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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  • Robonino123

    I happen to think that Lena Dunham is actually really pretty. I even drew a picture of her a while back. (I draw. Shameless self plug.)

    Most porn seems empowering to women. They are the stars of the industry.

    • https://twitter.com/#!/misslolabyrd Lola Byrd

      I’m sure lots of people find her pretty, I was just saying that she’s not the typical beauty.

      True to a certain extent… women are definitely the stars of the industry… actually, I think it’s one of a small handful of careers where women are paid more than men.

  • BDY

    One of the things I liked about that show was the fact that Lena Dunham isn’t the typical leading woman. She wasn’t this stick thin model that Hollywood likes to tell us is the ideal woman. However, some of her twitter comments cracked me up. I’ve watched the show and tried to understand it. I guess having a penis prevents me from doing this. Though her and her costars seem to be doing a great job of portraying the milenials as they are, narsasistic and shallow.

    • https://twitter.com/#!/misslolabyrd Lola Byrd

      Agreed; I knew you would feel that way. Not sure what you mean. Agreed.

      • BDY

        No man can truly understand a woman. It’s like trying to read Twilight. If you aren’t female it’s hard to connect or associate. I have watched the two seasons of Girls and have yet to associate with it.

        Association with characters is a major part of why shows are either hits or busts. It’s why Joss Whedon has been successful in his effort and why the major tv stations have trouble understanding it. He creates characters people can associate with. This is also why Season 4 of Mad Men is currently kicking my ass. The character of Don Draper is drinking heavily and depressed due to his recent divorce. I can associate with that because post divorce I was heavily depressed and drinking to the point of having a friend step in and prevent me doing permanent harm to myself or others.

        • https://twitter.com/#!/misslolabyrd Lola Byrd

          Yeah, it’s probably why my favorite season of Buffy is number 6, when she goes all dark side an sleeps with Spike.

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