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Friday, May 24th, 2013

Lena Dunham Is Grossed Out by the 'Girls' Porn Parody

Hustler is making a porn parody of HBO's Girls, and the star/creator of the series, Lena Dunham, is not pleased about it. News of the porn parody came out this week, and here's how porno news site XBIZ described the adult film, which is titled This Ain't Girls XXX:

In the XXX parody, Hannah (Alex Chance) decides to forsake men, and boyfriend Adam, to experiment with lesbianism. After a few satisfying jaunts she returns to Adam (Richie Calhoun) – and mankind. Adam accepts her back into the fold, but, true to the original show, adds a dominant and quirky dimension to the scene.

“[Adam’s] like, ‘OK, then crawl to my fucking bed,” Calhoun said, explaining how the action begins. The ensuing sex involves mild BDSM with a sprinkling of strange: In addition to dirty talk and rough sex, Adam uses a candy ballgag attached to a stretchy cord to direct Hannah’s face towards him.

Lena Dunham took to Twitter to express how upset and "grossed out" she is that someone is doing a porn take-off on her show, writing:

Okay, I wracked my brain to articulate why I can't just laugh off a porn parody of Girls and here are 3 reasons:
1. Because Girls is, at its core, a feminist action while Hustler is a company that markets and monetizes a male's idea of female sexuality
2. Because a big reason I engage in (simulated) onscreen sex is to counteract a skewed idea of that act created by the proliferation of porn
3. Because it grosses me out.
It's important to me to be honest about the complexities of having that out in the world. Love, Lena (porn name: Murray Broadway)

While Dunham has plenty of reasons to be upset, most TV shows have been turned into gross and weird porn parodies, and you can't expect gross and weird porno-makers to skip doing a Girls take-off just because it's a feminist show – especially when it's a show with so much sex to begin with, making it much easier to pornotize than, say, Curb Your Enthusiasm.

  • Dave Losso

    I think she's just worried that Judd Apatow will realize that a porn company can write the same bullshit she does.

  • Joe Mahma

    ƒuck Lena Dunham (figuratively). She's lucky to have any kind of career in entertainment.

  • lewr2

    While I agree with her premise about porn, she's doing porn, but doesn't want to call it porn because she'd be railing against herself. Sorta like people who rail against their spouses cheating on them, but appearing in a new 'series' called Mistresses, which glorifies cheating on their spouses.

  • Colin Walmsley

    Hi! I'm the commenter who actually understands what she's on about!

  • Pedant

    "racked my brain" …Sorry that was bugging me.