Girls Renewed for Season 4; Lena Dunham's On-Screen Nudity Causes Stir at Press Tour

girls-season-3-panel-300Hannah Horvath is here to stay. And she’ll likely keep undressing at whim.

Days before Girls Season 3 premieres (this Sunday at 10/9c), HBO has announced that the comedy has been renewed for a fourth season, to film this spring and air in 2015.

A year ago, Girls got its pick-up two episodes into the new season.

Girls‘ cast and creatives proceeded to hold a panel at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. Here are the few highlights:

LET’S TALK ABOUT SEX, BABY…. | Sunday’s Season 3 premiere will kick off a storyline that explores Jessa’s sexuality, it was revealed.

GRIN AND BARE IT | When asked why there’s so much nudity on the show – specifically, a reporter, in comparing Girls to Game of Thrones, said to Dunham, “Your character is often nude at random times for no reason” — the series’ star/creator responded: “It’s a realistic expression of what it’s like to be alive,” while EP Judd Apatow called the inquiry “very offensive.” A bit later, executive producer Jenni Konner grew visibly and justifiably perturbed during the panel, declaring that the earlier question had sent her into a “rage spiral.” Much awkwardness ensued.

THE WHITE STUFF | Are Girls‘ girls sympathetic? “I love them,” said Dunham. “I think they accurately reflect people I know.” Exec producer Judd Apatow defended the characters’ actions — e.g. cheating and experimenting with drugs – saying, “These aren’t that weird mistakes… It’s not really that shocking.” Added Dunham, addressing the audience of critics: “You seem to like [Breaking Bad‘s]Walter White.”