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Question Excessive Nudity, Be Labelled Misogynistic, Sexist and Offensive

Posted on the 11 January 2014 by Brutallyhonest @Ricksteroni

This is called cultural progress:

According to Entertainment Weekly, a reporter asked a question at a press event that caused a “rage spiral” among some of the cast and creators of the HBO showGirls.  The reporter at issue basically raised the question whether there was too much nudity on Girls, in particular of lead character Lena Dunham, and whether the nudity was not entirely gratuitous.  Here’s the question as he framed it:

“I don’t get the purpose of all the nudity on the show — by [Dunham] in particularly. I feel like I’m walking into a trap where you go, ‘Nobody complains about all the nudity on Game of Thrones,’ but I get why they do it. They do it to be salacious and titillate people. And your character is often nude at random times for no reason.”

For raising this question, the reporter was informed, in various ways, that he is a bad person.  The HBOGirlsshow’s Executive Producer, Judd Apatow, who has made a lot of money making comedies using humor that many people would find offensive, lectured the reporter that his question was “offensive,” as well as “sexist” and “misogynistic.”  Later, one of the show’s other executive producers confessed that she was still “spacing out” in a “rage spiral” over the man who had the temerity to ask whether the nudity on “Girls” was not too much and too pointless. She said: “I was just looking at him and going into this rage [over] this idea that you would talk to a woman like that and accuse a woman of showing her body too much. The idea, it just makes me sort of sick.”

What does this episode teach us about contemporary cultural liberalism?

That question is answered at the link.  Most will abhor that answer.

If this doesn't reveal our fallen nature and the need for a redemptive righting of this upside down ship upon which humanity is sailing, I'm not sure anything will.


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