In Girls 1. Given its representational rarity and father-daughter discomfort, this penis shot may provoke a surprised gasp or laugh of commiseration, but ultimately it departs from indulging the symptomatic anxiety Lehman diagnoses: Tad is not the butt of a penis-size or any joke; his virility is not impugned; his character is sympathetic and relatable. Thanks so much for this It's noteworthy that both the Girls and Top of the Lake examples involve physical vulnerability, a sense of the fragility of existing within a material body, that crosses gender lines. Any of us could collapse, be attacked, be photographed without our knowledge or consent. At least for the male viewer, female nudity is too easily seen as "other;" perhaps, in our deeply unequal world, only male nudity is able to bring viewers to an awareness of our shared physical vulnerability.