VIDEO: Gaby Dunn Is Virginia Woolf’s Personal Assistant

The internet is stuffed with videos everyone’s always telling you to stop what you’re doing and watch, and some of them are fine and a few of them are really funny and very occasionally one of them is literally perfect. This video is that last thing. In only 2 minutes and 51 seconds, Gaby Dunn relays the full experience of being Virgina Woolf’s personal assistant. I don’t want to tell you anything about the video because every second is essential and hilarious.

If you’ve got a few extra minutes, you can enjoy Vita Sackville-West and Virgina Woolf’s for real love letters to each other.

Look here Vita — throw over your man, and we’ll go to Hampton Court and dine on the river together and walk in the garden in the moonlight and come home late and have a bottle of wine and get tipsy, and I’ll tell you all the things I have in my head, millions, myriads — They won’t stir by day, only by dark on the river. Think of that. Throw over your man, I say, and come.”

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior writer who lives in New York City with her partner, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

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  1. What on earth do you like about this? It’s a collection of suicide jokes with weak puns on titles of her works. I like Gaby Dunn a lot, but this isn’t just boring, it’s offensively bad.

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