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Girls is coming back to HBO -- and, according to Lena Dunham, the series is going to continue to be even more boundary-pushing than. You know what that means? More of scenes of a naked Dunham.
"We're continuing to push the envelope," Dunham tells Today. "I hope. I think that if you loved what we were doing last season we're going to push it further. And if you hated what we were doing last season you will hate it even more."
In the trailer for the second season (below), it's clear that things are going to get even more complicated and real for the four women at the center of Girls. But beyond the series' subject matter, the show is getting a whole lot of press for the fact Dunham -- who doesn't have a stereotypical, skinny Hollywood body -- continued to strip down in front of the camera. Many praised her as being "brave," but Dunham says that's an unfair description.
"It's brave to step into the mouth of a lion, but it's not that brave to get naked if you're not stressed about getting naked," she says.
But not everyone finds Dunham's confidence brave -- or even admirable. Linda Stasi at the New York Post wrote a nasty review criticizing the actress and calling her figure "blobby."
"It's not every day in the TV world of anorexic actresses with fake boobs that a woman with giant thighs, a sloppy backside and small breasts is compelled to show it all," Stasi writes, later adding, "Interestingly, the gorgeous Marnie is the one who is now totally unlucky in love. Sometimes it just doesn't pay to be smart, breathtakingly beautiful, nice and kind. Not when there are blobbies who are willing to take their clothes off in public constantly - even when they aren't in character."
In our opinion, the world would be a better place if there were more Dunhams and less Stasis. At least Dunham is promoting the idea that you should love who you are and not be ashamed of your body. Regardless of your stance on the matter, Girls is likely to stir up a body discussion and more when it returns to HBO on Jan. 13 at 9 p.m.