"Girls" fans are only three weeks into the show's sixth (and final) season, but this season's shining star is already obvious:
"Girls" star and creator Lena Dunham made it clear in past seasons that she gives no fucks about body hair.
The television world is full of perfectly waxed bodies, but Dunham and her co-stars, Jemima Kirke (who plays Jessa) and Gaby Hoffmann (who plays Adam sister, Caroline), have proudly put their full bushes on display throughout the series' run.
But season six is different.
Although the show has never shied away from showing off a pube or two (Hannah once flashed her boss at work and then famously remarked, "It helped that my bush was at full capacity right now"), this season's pubic hair demands attention.
Season six opened with Dunham's character, Hannah, talking about actress Shailene Woodley's special "beauty secret" with her editor.
"Shailene Woodley likes to go to a private area, open her vagina, and let the sun in. And that’s how she gets her glow," Hannah told her editor in episode one. "So when she goes to, like, the 'Insurgent' premiere, that’s not makeup. That’s sun in her pussy.”
Naturally, Hannah wanted to try "sunning her pussy," too.
As she sat outside on a balcony in the Hamptons, Hannah shamelessly slid her bathing suit to the side and let her not-so-private regions soak up the summer sun.
Her pubic hair was unapologetically front and center.
Then in a separate scene, Hannah's pubic hair actually became the topic of conversation.
Actor Riz Ahmed of "The Night Of" played Paul-Louis, Hannah's Hamptons love interest.
After a night of wild dancing (and boozy slushie drinking), Hannah and Paul-Louis hooked up. The next morning, Hannah leaned over the top bunk of Paul-Louis' bunk bed to throw up her potent daquiris. Still completely naked, she crawled down the ladder and attempted to clean up the mess.
“Oh shit, you know what? You’ve got a lot of pubic hair,” Paul-Louis noted as Hannah wiped down the floor.
Hannah picked up on her hookup's disapproving tone.
“What the fuck did you just say?” she demanded.
“No, I just noticed because I’ve seen a lot of different bushes around the world," Paul-Louis tried to explain. "That’s just like... totally it’s own style."
But Hannah brilliantly shut down the hair hater by reminding him that body hair is completely normal and natural.
“For your information, this is what adult women look like when they’re using their pubic hair the way that, like, whatever, the lord intended. Which is to protect their vaginas. So thank you for pointing that out.”
Hannah's clapback was perfectly complemented by an earlier scene which featured Jessa sitting on Adam's couch, casually eating yogurt naked.
Jessa ate her yogurt and candidly chatted away with her buddy, Ray — totally unfazed by the fact that she was exposing her bush to someone who wasn't even her intimate partner.
Dunham's approach to female body hair — and women's bodies in general — is refreshing.
Her special brand of white feminism aside, Dunham admirably challenges society's notions of what is considered acceptable and "beautiful" — both on-screen and in real life.
"There's a place for us all in popular culture to be recognized as beautiful," she reminded her followers on Instagram earlier this year.
Dunham understands that it's important to see all types of grooming practices depicted on television.
Seeing pubic hair on-screen dispels the myth that women maintain their bikini lines to please men.
Dunham and several of her costars clearly prefer to keep their pubic hair. But how you choose to maintain your private areas is your business — no one else's.
Whether a woman is "bare" or has hair down there shouldn't be a big deal either way.
We're entering a new age of pubic-hair acceptance.
The body-hair movement revolves around the fact that a woman's unshaven bikini lines don't need to be censored — and for many women, natural hair growth is something they feel should be embraced, not hidden.
Bring on the pubes, "Girls."