On the same night Lena Dunham was complaining on TV about “deranged neocons” trashing her on Twitter, Dunham was putting an anal-oral sex scene on HBO – starring the naked rear end of Alison Williams, the daughter of NBC anchorman Brian Williams. This so-called "cultural renaissance moment" comes just 37 days after the nepotism beneficiary played Peter Pan for the children in live musical theater on NBC.
How embarrassing was this for Williams? In an interview with New York magazine, he fell back on joking about animals being harmed: “She’s always been an actress. For us, watching her is the family occupation and everybody has to remember it’s acting, no animals were harmed during the filming, and ideally nobody gets hurt.”
For her part, Dunham proclaimed proudly that Miss Williams was a "good sport," and added, “Let me tell you this, when someone puts their face in your butt, whether there’s a barrier or not, their face is still in your butt. And she handled that with aplomb.”
After NBC aired Peter Pan Live, Williams took the most pleasure in how the little kids enjoyed it (let’s hope they don’t have HBO in their homes):
"The best thing was getting videos of little kids watching it, and clapping for Tinkerbell. And [getting] pictures of little kids who'd been in Peter Pan costumes for weeks," she continued. "That, to me, that's the best. That's why you do the thing."
Mediaite’s editor in chief Andrew Kirell touted the scene under the headline “Brian Williams Reacts to His Daughter’s Anilingus Scene in Last Night’s Girls.”
At the bottom of the post, he proclaimed:
*Prediction: This article’s comment section will be full of the predictable Lena Dunham-bashing and “this is disgusting” outcry, but take note, fainting-couch frequenters: The activity known as “booty-eating” is currently experiencing a cultural renaissance and, like it or not, this scene only further cemented it.
Kirell has appointed the website Gawker as the source of our "cultural renaissance." This is a bit like calling Bill Maher America's most impressive Catholic.
Earlier: Lena Dunham wants "Bri-Wi-Cam" to see anchorman's response to his daughter's sex scenes.