Many of the people who have already tuned into the second episode of Game of Thrones season eight were left feeling more than just a little shocked when they saw the youngest Stark sister getting down and dirty with her mate Gendry. But it turns out Maisie Williams was also pretty surprised herself when she found out about the scene, admitting she thought it was a wind-up. Credit: HBO.
Her work has also appeared in Huffington Post. If you say you don't watch Game of Thrones for the flashes of magnificent knight butt and frequent corset-dropping, you're lying. Sure, it's the biggest budget production in the history of television, features award-winning acting, stirring moments of cinematography, and illuminating character studies, but if we're honest with ourselves, we're in it for the full frontal.
Game of Thrones has been known to push the envelope in many directions over the years. But for some reason—perhaps because of all the new viewers jumping on for Season 8—the image of a teenaged Arya Stark having sex with her longtime crush, Gendry Baratheon, on possibly their last night on earth seems to have ruffled more feathers than incest, patricide, the undead, and genocide ever have. You can listen to the full episode here.
I actually went up to [them] and thanked them. That, in itself, is so antifeminist. Women hating on other women is just the problem.
What makes a sex scene sexy? More to the point, what makes a sex scene good? A number of sex-positive, LGBTQ-friendly, and otherwise forward-thinking filmmakers have directed scenes that are as steamy as they are moving.
It really did that. And no one thought it wasn't weird. The White Walkers are approaching with their army of the dead, humanity itself is on the line, and Arya's plotline was to lose her virginity.
Warning: Spoilers ahead for "Game of Thrones" season seven. But the moment was dampened with the simultaneously awkward and thrilling shots of Jon Snow and his aunt, Daenerys Targaryen, having sex for the first time. Harington is now engaged to Rose Leslie — the girlfriend he was referencing above.
From stuck Q-tips to embarrassing vocal performances, Sunday's episode of "Girls" had its fair share of cringe-worthy moments, but the most memorable and controversial scene was the horrible -- and possibly non-consensual -- sex Adam Adam Driver had with Natalia Shiri Appleby. If sh-t happens, why not shoot it? That's why they call it shooting the sh-t," he said.