Move over, Lena Dunham.
"[I wish I had created] Hannah on 'Girls,'" Murphy said. "That show to me fits the real description of 'never judge a show by its pilot' -- and I’m only basing this on the discussions that have happened in my writers' rooms, because I loved that show unapologetically from the beginning -- but a lot of people in my life were like, 'I don’t like her, she’s so unsympathetic, she’s so spoiled,' and now by the tenth episode they’re completely in and will follow her anywhere."
Not being a 26-year-old girl probably had something to do with Murphy's inability to create Hannah Horvath, but he's right about one thing: From racism to nepotism, the HBO series has suffered a great deal of backlash in its 10 short episodes.
"[The race issue] is a hard issue to speak to because all I want to do is sound sensitive and not say anything that will horrify anyone or make them feel more isolated," Dunham told Terry Gross on NPR's "Fresh Air." "But I did write something that was super-specific to my experience, and I always want to avoid rendering an experience I can't speak to accurately."