Lena Dunham Reacts To ‘Girls’ Porn Parody

The creator and writer behind HBO’s Girls has been reacting to the news that her show now has its very own porn parody, entitled This Ain’t Girls XXX.

However, rather than being flattered by the imitation, Dunham is actually slightly grossed out by the news.

On May 23 she took to Twitter to state, “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.”

Dunham then returned to Twitter a few hours later to articulate her fears more coherently, stating through a series of messages, “[I’ve] wracked my brain to articulate why I can’t just laugh off a porn parody of Girls. Here are three 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.”

She then went on to add, “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.”

Richie Calhoun, who stars in the adaptation takin the role of Adam Sackler, has also been discussing the project. He told XBiz that their work captures “the voice and tone” of the original show.

He then went on to add that because Girls features plenty of nudity and adult scenes, “they didn’t have to do much” more than extend the sex scenes and make them more provocative.”

Calhoun then concluded, “It will be interesting to see what people will say about it, because with something like that, people would expect a really bold or nuanced statement. Maybe it will be like that or maybe people will say, ‘This is an outrage. This is terrible!’ I’m not really sure.”

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