The 26-year-old writer-producer-director-actress answers some probing questions from Playboy’s David Rensin about her series and its often cringe-inducing but honest portrayal of sexuality.
“My goal is to have a sexual verisimilitude that has heretofore not been seen on television,” she tells Playboy. “I felt that the depictions of sex I had seen on television weren’t totally fair to young women trying to wrap their brains around this stuff. I didn’t do it to be provocative. I did it to be educational.”
In "Girls," Dunham is frequently seen completely nude, though this is not so in Playboy. Instead, she’s holding up an “I Posed Today” t-shirt.
“I don’t want to go through life wondering if people are talking to me because I have a big rack,” she says in the interview. “Not being the babest person in the world creates a nice barrier.”