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Emilia Clarke’s take on Game of Thrones being called a sexist show

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Emilia Clarke's take on Game of Thrones being called a sexist show

Since the beginning of the show, women’s portrayal in Game of Thrones has been constantly in question and has been surrounded by controversy. A report that came almost a month before game of thrones talks about Emilia Clarke’s take on the women’s portrayal on the show. In an interview to the EW magazine, Emilia said, “It pains me to hear people taking Thrones out of context with an anti-feminist spin.” Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen on the show added that “ultimately show’s women are not only equal but have a lot of strength.”

Game of thrones is a show which works on brutality, gore and tell-tales rather than sexism and anti-feminism but some people clearly fail to understand that. There have been various complaints about how the female characters in Game of thrones have been sexualized in order to twist the plot. The scene that have sparked most hullabaloo till date is the wedding night rape scene of Sansa by Ramsay Bolton. In spite of the scene not being graphic, it ignited a discussion about the constantly prevailing sexism on the show.

Emilia Clarke's take on Game of Thrones being called a sexist show

It’s true that women on the show have been used as sexual tools but there are also women on the show who are extremely powerful and have an immense strength of character. To generalize the entire show as being sexist is a foolish thing to do since Game of Thrones have some of the most powerful portrayal of women on Television.

Even in Emilia’s words,“There are women depicted as sexual tools, women who have zero rights, women who are queens but only to a man, and then there are women who are literally unstoppable and as powerful as you can possibly imagine.” Thus, to say that it’s a sexist show takes away from genuine portrayal of women as and in the world of Westeros and Essos.







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Sophie Turner, Joe Jonas and daughter Willa photographed in public for the first time

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The year 2020 has been the Red Wedding for everyone around the world. Looking at the current scenario, stepping out of quarantine seems to be a big risk. People are cautious and suspicious of each other, scared of contamination. Under such dire conditions, normal life sounds like a fantasy. Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner and husband Joe Jonas are trying hard to give their new-born daughter a normal life.

The young couple went out for a walk with their daughter Willa in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Turner was seen in a T-shirt and black leggings, while Jonas was rocking the buzzcut he dyed pink for Breast Cancer Awareness Month while. They were pushing Willa in a black baby carriage.

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Both the high-profile parents were keeping it low-key and were wearing properly secured black face masks. Since becoming parents in July 2020, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner have been focusing more on their baby and less on sharing details of their private life.

Sophie earlier made headlines with an Instagram post, when she brought a prop from Game of Thrones set back home. She welcomed the wooden Throne of Winterfell at her home, which had an intricately carved dire-wolf on it.

Turner and Jonas are trying their best to be good parents for little Willa. Feel free to express your good wishes for their cute family in the comments below!







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Kristofer Hivju (Tormund from Game of Thrones) has a new look

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Every TV show or movie has that one person who lights up the screen on their entrance. Game of ThronesTormund Giantsbane, played by Kristopher Hivju, was one such character who’s loved by fans for his hilarious puns and looks worldwide.

Kristofer Hivju turned in heads on Instagram with a picture of his new look. Fans were shocked to see a beardless Tormund Giantsbane. Hivju had rocked the beard ever since he auditioned for the role. The beard was an essential part of his wildling look.

Earlier this year, Hivju was tested positive for Coronavirus. He has recovered quickly after spending weeks in quarantine with his wife. The Game of Thrones star is participating in the PCS Open, a Professional Disc Golf Association B tournament in Norway. He apparently shaved his beard ahead of the contest.

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However, Kristofer has assured his fans that his beard is coming back soon. The head of Brienne of Tarth fan club is well-known for growing a lush beard rather quickly. When he first came to shoot for the show, it took only 4 months and 17 days for him to grow a full-red beard!

Hivju’s Tormund Giantsbane was one of the most loved characters in the TV series. What are your thoughts about his new look? Let us know in the comments below!







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Nikolaj Coster-Waldau hosts Reddit AmA about charity, skips Game of Thrones questions

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Game of Thrones’ cast has been known to donate to charity from time to time. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, who played Jaime Lannister on the show has been working as a goodwill ambassador for UNDP for the past 4 years. He recently launched a platform for grassroots giving called Dandi.

Waldau did a Reddit AmA about the charitable website. It is natural for Game of Thrones fans all around the world to shower him with questions about the show and his character. The actor chose to avoid all such questions.

I am actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau. You may remember me as Jaime Lannister on GoT… I’ve just launched a platform for grassroots giving called Dandi. AMA! from IAmA

Nikolaj however was happy to answer questions about his fellow cast members. He answered one of the hilarious questions about him and Pilou Asbaek (Euron Greyjoy) planning a Danish takeover of Hollywood in secret. (Check out how they celebrated Danish independence day)

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Coster-Waldau also explained to one of his Indian fans, the inspiration for the name of his website.

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Some Game of Thrones fans couldn’t hold themselves back. They began to post funny puns and comments related to the show. Waldau answered none.

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Nikolaj explained his work as a UNDP goodwill ambassador.

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When your favorite stars take a step towards making the world a better place, it is surely a soothing sight. What do you think about his initiative? Tell us in the comments below!

 







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