Lena Dunham throws off Maria Shriver with penis comment on ‘TODAY’

Before the interview went sideways, Dunham explained what fans can expect from the series finale and what she plans on doing with her time now that she’s done with Girls. And I look around and I see these girls in their twenties whose main concern is equality, is justice, is identity politics, and they’re not settling for a world in which anybody gets less and they really inspired me.”
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Dunham shared   her post-Girls plans:
“I   think my goal is to really be a support to other women in getting their voices out the way that HBO and my collaborators have been a support to me. “I had a chance to look at three shows for this new season and it looks terrific,” said Shriver. It just means shift and change and challenge. Show Full Article “Matt [Lauer], help, she threw me off,” she said, but Lauer didn’t help,   most likely because he was too busy laughing. So, the systems that have lifted me up and allowed me to tell my story, I just want to be that for other women. However, she didn’t regret what happened. “You saw a penis, right?” said Dunham, simultaneously spoiling one of the new episodes and throwing Shriver off. Lena Dunham’s offhanded comment about the male anatomy flustered Maria Shriver on the TODAY show Friday. So, I think if   you’re a fan of the show, you’ll find the ending anticlimactic in just the right way. It turns out Dunham, who quickly apologized for flustering Shriver, didn’t realize they were still on the air as the back-and-forth continued. ET on HBO. And, if you’re not a fan of the show, you’ll be just as annoyed as you’ve ever been.”
Dunham explained how women in their twenties inspire her:
“What I’m amazed by is the deeply   political and ideological strength that so many women in their twenties are showing right now… I only came into my own as someone who was interested in politics, to be totally frank, when I got famous and started getting insane tweets from the alt-right every day and went, ‘Well, I guess there are some people in America who disagree with me.’ I had zero political consciousness, even going to a liberal art school like Oberlin. Shriver tried to compose herself, joking that she saw more than that, but couldn’t get all the way there. “You’re both so attractive.”
Watch the entire moment in the video below. The   Girls creator and star stopped by   NBC   to chat about the show’s final season, but the insightful conversation took a surprising turn when Shriver started to wrap up. I don’t have to be the voice of generation. [This] doesn’t mean they have to have a tragic tending — this isn’t Breaking Bad   — but we did really want to show just how messy your twenties are and that growing up doesn’t always mean growing into yourself. Dunham warned that the ending of Girls will be “anticlimactic”:
“I think that this year, for us, was really about trying to counteract the television notion that everybody has to have a happy ending. “I’m thrilled with what just happened here,” said Dunham as Lauer ran up to Shriver’s side. Read on for highlights from the conversation. I just have to be making space for the voices that actually make up our generation.”
The 10-episode final season of   Girls premieres Sunday at 10 p.m.