‘Girls’ creator Lena Dunham unamused by porn parody
By Patrick Kevin Day
“Girls,” HBO’s critically acclaimed and controversial comedy series about the lives of twentysomethings in Brooklyn, tackles a number of issues with brutal frankness and sometimes uncomfortable realism. Sex is one of those issues, and the show has raised eyebrows with a number of graphic sex scenes. So it’s not really surprising that “Girls” is the latest show to get a XXX pornographic parody. And series creator and star Lena Dunham isn’t amused by it.
“This Ain’t Girls XXX,” produced by Hustler, is part of a recent trend of pornographic parodies that seek to replicate their less dirty inspirations. Other recent porn parodies include “The Office,” “30 Rock” and several superhero movies.
But Dunham isn’t thrilled or excited by the prospect of seeing her show join the ranks of the porn-parodied.