If we’re not discussing who’s going to be the next Doctor, we’re talking about The Red Wedding. It’s what the internet– nay, the entire nerd world has been abuzz about since Sunday night when Game of Thrones‘ most shocking episode aired. And if you haven’t yet seen said episode, I’d go click your way somewhere else. Believe me, you don’t want to be here. What follows will not only spoil what is a genuinely great surprise, it will also sink you into a depression so deep not even back to back to back editions of Sexy Cosplay of the Week could save you.
Okay, we’re all square with discussing the big turn of events from last week’s episode, “The Rains of Castemere“, yes? Good.
Let’s begin with what is easily the most adorable and hilarious reaction to The Red Wedding, and it comes from GoT‘s own Arya, Maise Williams (caution: auto play),
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.