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'Girls' producers don't get why folks question all that Lena Dunham nudity

At the Television Critics Association yesterday, a Girls panel of executive producer Jenni Konner, producer Judd Apatow, and creator/actress/writer/producer Lena Dunham was asked by a male reporter the following:

"I don't get the purpose of all of the nudity on the show, by you (Lena Dunham) particularly," the reporter started out, "and 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 are doing it. They are doing it to be salacious and titillate people. And your character is often naked just at random times for no reason."

USA Today reports:

Dunham began to explain, "It's because it's a realistic expression of what it's like to be alive, I think. And I totally get it. If you are not into me, that's your problem, and you are going to have to work that out with whatever professionals you've hired."

But Apatow jumped in at that point, asking the reporter, "Do you have a girlfriend? ... Let's see how she likes you when you quote that with your question, and just write the whole question as you stated it. ... Then tell me how it goes tonight."

"Maybe she's a misogynist," said Konner.

And Konner had more to say. In response to an unrelated question later in the panel, she admitted she was distracted.

"I literally was spacing out because I'm in such a rage spiral about that guy that I literally could not hear," Konner said. "I'm so sorry. I really don't mean to disrespect you. I just was looking at him and going into this rage, this idea that you 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 so I apologize to everyone. I'm going to try to focus now, but if I space out, it will be because of that guy."

Please. Would bet any male reporter could go home to a female spouse/girlfriend who watches Girls with him and repeat that question above and only receive a nod of understanding.

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