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'Girls' creator Lena Dunham unamused by porn parody

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"Girls," HBO's critically acclaimed and controversial comedy series about the lives of twentysomethings in Brooklyn, tackles a number of issues with brutal frankness and sometimes uncomfortable realism. Sex is one of those issues, and the show has raised eyebrows with a number of graphic sex scenes. So it's not really surprising that "Girls" is the latest show to get a XXX pornographic parody. And series creator and star Lena Dunham isn't amused by it.

"This Ain't Girls XXX," produced by Hustler, is part of a recent trend of pornographic parodies that seek to replicate their less dirty inspirations. Other recent porn parodies include "The Office," "30 Rock" and several superhero movies.

But Dunham isn't thrilled or excited by the prospect of seeing her show join the ranks of the porn-parodied.

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On Thursday, she tweeted, "I wish I had a better attitude about the Girls porn parody. I really can never predict what will trouble me and it's simply exhausting."

She went on to explain her feelings, writing, "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 sexuality

"2. Because a big reason I engage in (simulated) onscreen sex is to counteract a skewed idea of that act created by the proliferation of porn

"3. Because it grosses me out."

Strangely, the porn performers claimed they didn't have to make too many changes to the actual "Girls" stories in order to make their porn parody. Actor Richie Calhoun, plays the porn version of the bizarre boyfriend Adam Driver plays on the show, told the porn industry news website Xbiz, "They didn’t have to do much” to the stories but extend the sex scenes.

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