In 1st season of "Game of Thrones," a young Targaryen was coerced into marriage to Khal Drogo, and forced to consummate their union on their wedding night.
The popular HBO show “Game of Thrones” has always been under attack for its depiction of women.
The attacks became aggressive after last season’s controversial rape scene which saw Sansa Stark raped on her wedding night by sadistic husband Ramsay Bolton.
In season one of show, Emilia Clarke who plays Mother of Dragons on show, was coerced into marriage to Dothraki warlord Khal Drogo, and forced to consummate their union on their wedding night.
In an interview with Glamour Magazine, Clarke spoke on her controversial season one rape scene, and how it affected her character.
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"Well, Daenerys and Khal Drogo’s arranged marriage, and the customary rape that followed – ask George RR Martin why he did that, ’cause that’s on him,” she told Glamour Magazine. “But I thought the consensual sex she has thereafter was genius.”
“She is physically saying, 'You can’t rape me again. I’m going to be in control and show you something you’ve never seen before. At the heart of it, we’re telling a story; you need that part of the story to feel empathy for Daenerys. You see her attacked by her brother, raped by her husband, and then going, ‘F--- all of you, I’m gonna rule the world.’ That’s where we are now."
Clarke’s character, Daenerys Targarye (Mother of Dragons) was last seen in season five finale, surrounded by a swarm of Dothraki soldiers.
The fifth season of show came to an end in June 2014 with the epic death of Jon Snow. Emilia Clarke recently revealed that her ideal "Game of Thrones" plotline involved 'close-ups of all the boys' penises.'
"Game of Thrones" returns for a new season on April 24.
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