Lucrece wrote:It still doesn't help that Stormborn looks 15 and you see the sexual aggression from Drogo for a while, with the courtesy of dangling teenage tits. It's pretty annoying and an obvious indicator that the ones calling the shots are not women; otherwise you'd have understanding of why violent sex between a man who can benchpress the girl wouldn't be appreciated by many viewers.
But this is HBO. They will milk out ravenous sex, and hasten the appearance of lesbian sex (from book 2 I think) for the ratings.
With that said, Lena Headey is brilliant as Cersei. Damn, that's what you call a magna-PITA. Her tearful tale toward Cat was unbearably cynical and it just worked so well to depict what kind of shitty being she is.
Well, the reason the Stormborn looks 15 is cause... she's supposed to be what, 15?
And the reason that you see the sexual aggression of Drogo is because... he's sexually aggressive. Dothraki are sexually aggressive. It ain't good; they're considered savages for a variety of reasons, and that's one of them. in fact, you're not supposed to really APPROVE of anyone
in the whole durned series, cause, barring a few folks, everyone is an asshole at least some of the time. The imp is a funny dude and he's one of my favorite characters, but he's also a deranged maniac! Like everyone else.
and I believe you're being hyperbolic by implying that ANY general audience 'appreciates' violent sex between a man who can benchpress the girl. Again, even moreso than the book, it's displayed more as a heinous act than what becomes sort of loving. in the book, the love bit is there from the getgo. And not too many HBO watchers really enjoy watching rape, and just because I'm male doesn't mean I am less inclined to view rape as a horrific act.
NOW: is there too much sex in the series? I would agree with you. There's such a density of characters and a breakneck plot that I find it unconscionable, from a directorial standpoint, to have more than 5 or 10% of the episode dedicated to sex scenes & their ilk--especially when they add in LATER scenes just to fill in some space. Seriously guys? You really need FILLER? nooope.
BUT, I don't disagree with the underlying, I guess, concept that's present in the sex scenes(that's worded terribly
. I DOOOOOO disagree with the content of the sex, obviously, because, again, rape is bad. Like, pretty much entering 'as bad as you can get' territory, but I don't think rape, within the show, is being displayed as an acceptable
Whereas, from what I'm reading, it seems as though you're saying that HBO is showing these scenes and saying "Hey everyone, look! we've got rape! hooray!" or some less-absurd variety thereof. *EDITOR'S NOTE:
midnight is gonna have to do a serrious edit of it because it doesn't sound like he's particularly anti-rape. He certainly does not think that shit's kosher. and, actually, I'm just gonna leave this messy post as it stands so an enterprising individual can dissect it so midnight can more articulately explain his viewpoint. So, again, this post is like a trial run to see what people think, so then we can get to the real addressin'.