Lena Dunham has struck up a friendship with Taylor Swift over Twitter.com.

The actress/writer used the social networking site to express her love for the chart-topping singer, although she admits her followers criticized her for liking Swift's pop music.

Dunham tells V magazine, "We have D.M.'ed (direct messaged). I'm a really big fan. She started following me, and here's how you find out Taylor Swift is following you you start hearing from all the insane Taylor Swift fans that are like, 'If Taylor Swift loves you I love you.'

"So I sent her a message. I was like, 'I just want to let you know that your albums have gotten me through a lot of very hard times.'

"When I tweeted that her new album was amazing, every one of my Twitter followers was like, 'I so hope that you're joking.' But I have no interest in liking anything ironically.

"If I wanted to be ironic, I'd grow a mustache".