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‘Girls’ gets Fourth Season, Lena Dunham’s Nudity a Talking Point at TCA

By Yvonne Villarreal
Los Angeles Times

HBO announced it has ordered a fourth season of its polarizing Lena Dunham comedy “Girls,” set to roll in spring 2015.

Then seconds after the announcement, things got all Shosh.

During the show’s panel at the Television Critics Assn. press tour Thursday night in Pasadena, what unfolded was a whiplash-inducing goulash of talking points, among them: Dunham’s nudity, the show’s diversity problem, tales of “Golden Girls” binge-watching, and Walter White?

Here’s a sampling of what went down during the caucus, which featured creator and star Dunham, as well as executive producers Judd Apatow and Jenni Konner, and cast members Zosia Mamet, Jemima Kirke and Allison Williiams, and only a sampling, because a total account would amount to 17-plus pages:

_TV-MA. Things kicked off to a ruffled start when a reporter inquired about Dunham’s not-in-short-supply nudity on the show

_ “I don’t get the purpose of all of the nudity on the show, by (Dunham) particularly,” he started. “And I feel like I’m walking into a trap where you go, ‘Nobody complains about the nudity on “Game of Thrones,'” but I get why they are doing it. They are doing it to be salacious and, you know, titillate people. And your character is often naked just at random times for no reason.”

To which Dunham responded: “It’s because it’s a realistic expression of what it’s like to be alive, I think, and I totally get it. If you are not into me, that’s your problem …”

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