Lena Dunham, Girls Producers Lash Out Over Questions of Nudity

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Yesterday, HBO made the unexpected announcement that Girls has been renewed for Season 4... days prior to the premiere of Season 3.

But that news has been overshadowed by what went down later at the show's Television Critics Association Press Tour Q&A with Lena Dunham, Judd Apatow and producer Jenni Konner.

Lena Dunham as Hannah

A reporter stood up and told the star he doesn't "get the purpose of all the nudity" on the series, saying her character of Hannah is "often naked just at random times for no reason."

Clearly irritated by this line of questioning, Dunham replied:

"It’s a realistic expression of what it’s like to be aliv...  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 also took offense to the topic and actually asked the reporter if he had a girlfriend. The man said yes and Apatow wondered whether she would still like him if he quoted his question back to her verbatim.

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

Later, after Dunham defended the characters on the series against critics who considered them unsympathetic, Konner couldn't help but return to the nudity question.

She apologized to a different journalist who tried to change the subject.

"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 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."

Wow. Well, this should all serve as nice PR for the Girls premiere Sunday night.

If you need to catch up before then, you can/should watch Girls online.

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Lena Dunham Quotes

My mother and I have a massive fight when I choose to wear a banana-printed belly shirt and pink leggings to the Vatican.

I am 20 years old and hate myself. My hair, my face, the curve of my stomach. The way my voice comes out wavering and my poems come out maudlin.