'Girls' Showrunner: HBO Fought Us Over Controversial 'Money Shot' (Video)
Jenni Konner tells THR that HBO nixed the idea in a previous season, but got on board for the "story-motivated, emotional money shot."
HBO's Girls turned heads with a season-three episode that portrayed Adam (Adam Driver) ejaculating on his girlfriend.
"The biggest fight we've ever gotten in with HBO was about a cum shot, a money shot. They thought it was really gratuitous," Jenni Konner tells The Hollywood Reporter. "They begged us not to do it. We said, 'OK, fine.' Then the next year, we had a story-motivated, emotional money shot, and they let us keep it. It really felt like we all grew together."
Konner's comments came during THR's comedy showrunner roundtable, which also featured Maron's Marc Maron, Silicon Valley's Mike Judge, Mom's Chuck Lorre, Orange Is the New Black's Jenji Kohan, Parks and Recreation's Mike Schur, and Veep's Armando Iannucci.