‘Game of Thrones’ Star, Stephen Dillane,Compares Show’s Nudity To 70s German Porn

Posted Friday, January 17th, 2014 06:00 pm GMT -5 by

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Everyone knows that there is a good amount of nudity in ‘Game of Thrones’. While they’ve certainly decreased the amount of gratuitous nakedness on the show since the first season, studies have shown that there’s still enough that one might easily confuse the HBO fantasy series based on the works of George R.R. Martin with the porn parody ‘Game of Bones’. Well, not only does it make some of the viewing audience uncomfortable, it appears that some cast members are a bit uneasy when it comes to all the bare bodies on the show as well.

In an interview with Huffington Post, a member of the royal family takes issue with all the nudity contained in ‘Game of Thrones’. Stephen Dillane, who plays Stannis Baratheon, admits that all that just isn’t for him:

“I’m a bit old for it. It doesn’t particularly appeal to me, reminds me of German porn from the 1970s. But I presume it serves a purpose, and the merits of the show far outweigh my concerns on that score.”

However, he does appreciate the series’ depiction of power and the struggle to attain or keep it:

“I think it’s an accurate and truthful reflection of how power operates, in different societies, and the relatively small part love and affection play in things. It’s a dark view of the human condition that is quite refreshing to see on screen.”

Since season one, ‘Game of Thrones’ has gone down from having sexually explicit scenes in 10 out of 10 episodes to 5 out of 10 episodes in season three. As the show prepares for it’s fourth season premiere, do you think that the showrunners will continue the trend of utilizing nudity only when necessary? And do you agree with Dillane’s stance on the subject? Let us know in the comments below.

‘Game of Thrones’ returns to HBO on Sunday, April 6, 2014 at 9:00pm.

  • Glenna Gould Wheatley

    I totally agree with him. Perhaps I’m a bit old fashioned but particularly since the scenes usually also involve torture, I find them quite disturbing. While I have no familiarity with German 70′s porn, I will take his word, for that statement. Regardless, the show is remarkable. I can deal with the nudity.

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