'Girls' creator Lena Dunham defends nudity in show, tells male journalist if 'you’re not into me, that’s your problem'

By Gina DiFalco,

While promoting the third season of HBO’s Girls at a press conference, creator and star Lena Dunham defended her character Hannah’s frequent nakedness.

Dunham attended the Television Critics Association press tour in Pasadena, Calif. with other members of the show’s cast as well as executive producers Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner.

A male journalist asked Dunham what “the purpose” of Hannah’s nudity was, saying he understands why there’s nudity in Game of Thrones but says, “your character is often naked just at random times for no reason,” Today.com reports.

Dunham tried to answer the question herself after Konner said, “..just like humans,” saying, "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."

Apatow then got on the defensive when he asked the journalist, “Do you have a girlfriend?” When he revealed he does, he asked, "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." Konner suggested that "maybe she's a misogynist.”

TV Guide notes Konner later said the question put her into a “rage spiral” that she couldn’t get past.

Girls’ new season premieres on HBO at 10 p.m. on Sunday.

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