Matt Smith, who plays Daemon Targaryen in House of the Dragon, finds so many sex scenes in the series unnecessary.
the premiere of House of the Dragon is just around the corner, and although the series promises to be a spinoff Worthy of game of Thronessome of his actors consider that there are elements of his story that are unnecessary.
Such is the case of its protagonist. Matt Smith, who pointed out during an interview with rolling stone that House of The Dragon It has too many sexually explicit scenes, compared to the books written by George RR Martin.
You end up wondering “Do we really need another sex scene? And they tell you: ‘Yes, we need it’. She leaves you thinking, ‘What are they doing? Are they adapting the books or watering them down to represent the time it’s set in?” And I think their job should be to truthfully and honestly represent the books as they were written.”
Smithwho plays the Prince Daemon Targaryen in the series, he explained that his character has several intimate scenes but it could be good news for the fans who “enjoy Smith without his shirt on”, added the actor.
However, this is not the first discussion about sexual scenes in House of the Dragon. We tell you why it is a current issue and what other members of the production think about it.
A discussion about sex and violence
The sex scenes in House of the Dragon They have become an important debate between production and the media, despite the fact that the series has not yet premiered. Well, it is known that its predecessor, Game of Thrones, was largely characterized by including explicit sexual scenes throughout its seasons. However, although such scenes will be taken into account, the writer and executive producer of the show, Sarah Hess, explained that it will not represent any type of sexual violence against women.
“We don’t shy away from the fact that our female leads in the first half of the show are coerced and manipulated into doing the bidding of grown men. Which is not necessarily done by those who we would define as rapists or abusers, but often “well-intentioned” men who cannot see that what they are doing is traumatic and oppressive, because the system in which they live normalizes it. It’s less obvious than rape but just as insidious, albeit in a different way.”
For his part, the co-showrunner of House of the DragonMiguel Sapochnik said that the spinoff he had no intention of retracting the representations of sexual violence, considering them an important issue given the time and situation of his characters.
“We are not afraid to talk about it. In any case, we are going to shed light on that aspect. The violence that men exerted on women at that time cannot be ignored. It must not be minimized and it must not be glorified.”
Although both opinions contradict each other, the new declaration of matt smith I could predict that the show will indeed include quite a few sexual scenes. However, it seems that the producer and writer of the show will take care that these shots are not triggering for the female audience.
What do cinephiles and cinephiles think?