If your daughter was an actress doing a sex scene in a movie or television show, would you want to watch?
On the CBS Late Show Thursday, Girls star Lena Dunham said that not only is NBC's Brian Williams often on the set for the filming of this sex-packed HBO program, the cast jokes about having a "BriWi-cam" on him to gauge his reactions to his daughter Allison's sex scenes (video follows with transcript and commentary):
DAVID LETTERMAN, HOST: We had Brian Williams on the show the other night. His daughter, one of your lovely stars.
LENA DUNHAM: Allison.
LETTERMAN: Yes. And I didn't talk to him specifically about it, but from the shows that I have, if I were the father of one of the women on the program, I'd, you know, maybe just a little, whoa.
DUNHAM: It’s true.
LETTERMAN: You know what I'm saying?
DUNHAM: He's surprisingly jaunty about the whole thing. I mean, my Dad sort of takes a perverse pleasure in it. Like people will say to him like, “God, you must be so upset watching Lena get naked and have sex in all these odd positions." And he kind of goes like, "No, I love it, I'm so proud." He like really wants to defy people's expectations. And but Brian is like, Brian’s on the set more than some of our PAs.
LETTERMAN: Actually showing up!
DUNHAM: He comes and sits in video village and acts really proud of us. He calls me "Leans." It's not a reality I ever thought I'd exist in.
LETTERMAN: Yeah. Well, I mean, we have to be adult and proud and happy about the circumstance, and it is, again, acting. It is entertainment. It is a business.
DUNHAM: Yeah, we had our premiere last night and we always make jokes about how when there's a sex scene with Allison we want to have like a BriWi-cam, like just like a camera on his face where we can register it all.
On Monday and Tuesday, folks were hyperventilating about ESPN's Brent Musberger having commented during the NCAA National Championship football game about how pretty the girlfriend of Alabama Crimson Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron was.
I don't know about you, but I found this entire discussion between the 65-year-old Letterman and the 26-year-old Dunham far creepier.
As the father of a 19-year-old daughter, I can't imagine watching her sex scenes if her acting career somehow demanded such a thing. I certainly wouldn't be doing so sitting in an audience with others present.
In a word, EWWW!