What isn’t there to love about Game of Thrones? Epic scale, a huge cast, beloved source material, amazing actors, glorious violence, and one other thing, hardcore nudity! The, um, relaxed standards of HBO are indeed a – ahem – beautiful thing, but Thrones actor Stephen Dillane says it’s par for the course, because you might come (ban pun) for the nudity, but you stay for one of the most compelling and lively series currently on TV. (more…)
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Game of Thrones, as anyone who has seen at least one episode knows, is no stranger to presenting its actors and, more often, its actresses in the buff. If there’s not at least one pair of boobs per episode, one begins to scratch their head and wonder if a scene got cut. Pretty much every lead actress of legal age has taken their clothes off at one time or another and most have little issue with it (at least publically). One actress, however, has said that she’s getting tired of it.
The declaration comes via a second-hand source in the form of actress Natalia Tena (AKA Osha) who had this to say:
One of the girls in the show who got her kit off the most in the first couple of seasons now doesn’t at all because she said, ‘I want to be known for my acting not for my breasts.’
Of course, there are many differing opinions on the matter. Oona Chaplin (AKA Talisa Maegyr) expressed her own view on whether nudity is worth it or not:
If it’s done in a beautiful way, in a way that honours the female form, then I’m always happy to see it. The objectification lies in the eye of the beholder, just like beauty. I’m really comfortable getting my kit off, so, if they want to, I’m like, ‘yeah, bring it, I’m naked, no problem.’
Though it’s certainly true that the ladies are naked on the show, there’s no shortage of man-junk hanging free either. Still, it raises the question of how much of what HBO puts into the show is really necessary and how much of it is just to keep people watching (and ogling).
Opinions from the peanut gallery? More boobs, less boobs? More man-tackle? Should everyone just get it over with and do the whole damn show naked?
Thanks to The Mary Sue for the heads-up.
There has been much ado about the naughty doings during HBO’s Game of Thrones, but is there really too much? The Huffington Post did a little digging and in the just over 20 hours of content, (That covers both seasons of Game of Thrones) they only found 16 minutes of nudity and sex scenes in the lot. Let’s do the math.
20 hours equals 1200 minutes.
Divide that into the 16 minutes and you get – 1.33%
That’s not too high a percentage overal. Check out the video below when you get home from work. Below it is the Saturday Night Live sketch that made fun of the origin and amount of nudity in Game of Thrones.