“Game of Thrones” season 6 might be keeping you in dark about the fate of Jon Snow but one thing is for sure, that sexual violence will receive near-death experience. Apparently, all of the outcry after the “Game of Thrones” episode “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken”, where Sansa Stark got raped brutally by Ramsay Bolton has been heard!
In a recent interview with Vanity Fair, “GoT” director Jeremy Podeswa admitted that Sansa Stark’s rape scene was difficult to come to terms with. Answering to sexual assault that keeps happening on “GoT” characters, Podeswa has announced with consent of show-creators David Benoiff and D.B. Weiss, “It is important that (the producers) not self-censor. The show depicts a brutal world where horrible things happen. They did not want to be too overly influenced by that (criticism) but they did absorb and take it in and it did influence them in a way.”
In the past, Natalie Dormer, who plays the character of Margaery Tyrell had accepted that sex scenes on the show are “embarrassing” and “awkward” to film. She told Womens Health Magazine via Express UK, “It [sex scenes] never gets any less… not traumatic, that’s the wrong word, not embarrassing… it can be a bit awkward.”
In her previous interview with Mail Online, Emilia Clarke, who plays the character of Daenerys Targaryen, revealed that she cannot stand sex scenes. Clarke further explained saying, “Most sex scenes you see in films or on TV are gratuitous and they’re usually just to attract an audience. Sex scenes should be more subtle. … I’m British, so I cringe at that sort of thing anyway.”
This is not the first time, “Game of Thrones” sexual content is receiving a backlash. Author Bernard Cornwell had also in past called “Game of Thrones” sex scenes as distraction from dull storyline!
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