It’s no secret that Game of Thrones has a lot of nude scenes jam-packed into the show. From Season One, we’ve been given steamy sex scenes, lots of boobs and some sweet, sweet man-butt. Seeing as HBO is a not network cable and is subscription based (aka you pay for it), they can get away with anything they want. And, while we’re all aware of how much nudity the show has, we still act shocked whenever we see a Jon Snow butt appear on our screens – so much so, we can’t stop talking about it. But Emilia Clarke, who plays our beloved Mother of Dragons, is sick and tired of hearing everyone focus on the nudity and not on the actual art of the show. In a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar, she opened up about how annoyed she’s gotten over the years.
“I’m starting to get really annoyed about this stuff now because people say, ‘Oh, yeah, all the porn sites went down when Game of Thrones came back on.’
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She continued to say:
“I’m like, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale?’ I fucking love that show, and I cried when it ended because I couldn’t handle not seeing it. That is all sex and nudity. There are so many shows centered around this very true fact that people reproduce.”
She also added:
“People fuck for pleasure—it’s part of life.”
She’s absolutely right. It’s time we stop making such a huge deal about sex and nudity on screen. When we sensationalize it, we put the actors and actresses into a box and define them for the rest of their careers. It takes courage and bravery to show your naked body on screen and it should be celebrated as art, not mocked as pornography. Far too often we make such a huge deal about nudity and sex that these actors suffer in their careers due to this. Casting directors don’t want to book them for certain roles or parts in fear they won’t match up due to a previous bat with nudity on screen. You wouldn’t want people to tell you how to do your job, so let’s let the professionals do their thing, ok y’all?