Overdevelopment, Overpopulation, Overshoot
A television critic at the Wrap doesn’t understand why Lena Dunham is naked so much on “Girls” because her nudity doesn’t give him the kind of body tingles that he experiences while watching nudity on “Game of Thrones.”
“I don’t get the purpose of all the nudity on the show. By you particularly,” Tim Molloy asked Dunham at a Thursday press event. “I feel like I’m walking into a trap where you say no one complains about the nudity on ‘Game of Thrones,’ but I get why they’re doing it. They’re doing it to be salacious. To titillate people. And your character is often naked at random times for no reason.”
That Dunham replied at all is itself an act of generosity, considering how tired the question of nudity on “Girls” must feel three years into the show.
“Yeah. It’s because it’s a realistic expression of what it’s like to be alive,” she said. “But I totally get it. If you’re not into me, that’s your problem.”
Despite having his question answered, Molloy pretended that Dunham didn’t answer his question, and the issue was raised again with executive producer Judd Apatow after Dunham left the panel.
After telling Molloy that his question was sexist and misogynistic, Apatow asked him, “As a TV critic you don’t understand why a show about young people in New York who spend some of their time naked, and some of their time having sex, includes women who sometimes are naked and sometimes have sex?”
“There’s male nudity in ‘Walk Hard,’” Apatow continued. “I have people naked when they’re willing to do it. Lena is confident enough to do it so we have the opportunity to talk about other issues because she is braver than other people. If Paul Rudd said to me, I’m willing to be completely naked in the movie, I would use it. If Seth [Rogen] said he was willing to be completely naked — he showed his butt in a post-sex scene in ‘Knocked Up’ — I would use it because it’s more honest.”
“Well then that’s the answer,” Molloy said, apparently without a shred of recognition that what Apatow said was virtually the same response Dunham had given when he first asked his question.
For Dunham, nudity is “a realistic expression of what it’s like to be alive.” Another way of saying that is that it’s honest.
But maybe Molloy, who bristled at Apatow’s accusation of sexism, needed to hear it from a man to believe it.
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Suburban Sprawl: aerial view of landscape outside Miami, Florida, shows 13 golf courses amongst track homes on the edge of the Everglades.
Toxic Landscape: Aerial view of the tar sands region, where mining operations and tailings ponds are so vast they can be seen from outer space; Alberta, Canada
Ice Waterfall: In both the Arctic and Antarctic regions, ice is retreating. Melting water on icecap, North East Land, Svalbard, Norway
Satellite Dishes: The rooftops of Aleppo, Syria, one of the world’s oldest cities, are covered with satellite dishes, linking residents to a globalized consumer culture.
Child Brides: Tahani, 8, is seen with her husband Majed, 27, and her former classmate Ghada, 8, and her husband in Hajjah, Yemen, July 26, 2010.
Megalopolis: Shanghai, China, a sprawling megacity of 24 Million
Big Hole: The Mir Mine in Russia is the world’s largest diamond mine.
Clear-cut: Industrial forestry degrading public lands, Willamette National Forest, Oregon
Computer Dump: Massive quantities of waste from obsolete computers and other electronics are typically shipped to the developing world for sorting and/or disposal. Photo from Accra, Ghana.
Oil Spill Fire: Aerial view of an oil fire following the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil disaster, Gulf of Mexico
Airplane Contrails: Globalized transportation networks, especially commercial aviation, are a major contributor of air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions. Photo of contrails in the west London sky over the River Thames, London, England.
Fire: More frequent and more intense wildfires (such as this one in Colorado, USA) are another consequence of a warming planet.