'Girls' Producers Defend Lena Dunham's 'Random' Nudity
Even though no one but a handful of elites watch HBO's "Girls," it was renewed for a fourth low-rated season before its third low-rated season even began. "Girls" is obviously a precious thing to the elite, so precious that that asking of question about the show's random nudity will send the producers into a "rage spiral."
Entertainment Weekly reports that at the Television Critics Association press tour a reporter was attacked as "sexist" and "misogynist" for asking why the show's star, Lena Dunham, is seen nude so often and for "no reason."
“I don’t get the purpose of all the nudity on the show — by [Dunham] in particular," the reporter asked. "I feel like I’m walking into a trap where you go, ‘Nobody complains about all the nudity on Game of Thrones,’ but I get why they do it. They do it to be salacious and titillate people. And your character is often nude at random times for no reason.”
Executive producer Judd Apatow lashed back, “That was a very clumsily stated question that’s offensive on its face."
A defensive Dunham defended her random nudity as an artistic choice and suggested the reporter seek professional help, "[The nudity is] a realistic expression of what it’s like to be alive. But I totally get it. If you’re not into me, that’s your problem and you’re going to have to work that out with professionals.”
Another executive producer, Jenni Konner, admitted the question put her into a "rage spiral", “I literally was spacing out because I’m in such a rage spiral about that guy.”
The question was rude, but it was neither sexist nor misogynist. If the reporter had a problem with female nudity he would not have been okay with the soft-core porn in "Game of Thrones."
The "ist" Dunham and her defenders avoided was "lookist," because Lena Dunham is not a physically attractive woman.
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