10/27/2015 03:02 EDT | Updated 10/27/2015 03:59 EDT

Lena Dunham Shares Her Story On MAKERS

"I've been surprised at times by how scandalized people have been."

Lena Dunham's hit HBO series "Girls" resonated with many women in their twenties with its authentic female characters and realistic portrayal of young adulthood. Some, however, have criticized the show for going too far in regards to some of its sexual content. In the video above, Dunham addresses this criticism and explains why she resents the pressure to write characters who are role models.

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