‘Girls’ Lena Dunham Takes On Critics, Mum On ‘Scandal’ Role & Defends Sex Scenes – PaleyFest

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“The pissed-off people are the loudest,” said the Girls creator and star today of the reaction and criticism her HBO series has generated since its 2012 debut. “I do care deeply about politics and things that are happening the United States right now, particularly in regards to women and reproductive rights,” she added of her viewpoints on and off the show that have attracted so much attention in recent years. Dunham’s defiant statements drew big applause at the nearly full Dolby Theatre on International Women’s Day.

“If our show can in any way contribute to that, that’s an amazing thing,” she said of raising political issues and awareness. Acknowledging she has shifted her views on some issues, Dunham said, “Changing your mind is a very healthy part of human development.”

Dunham’s remarks came at a PaleyFest panel Sunday for the HBO series, which wraps up its girls dp paleyfest picfourth season on March 22. Judd Apatow, who…

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