Writing off a show simply because it has sex scenes has got to be one of the silliest things I've heard of. As has been mentioned the sex scenes are depicted as natural acts and are not there simply there to be there, like in porn. It's not as if someone repairs a cart and they start going at it, like in porn. Give me an example of when a sex scene has ever added anything of value to a story, except for porn.
What's so bad about corn syrup? It's natural; corn's a fruit and syrup comes from a bush.
Ah, the western mentality.
I hope that is not your first impression of West Coasters, because we love this stuff.
(Not to speak for everyone from California, of course, only people I know that watch Game of Thrones.)
No, I was talking about global hemispheres in general. Overall, the U.S. is typically OK with violence, but prudish, whereas in the UK, it's the opposite.
Well, from living here, what I see is that the US is not prudish at all, when it comes to violence and swear words -- just nudity. We can have someone killing another person while calling them every name in the book, but God forbid if they are nude while doing it. For Shame, foooor shaaaaame.
That's my impression, anyway. I can't speak for the UK though. Never been there.
Being "prudish" doesn't mean what you think it means.
Setz is using Prude in the mannerism of those uncomfortable around sexuality or nudity.
From my dictionary:
Prude: a person who is easily shocked or offended by things that do not shock or offend other people.
Sorry if I misunderstood what Setz was trying to say. Then yes, he is correct about the majority of the U.S. (mostly the bible belt).
Here is my stance on this.
I prefer my movies and television shows to be within the creator's vision and not the networks' vision. If adding naked women and having gay orgies is part of that original vision, then so be it. But when networks begin censoring or adding things to attract different audiences, I get a little annoyed. The additions come off as superfluous and it usually take away from what that show or film is supposed to be doing.
One example of a movie that uses sex scenes "properly" is The Wolf of Wall Street. That movie did not just have these scenes to attract horny men. The movie showed the lifestyle of this Wall Street broker in every possible way. The entire lifestyle was based on pleasure and getting it often. This includes a lot of sex and drugs. If the sex scenes were not there, the movie would have been very different and the effect on the viewer would have been lighter. It was awkward watching what was near soft-core porn with my mother, however.
When the corporation behind a film begins taking hold and ruining the film through changes and additions, it becomes worse. Star Wars, for example. Jar Jar was added as a comedic relief for the very young viewers. And many things in these movies are built with the toy market in mind. Cars, for example.
If GoT does better because of the sex scenes, then that is good for its intended audience. If it is added to attract horny old men who have not discovered the internet pron industry, then I question the necessity of the scenes.
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Also to be clear Im not offended by sex or nudity I just find it stupid and distracting in a tv show. Thats it. Deal with it. I find anything overdone to be annoying, excessive violence, crude language for the sake of being offense. Just makes the product look like a try hard.
That's why I won't watch this garbage of a show.. It needs to hvae a petition to be taken off the air and for good.. No more of this crap..
You'll be waiting for a while until you see the end of the show. I could very well see Game Of thrones become the next Sopranos. It's also the most pirated show on tv as of right now..so there's that too.
Let me get this straight....
You guys get offended.... at nudity/softcore porn on a PREMIUM network, THAT YOU PAY FOR?
Here's a solution.... STOP PAYING FOR IT or STOP WATCHING IT.
But I guess you guys have NO PROBLEM with the gratuitous violence..... Where is the consistency here?
Game of Thrones is based off the book(s), and if you actually READ the book, the sex scenes are actually more graphic than what is depicted in the show.
The SHOW is meant to be an almost direct adaptation to the book.
If you're offended by watching it with other people, including your kids.... either stop watching it... OR, record it and watch it when you're alone or your kids are away.
My mother has issues with watching anything to do with snakes, vampires, and most gratuitous violence... She'll never watch Walking Dead with me thats for sure.
OBVIOUSLY they're hiring porn actresses to perform in these sex scenes or actually do some acting because they're experience with being a sex worker goes with the original art/scope of the mythos of the books. So what?
If you're upset/offended by it..... And yet you're still watching it.... YOU have some issues to work out.
I get you so horked up