Lily Tomlin: 'Girls' Is 'Too Sexually Focused,' Needs 'More Range'

03/18/2013 04:15 pm ET

Lily Tomlin doesn't have a "profound judgement" about "Girls," but she does have an issue with how sexual the Lena Dunham series is.

"I think it’s too sexually focused. I think it should have a little more range," Tomlin told Vanity Fair. "But the sexuality is what is going to bring the big audience, and a lot of young girls, I suppose, puzzling over what to do and what not to do or how to do it. Life is very different from the time when I was 20 and the time Lena is ..."

Tomlin, who calls herself a feminist, said one of the fallouts of feminism is girls have become more accessible. "Maybe not wisely accessible. A lot of young girls -- they’re expected to give blow jobs now. Young, young girls, as far as I can perceive. Maybe 12 or 13 years old. I mean, that’s a rite of passage, I suppose," Tomlin said. "As a feminist, I don’t want those girls to be used. Maybe they love giving blow jobs, I don’t know. Maybe they do? But I don’t think you really love giving boys in general blow jobs without any feeling to someone you’re not close to. I don’t try to speak for people that young. I’m not that young anymore. But my own sense of self -- I wouldn’t give myself away that easily."

Another feminist icon sang the show's praises. "I am so relieved to see real people saying real words and wearing real clothes," Gloria Steinem told Vulture about "Girls."

Mia Farrow is also a fan of the series. Farrow regularly takes to Twitter to sing the show's praises.

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