To be shocked at Game of Thrones - it's very rude!

(233 Posts)
bettycocker Wed 10-Apr-13 11:25:47

I just got a copy of series 1 of Game of Thrones from a mate.

It's very rude. It's like Lord of the Rings, only with tits and incest. I had heard about it and thought DS 14 would enjoy something like that. After watching it myself, I think he would enjoy it a little too much.

I think it's fab, but I haven't seen any other TV series that feature so much full frontal nudity. It even has willies!

AIBU to be totally shocked at how rude it is?

ladyjadie Wed 17-Apr-13 17:52:03

Ohh I see.. Thanks Oxford! TBH I struggled to even remember what had happened!

MissSusan Wed 17-Apr-13 17:18:38

Yes it's based loosely on the war of the roses, so yeah women would have been treated really badly.
I have a huge crush on Peter Dinklage, so would not say no to a naked Tyrion.

katykuns Wed 17-Apr-13 16:30:54

I understand the annoyance at the sexualisation in GoT, but don't really get bothered about it myself, because the female characters aren't weak and weedy characters. Rather than sex being used to enslave them, they use it as a weapon... well most of them do.

Think its also meant to be inspired by medieval times, when women really were treated badly.

oh, and I also want to see Tyrion naked grin

OxfordBags Tue 16-Apr-13 12:36:27

ladyjadie, I googled last night's closing song choice, and articles say that it was deliberately used to ramp up the 'bloody hell!' factor of what happened to one of the major characters (not going to spoil it for anyone lurking who hasn't watched it) - emphasising how jarring life can be at times, etc., etc., blah blah.

ladyjadie Tue 16-Apr-13 11:46:32

ohh ok! but made to sound more modern, right? or am I just going mad?

KittyLilith Tue 16-Apr-13 10:30:43

ladyjadie They are songs from the story. This week's was The Bear and the Maiden Fair.

BegoniaBampot Tue 16-Apr-13 09:31:04

i love it too but you can't ignore that the women do a LOT more stripping than the men.

ophelia275 Tue 16-Apr-13 09:00:20

I love all the nudity, male, female whatever. It is a brilliant book/tv series and what makes it so enjoyable is that it is so unpredictable and so un pc. It's a refreshing change from all the watered down, sterile rubbish that saturates most of the channels these days.

ladyjadie Tue 16-Apr-13 08:48:41

Does anyone know why they've started putting random unfitting songs on the end credits for s3?

Badgerwife Sun 14-Apr-13 18:58:02

Having read the first three books, I'm the one who recommended to DH we get the season 1 DVD, having NO IDEA how much nudity there was going to be in the first episode alone. What with already having to find out about the incest bit I thought he might find it too much. Clearly not hmm
It's one thing to read it but quite another to watch it in all its glory. I was sooo embarrassed but he's not said a thing about it and keep going on about getting season 2. Still I can't bring myself to recommend it to anyone in RL

bettycocker Sun 14-Apr-13 18:01:23

None of the women have pubes in GoT. Did they shave them off in the olden days then?

Trills Sat 13-Apr-13 18:15:21

Yes, and if you make Dany 18 then Jon and Rob have to be the same age, as they were all born during or just after Robert and co overthrowing the Mad King.

Joffrey is more forgivable when he is just turning 13, rather than the 16 or 17 that he appears to be in the show. Slightly.

picnicbasketcase Sat 13-Apr-13 17:53:12

I saw an interview with GRRM and he said all the characters ages had to be put up by four years so they could stick to the storylines. They can't legally show a 13yo character having sex (agree they made it look non consensual when it was not in the book) even though the actress is older than that, apparently.

I've been wondering about the Jon Snow / Lyanna thing for a while now too.

YouTheCat Sat 13-Apr-13 17:23:53

Theon and Hodor have both had their bits out.

LaQueen Sat 13-Apr-13 17:18:44

Presumably men do...? But, I think the regulations concerning showing male genitalia are more strict than for women?

Lighthousekeeping Sat 13-Apr-13 17:16:43

Boardwalk Empire was the same. I had boob envy all the time.

BegoniaBampot Sat 13-Apr-13 17:11:45

so men don't get naked in brothels or when they are having sex?

LaQueen Sat 13-Apr-13 16:57:54

Naked prostitues having sex in a brothel...? Not, especially shocking is it hmm

I'd be more surprised if they were knitting, or flower arranging, to be honest grin

bettycocker Sat 13-Apr-13 15:26:41

I actually agree with you moisturiser. I also felt feminist stirings whilst watching it, but it's a good story.

Bue Sat 13-Apr-13 13:54:32

And moisturiser, I also agree. I didn't enjoy Drogo and Dany's wedding night but found it realistic and relevant to the plot. It's all the bloody brothel scenes I could really do without - most of them are gratuitous and do nothing to move the story along.

Bue Sat 13-Apr-13 13:52:18

Bloody hell, talk about spoilers!!!!! That will teach me for coming in here when I'm not all the way through the series yet sad

BegoniaBampot Sat 13-Apr-13 13:48:50

moisturiser - feel the same as you. I'm not comfortable with all the female nudity, especially some of the bordello scenes. seems nearly every female character has has to get their kit off apart from Aria, Catelyn and Sanza - two of whom are child characters. loving the show but it is very one sided.

moisturiser Sat 13-Apr-13 13:44:06

I'm going to be a real kiljoy and say I feel sad about just how explicit it is.

I like sex scenes in films, I really do, but the feminist in me just feels dismay that increasingly in showing so much graphic detail, actresses in general are going to have more pressure on them to be filmed like this. If you watch the recent utterly crap production of Labyrinth, it was the same, full nudity, graphic sex scenes. I just don't want that to become the norm and for actresses to feel like the only way to get parts is to let themselves be filmed doing this even if they're not entirely comfortable with it. I know in Series one there was one shot of a man nude too, but then the same goes for men, a great actor should be able to get a part even if they don't want to be filmed taking part in a graphic sex scene. But then I dislike how sexualised everything in general has become. I feel really sad for girls with how they have so much pressure to be sexually active early, take explicit photographs of themselves and generally be made to feel inadequate if they aren't sexy enough.

/Totally ruins thread.

Otherwise, I'm really enjoying GoT, I need to read the books.

Theenemy Sat 13-Apr-13 05:22:14

Game of thrones is shown on HBO in the U.S and is only available to subscribers, it is rated TV-MA, for mature audiences and not recommended for children under seventeen.

YouTheCat Sat 13-Apr-13 02:00:21

George R.R. Martin

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