By Bobbie Whiteman. HBO is famous for pushing the boundaries of nudity and sex on TV. But Girls executive producer Judd Apatow has revealed the limits that the usually permissive premium channel slapped on the controversial sex scenes he and star-co-executive producer Lena Dunham wanted to film.
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Lee takes off his shirt and pants, leaving on his boxers. But then the rebelling robots, led by two strong women, flip the script. No longer. HBO, a network that somehow works topless women into every plot, is finally featuring lots of male nudity, much of it full-frontal. A recent study shows that across the top movies of , 26 percent of women were shown nude or partly naked — compared with 9.
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In honor of its final season, Vulture has compiled a complete timeline of the furors, kerfuffles, backlashes, backlashes against backlashes, and backlashes against backlashes against backlashes that we have endured since the series began. April 15, Girls premieres. April 16, Writing in the Hairpin , Jenna Wortham is the first writer to bring up the fact that almost the entire cast of the show, including its secondary characters, is white. The race problem will plague the show throughout its first season and beyond. Something I wanted to avoid was tokenism in casting. In one sentence, give me the concentrated version of her Wikipedia entry. You cannot! Some people were, ahem, pissed. January 13, Season two premieres. The nation girds its loins.
The HBO show was one of the first glimpses of millennial life for a wider audience. Following the worst recession since the Great Depression, creator Lena Dunham used this show as an opportunity to expose how a particular segment of a particular generation really felt, and how their lives were completely different from generations before them. The storylines and depth of the lives of sexually active some more than others twentysomethings in New York City came with many praises, but also plenty of controversy and media handwringing. Here are the most controversial things to happen throughout "Girls" so far:. Back when the show premiered in , it received glowing reviews from critics and audiences alike. But there was one problem that critics and audiences noticed.