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Annoying Reporter Asks Lena Dunham Why She’s Naked So Often On “Girls,” Gets Deservedly Scolded

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Lena Dunham is naked, or partially naked, fairly frequently on “Girls.” (So is Jemima Kirke. Both Allison Williams and Zosia Mamet keep themselves more covered up.) Some of Lena’s nudity is during sex scenes, while a bunch of others are when her character is changing clothes, sitting on the toilet, or in the bath or shower. They are intended to be awkward, uncomfortable, or even humiliating. As is a fair amount of real-life nudity, frankly.

Yesterday, during a Television Critics Association Panel, The Wrap’s TV writer Tim Molloy asked Dunham why her character is naked so much on the show. The manner in which he “asked,” led to a curt response from Dunham, and a bit of a tongue lashing from producer Judd Apatow, who called Molloy “sexist,” “misogynistic” and “offensive.” Molloy then wrote an entire article complaining about the exchange. Keep reading »

We See Chick Flicks: “This Is 40″

"This Is 40"
This Is 40
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Judd Apatow writes good female roles ... for his wife. Read More »
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Judd Apatow informs sexist d-bags that women are, in fact, funny. Read More »
Defending "Girls"
Judd Apatow defends "Girls," his HBO show with Lena Dunham. Read More »
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Starring Paul Rudd, Leslie Mann, Maude Apatow, Iris Apatow, Jason Segel, Megan Fox, Chris O’Dowd, Albert Brooks and John Lithgow

Simply put, “This Is 40″ left a sour taste in my mouth. I felt like Judd Apatow did what he always does, which is write a plum role for his wife, and then decide: “Hey, I’ll throw every other funny person I know in this movie! And also Megan Fox! She’ll take her top off! And swim in a bikini! And I’ll give my kids roles, too! Even though they’re not good actors!” Keep reading »

How Maude Apatow Became A Twitter Celebrity By 14

Maude Apatow is just 14 years old, and though she’s appeared in some of her dad Judd’s movies, she’s not exactly a child star. She’s more focused on starting high school than starting a career—”It’ll be OK,” she predicts in a New York Times profile. “Hopefully.” But Maude’s observations on life as an adolescent speak to many, from normal kids her age to celebrities much older—she counts Girls‘ Lena Dunham and iconic author Judy Blume among her fans—and her astute, often hilarious tweets have scored her 67,000 Twitter followers. (And no, her dad doesn’t write her tweets, although he sometimes edits her grammar and the two often spar over Twitter. “It could not be more unhealthy,” says Apatow.) Read more…

“Boys Gossip” And Other Relationship Advice From Judd Apatow

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Julie Gerstein fan-girled out when she met Tavi at Fashion Week. Read More »
Judd Apatow Doles Out Advice

Judd Apatow is the latest grown-ass man to answer teenaged girls’ dating questions for Rookie Mag, the online mag by style blogger Tavi Gevinson. While he’s not as easy on the eyes as fellow advice video-columnist Jon Hamm, he has the advantage of having two adolescent girls at home: Maude, 13, and Iris, 8. Judd wants you to know boys do gossip, you should never change yourself for anyone, and that you can’t breakup with someone without making them said. Your mom could probably tell you all the same stuff, but somehow its more palatable hearing it from the guy who made “Knocked Up.” [Vimeo]

Judd Apatow Responds To “Girls” Brou-Ha-Ha

Things "Girls" Got Right
13 things from the "Girls" premiere that were dead-on. Read More »
I have An Idea
Lena Dunham and Danny McBride should swap shows! Read More »
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“When we made ["Girls"]t, we always knew that it was a show you should fight about. It was built to be a show that you’d have to defend or argue about — for some people, it would make them angry — and we go over that terrain for the course of the 10 episodes. So hopefully people will fight about it every week! There’s funny things to hate about it, because it is about people who are self-entitled and smart and screwing up their lives. It’s supposed to be about people who are a disaster and privileged, and every time you do something about people like that, people go, ‘Why are they like that?’ Well, because that’s the point of the show. The joke of it. People go, ‘Why are men immature in your movies?’ Well, because they are immature and it’s funny to see them try to figure it out.”

–”Girls” Executive Producer Judd Apatow on some the storm of criticism and commentary around the HBO comedy. Are you totally sick of hearing about this show yet? [NYMag.com]

These “Girls” Trailers Hit A Little Too Close To Home

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The first trailer for Lena Dunham’s new HBO show “Girls,” debuting April 15, hit a little too close to home. The second trailer is even more cringe-inducing. Oh, God, my early 20′s really were like this, weren’t they? At least I never said to my parents, “All I am asking for is $1,100 a month for the next two years,” and got laughed at.  [IndieWire]

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