Lena Dunham Is Grossed Out by the ‘Girls’ Porn Parody

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Hustler is making a porn parody of HBO’s Girls, and the star/creator of the series, Lena Dunham, is not pleased about it. News of the porn parody came out this week, and here’s how porno news site XBIZ described the adult film, which is titled This Ain’t Girls XXX:

In the XXX parody, Hannah (Alex Chance) decides to forsake men, and boyfriend Adam, to experiment with lesbianism. After a few satisfying jaunts she returns to Adam (Richie Calhoun) – and mankind. Adam accepts her back into the fold, but, true to the original show, adds a dominant and quirky dimension to the scene.“[Adam’s] like, ‘OK, then crawl to my fucking bed,” Calhoun said, explaining how the action begins. The ensuing sex involves mild BDSM with a sprinkling of strange: In addition to dirty talk and rough sex, Adam uses a candy ballgag attached to a stretchy cord to direct Hannah’s face towards him.
Okay, I wracked my brain to articulate why I can’t just laugh off a porn parody of Girls and here are 3 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 sexuality2. Because a big reason I engage in (simulated) onscreen sex is to counteract a skewed idea of that act created by the proliferation of porn3. Because it grosses me out.It’s important to me to be honest about the complexities of having that out in the world. Love, Lena (porn name: Murray Broadway)