Director of Girls Porn Slams Lena Dunham For Being Too Conservative

In a response to Lena Dunham's distaste for Hustler's Girls porn parody This Ain't Girls XXX (then what is it? Women? Giraffes? Breckin Meyer?), Stuart Canterbury, the adult movie's writer and director emailed The Atlantic to provide a counter-argument for Dunham's Twitter statement about the detrimental, patriarchal implications and negative influences of porn:

It is interesting that Ms Dunham and her supporters are so quick to condemn a movie that nobody has seen yet. The men and women who work in adult entertainment have been vilified and victimized so much, especially by right wing conservatives, that most of us find ourselves on the political left, with pro-feminist leanings. To say that all pornography is anti-feminist is a tired cliché which undermines the right of free sexual choices that a liberated women can make for herself.

There's a point somewhere in there — and porn's become far more diversified since Dunham's adolescence, thanks to the Internet — but Hustler isn't necessarily where progressive feminist porn lives. Incidentally, the lead actors, Alex Chance (fake Hannah) and Richie Calhoun (fake Adam) are both big fans of the show — Chance in particular, who identifies with Dunham's body type and the public's responses to exposing it.

"We both are the non-traditional versions in our different areas... I hope that when women watch porn and watch me they think, Oh, she's not necessarily this stick-thin girl and she can still do this awesome act or whatever. Because not every girl is skinny and I think that's what Lena Dunham is trying to promote. Not every girl looks like a supermodel. I hope that she at least kind of gets that from it."

Calhoun, meanwhile, thinks Dunham was dead on about the effects of porn on young men, and admits he could have been one of those kids Dunham had weird, porn-influenced early sexual experiences with.

'The 'Girls' Porn Parody Stars Just Want Lena Dunham To Understand' [Atlantic Wire]