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'Girls' star Lena Dunham defends show's nude scenes

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    Lena Dunham on stage during the Girls panel discussion at the HBO portion of the 2014 Winter Television Critics Association tour at the Langham Hotel on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell Invision/AP)The Associated Press

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    From left, Lena Dunham, Jemima Kirke, Zosia Mamet, and Allison Williams on stage during the Girls panel discussion at the HBO portion of the 2014 Winter Television Critics Association tour at the Langham Hotel on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Richard Shotwell Invision/AP)The Associated Press

The nudity on HBO's "Girls" has raised eyebrows. A question about it raised the ire of the show's producers.

At a session Thursday with the Television Critics Association to promote the comedy's new season, a reporter asked Lena Dunham, the show's creator and star, why her character was often naked.

Dunham said the nudity was a realistic expression of life, adding that if the reporter was "not into me" that was his problem. Later, executive producer Jenni Konner said the line of questioning was inappropriate and put her into a "rage spiral."

The show about 20-something friends in New York returns Sunday for its third season. HBO said Thursday it's ordered a fourth season of "Girls."

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