Friday, January 10, 2014

“Girls” Lena Dunham and Judd Apatow Take Offense at Reporter’s Nudity Question

I once again have to shake my head at people’s stupidity and callous disregard for language. This time, my chagrin comes courtesy of Girls’ Creator, Star and All-Around Nitwit Lena Dunham.

It’s not like Dunham hasn’t been a self-righteous numbskull before. That seems to be her standard M.O., actually. And it’s not like she’s stooping any lower than usual with her latest comments; but they caught my eye anyway, boringly predictable though they were.

Here’s the scoop:

At the recent Television Critics Association press tour, a reporter asked the Girls panel, “I don’t get the purpose of all the nudity on the show – by [Dunham] in particular…. your character is often nude at random times for no reason.”

Executive Producer Judd Apatow instantly rebuked the guy, calling the question “offensive… you should read it and discuss it with other people how you did that. It’s very offensive.”

Ummm… How was it offensive? If the little nitwit disrobes every other second for no good reason (And is there ever a good reason to get completely naked for the public?), then how is it disrespectful to point out that she’s constantly taking her clothes off for no good reason?

Seems to me the reporter asked a reasonable question based on an unreasonable reality. But that’s the problem… We’re dealing with unreasonable people who don’t like reality.

The un-reasonability continued as Dunham spoke up next, claiming that her rampant nudity is “a realistic expression of what it’s like to be alive. But I totally get it. If you’re not into me, that’s your problem and you’re going to have to work that out with professionals.”

Again, things that make me go “Ummm…” This time, it’s because:

·         Defecating is a “realistic expression of what it’s like to be alive” too. That doesn’t mean it needs to be caught on camera. Just because it’s natural doesn’t make it shareable with the rest of the world. (This also applies to you Twitter, YouTube and Facebook freaks.)
·         Dunham’s defensiveness about the question is telling in how she assumes the reporter is objecting to her, not her lack of decorum. I’m going to throw her own words back in her face and point out that she might want “to work that out with professionals.”
·         That brings me to my third point… Since when is not wanting to see somebody naked an automatic sign of psychological failure? Again, Dunham is proving she needs help.

After she was done, Apatow picked back up with his own brand of delusion, claiming that “Lena is brave enough” to expose herself to the world. She’s “honest.”

So “brave” is now getting naked and “honest” is oversharing?

Somebody call Webster’s Dictionary. Or maybe just a shrink.

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