Lena Dunham Not Happy With Porn Parody “This Ain’t Girls XXX”

by Lola Byrd on May 27, 2013

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I like my on-screen sex to be confusing, disturbing, and sometimes, gratuitous, which is to say I really enjoy watching HBO’s Girls.

If you’re at all familiar with the show, you know that Lena Dunham is a triple threat… not only does she star as the shows protagonist, but she also writes and directs Girls; a remarkable achievement for a women in her twenties.

You’d think that’s what people would be talking about, but mostly they won’t shut up about the fact that Lena Dunham spends quite a bit of time naked on screen, which is pretty alright with me considering that every HBO show is filled to the brim with nudity and sex… thing is Lena Dunham isn’t what you would call classically beautiful soooo everyone keeps getting annoyed with the fact that she dares flaunt her nakedness on screen.

Personally, I kind of dig it. Lena must be doing something right, because ever since Girls premiered last year it’s been immensely popular AND people haven’t stopped complaining about it. Bitch, bitch, bitch, about it, that’s all people have been doing. Yet, everyone loves the show.

So with all the contradictions going around, it isn’t surprising that most people’s reaction to the fact that Hustler is producing the porn parody This Ain’t Girls XXX has been “is that really necessary?”

Even more surprising is that fact that Lena Dunham isn’t happy with the parody, tweeting:

I wish I had a better attitude about the Girls porn parody. I really can never predict what will trouble me and it’s simply exhausting.

And…

Girls’ is, at its core, a feminist action while Hustler is a company that markets and monetizes a male’s idea of female sexuality. 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.

Lena’s response about porn is a common one, I even agree with her to a certain extent, but through my job to Peeperz I’ve come to realize that porn is a vast world where there is truly something for every taste.

Sure, there’s the mainstream attitude to contend with, but there are many famous porn stars and production companies (including Hustler) that defy the mainstream stereotype.

And more than that, the Peepz that watch porn are smarter than most people give them credit for. By which I mean, that watching porn (even bad porn) isn’t going to turn someone into a misogynist idiot who doesn’t understand and appreciate the difference between on-screen sex and real life sex.

Girls, Girls, Girls, Girls, Girls:


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