Apparently things got more awkward than my strange feelings for Andrew Rannells (I hate musical theatre! I’m so confused!) during a press conference with the Television Critic’s Association to promote the 3rd Season of HBO’s Girls. According to the NY Daily News, a male reporter, who I can assume would also describe boobs as feeling like a bag of sand, asked creator, executive producer, and star Lena Dunham about why she won’t stop offending his eyes with her character’s nudity:
“I don’t get the purpose of all the nudity on the show by you particularly. I feel like I’m walking into a trap where you go, ‘Nobody complains about the nudity on ‘Game of Thrones,’ but I get why they’re doing it. They are doing it to be salacious and, you know, to titillate people. And your character is often naked just at random times for no reason.”
“It’s a realistic expression of what it’s like to be alive,” Dunham said in response. “If you are not into me that’s your problem and you are going to have to kind of work that out.”
At that point, an obviously infuriated executive producer Judd Apatow jumped in to fire back at the questioner.“Do you have a girlfriend?” he asked to the reporter. “Just ask her that whole question as you wrote it . . . and tell me how it goes tonight.”
“I’m sorry, I was spacing out because I’m in such a rage spiral about that guy’s question,” said executive producer Jenni Konner. “This idea that you would accuse a woman of showing her body too much . . . just makes me sort of sick.”
So basically the TL:DR is that he publicly admitted that he’s finding it too difficult to jerk off to the realness of Girls and everybody lost their shit. What the hell was he expecting would happen by asking that question?
Male Reporter: “I don’t like your naked body.”
Lena Dunham: “I’m so sorry that the only women on TV who get your dick hard are the plastic-titted slave-girls from Spartacus and that seeing a floppy FUPA scared the shit out of you. Next season, I’ll make sure to write in a story line where Hannah Horvath hits the gym hard and moves into a bi-curous sorority house so that every episode can end with a topless pillow fight.”
And Judd Apatow is right; things will not end well if that reporter goes home and asks his girlfriend why she’s “often naked and at random times for no reason”. Imagine if your partner came home and said: “Girl, I just called Ashley Judd, ‘cause your pants is Missing“? If I want to sit on the couch in nothing but a pair of too-small Hanes Her Ways, draped in a quilt with one tit hanging out, that’s my prerogative.
(Pic via AP)