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    “‘Game Of Thrones’ Was Too Close To Oversexualising Women”: Aegon Actor Tom Glynn-Carney Comments On ‘House Of The Dragon’ N*dity And Sex Scenes

    Fire and blood may still be the lifeblood of Westeros. However, it seems House of the Dragonmight be toning down a certain aspect that was a hallmark of its predecessor, Game of Thrones.’

    Tom Glynn-Carney, the actor portraying Aegon Targaryen, recently offered some interesting comments regarding the show’s portrayal of female characters and their sexuality. His words hint at a potential shift in how ‘House of the Dragon’ approaches intimacy on screen.

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    Tom Glynn-Carney Discusses ‘House of the Dragon’s’ Approach to Sex

    Tom Glynn-Carney as Aegon Targaryen in House of the Dragon
    Tom Glynn-Carney as Aegon Targaryen in House of the Dragon

    Game of Thrones’ had a well-documented problem with gratuitous nudity and sexual violence. While some scenes served the narrative, others felt exploitative and unnecessary. Glynn-Carney acknowledges this, stating in an interview with People that “maybe ‘Game of Thrones’ was too close to over sexualizing women.” This is a refreshing perspective coming from within the production itself. 

    Additionally, this shift in focus aligns with a growing trend in television. Audiences are becoming increasingly critical of gratuitous nudity and are demanding more complex portrayals of women. ‘HOTD’ seems to be taking note, prioritizing character development and compelling narratives over shock value.

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    Can ‘House Of The Dragon’ Completely Avoid Depicting Sexual Power-play?

    Rhaenyra Targaryen in House of the Dragon

    Probably not. However, the key will be to handle these scenes with nuance and avoid resorting to cheap exploitative tactics. Sex and power are undeniably intertwined in the world of Westeros. Marriage alliances, seduction, and manipulation are all part of the Game of thrones.  

    Additionally, Glynn-Carney’s comments offer a glimmer of hope for a more nuanced portrayal of women in ‘House of the Dragon.’ There are ways to portray sex and power dynamics authentically without resorting to gratuitous nudity. Focusing on the emotional manipulation, the psychological consequences, and the power struggles at play can create a far richer and more compelling narrative. 

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