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01/24/2013 02:32 pm ET Updated Jan 24, 2013

Laurie Simmons, Lena Dunham's Mom, On Watching Her Daughter's Nude Scenes, The New Family Puppy, And How Lena Didn't Used To Be Funny

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09:  (L-R) Lena Dunham and Laurie Simmons attend the premiere of 'Girls' Season 2 hosted by HBO at NYU
NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 09: (L-R) Lena Dunham and Laurie Simmons attend the premiere of 'Girls' Season 2 hosted by HBO at NYU Skirball Center on January 9, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

A number of art-world figures were present at the intimate reception at the Greenwich Hotel, including Lena Dunham’s mother, Laurie Simmons, who spoke to VF Daily about her daughter’s early attempts at humor, the acting chops of her newly adopted dog, and watching those nude scenes in Girls.

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