining popularity as Gen Z finished binge-watching Sex and the City and starts discovering the cringe adventures of Hannah, Marnie, Jessa, and Shosh.

But they’re not the only ones rediscovering the show: Millenials who grew up with the messy, hilariously unhinged HBO comedy just learned a Girls fact that’s making our heads spin around like Reagan in The Exorcist. In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, Allison Williams and Ebon Moss-Bachrach, who played the absurdly toxic musical couple Desi and Marnie on the show, spilled something quite juicy about their in-universe songs.

Apparently Desi and Marnie’s cringe folk ballads were Jack Antonoff cast-offs originally meant for none other than Kelly Clarkson.

This makes perfect sense, seeing as Antonoff and Dunham were dating for the majority of Girls‘ 6-season run. Then there was the Lorde dilemma that possibly ended things and inspired Dunham to create the ultimate cool girl/art brat in Mimi Rose Howard. But that’s a tale for another day.

For now, the gays are crying, screaming, throwing up at this news.

Dunham used her boyfriend to create the ultimate cringe boyfriend art representation on the show, and it just makes so much sense.

Were all Marnie and Desi’s songs written for Clarkson? Was it just that one track? Whose idea was it to do that horrifying “Stronger” cover?

The jury is in: we need a complete oral history of Girls music decisions, stat.

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