Lena Dunham Blasts TCA Critic For Nudity Comment
Never one to hold her tongue, Lena Dunham was none-too-pleased when a critic questioned her use of nudity on “Girls.”
During the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena last night (January 9), the “Tiny Furniture” star issued a witty retort when asked why she’s always in her birthday suit.
A male reporter stated, "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."
Lena declared, "It's a realistic expression of what it's like to be alive, I think, and I totally get it. If you're not into me, that's your problem, and you're going to have to kind of work that out with whatever professionals you've hired."
As a follow-up, producer Judd Apatow asked the reporter, "Do you have a girlfriend? Does she like you? Let's see how she likes you when you quote that with your question, just write the whole question as you stated it. Then tell me how it goes tonight."
Executive producer Jenni Konner later referenced the same reporter, noting, "I literally was spacing out because I'm in such a rage spiral about that guy that I literally could not hear. I'm so sorry. I really don't mean to disrespect you. I was just looking at him and going into this rage -- this idea that he would talk to a woman like that and accuse a woman of showing her body too much. The idea, it just makes me sort of sick.”
“And I just want to apologize to everyone. I'm going to try to focus now, but if I space out, it will be because of that guy. I'm not usually like that but I can't believe he would speak to a woman like that."