Game of Thronesa semipopular show with a non-rabid fan base, can be…a lot. Like, everything about the whole show is completely extra: the costumes, the battles, the sex— especially the sex. So much sex.
This post contains frank discussion of several plot points from Season 8, Episode 2 of Game of Thrones. But without question the most adult moment of the episode belonged to Maisie Williams as Arya Stark, who has come a long way from the girl we knew and made sure to get exactly what she needed on what might have been her last night on earth. Nudity and sexuality are nothing new on Game of Thronesbut female- driven sexuality has been fairly rare.
Think of it as our love letter to, well, love. In the earliest, most technologically limited days of video games, developers concocted the simplest of designs, leading to some extremely efficient, iconic creations. There were the balls and paddles of Pongthe spaceships of Space Invadersthe asteroids of Asteroidsall of which conveyed so much with so little. Like with all kinds of media, horny creators saw the potential in video games, a medium which offered a level of interaction that was unlike anything else that came before it.
You know, plumbers dodging barrels and such. As time moved forward, however, so did the medium. The stories got darker, the action got more violent, and sex started to pop up everywhere.
Most Game of Thrones fans would argue that the show is much more than its stigma of being nothing more than just sex, swords, and dragons. There's medieval political intrigue, complex characters with unexpected arcs, genre-bending themes, and, yeah lots of sex, too. In the early seasons, Thrones used sex and nudity as a way to draw in fans who might not normally be interested in a complex fantasy saga.
Thanks to HBO's "the more naked people, the better" policy, Game of Thrones has gotten to explore some boundary-pushing sex scenes—and not all of them are without controversy. They're the ones that are gorgeously filmed, sex-positive, and a break from the norm. Here's the best of the best, which we went ahead and rated on a scale of dracarys dragonfire flames, because we are unabashed nerds.
Dany and Jon have an important parentage-related chat in the Winterfell crypt. Davos makes a big pot of stew. For some viewersthat sex scene was uncomfortable.
Game of Thrones. The HBO adaptation of George RR Martin's novel was full of some of the most sensual, and most disgusting, sexual encounters ever committed to film. Beyond the proliferation of it, did it serve any purpose?