Emilia Clarke’s Game of Thrones sex scenes were previously stated to be a thing she couldn’t stand. The actress took to Instagram to set the record straight, and clarify how she really feels.
It was a statement widely circulated by Daily Mail that Emilia is now denying, having stated that she “can’t stand” sex scenes. In a previous report by the Inquisitr, she’d said she felt the “sex scenes should be more subtle.”
Clarke has since revealed that she was allegedly trapped in an interview with a news entity she hadn’t agreed to speak with. Her words had been taken out of context, and applied to her performance on the popular TV series based on the writings of George R.R. Martin.
In Game of Thrones, the subjects of nudity and rape are commonplace, and women’s naked bodies are seemingly everywhere. Even the “dead” ones don’t get any level of privacy as they litter the grounds, as reported by MTV. One of the most famous of those involved in rape scenes is the “mother of dragons.”
According to Entertainment Weekly, Emilia Clarke explained on Instagram what she was really talking about in the viral news article.
“I was followed into a party by a journalist who asked me a question about female empowerment and then quoted me entirely out of context for an outlet I didn’t agree to speak with. So I feel now, with the beauty of Instagram I should clarify my statements, if for nothing else than for posterity. In drama, if a nude scene forwards a story or is shot in a way that adds insight into characters, I’m perfectly fine with it. Sometimes explicit scenes are required and make sense for the characters/story, as they do in Westeros. If it’s gratuitous for gratuitous sake, then I will discuss with a director on how to make it more subtle. In either case, like a good Mother of Dragons, I’m always in control.”
It seems Emilia Clarke’s Game of Thrones sex scenes are perfectly fine with her, as long as it’s pertinent to the character. If it’s just blatant nudity for no reason, that’s where she draws the proverbial line, and barters for something less blatant. For a character who can command dragons, and is often seen with a dragon on her shoulder, Clarke’s Khaleesi is the most likely symbol of female empowerment.
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