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'Girls' creator/star Lena Dunham on 'Today'

From left, Lena Dunham, Zosia Mamet and Jemima

From left, Lena Dunham, Zosia Mamet and Jemima Kirke in HBO's "Girls." (Credit: HBO)

For those who missed it, a look at this morning's "Today" encounter with the cast of "Girls." Notable for a few reasons, including Savanah Guthrie's almost barely contained ... ahhh, revulsion isn't quite the right word but shock at some of the content of the series.

"Girls" is indeed an envelope-buster, but it hardly nukes the envelope, as "Sex and the City" did to so many poor envelopes over the years. (Though I do wonder what Savannah would say of last season's episode when Peter Scolari, who plays Dunham's father, slipped in the shower after a rather frisky encounter with his wife.)

Sex in the context of "Girls" is very often comical or grotesque; never ever erotic, as if ...


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"Girls" returns for a second season on HBO this Sunday, and yes, I will review.

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