So let’s get this straight: it’s not controversial enough to have incestuous sex next to your dead son. It has to be incestuous rape next to your dead son for it to work on TV.
The two guys who run Game of Thrones seem to be the dramatic, produced material versions of the Bumfights guy. If you don’t remember him, he basically paid homeless people small amounts of cash, booze or bread to do way more whacked out shit than Jackass and then marketed a DVD series of it.
ITS WAY CRAZIER THAN JACKASS, GUYS.
I haven’t even touched on misogyny, yet, either. Is there some reason if it’s a book, we can have strong female characters and if it’s TV OH SHIT BETTER RAPE THEM AND TAKE THAT FUCKIN’ POWER AWAY. CAN’T BE HAVING THAT. POWERFUL WOMEN MEANS HAVING EXPENSIVE CLOTHES AND PURSES, NOT AGENCY. CAN’T BE CHALLENGING THAT, OH NO.
Cersei is a looney, no doubts there. A delusional, paranoid looney. But she gets what she wants, she exercises power. It may not be right (or smart) but she does (holy shit a 3D character without a penis! but how!?). You don’t rape her. It doesn’t happen. You try, you lose your dick.
Also, Jamie really really really really isn’t a fucking rapist. He lost a hand, the one he considered to be what made him useful, to prevent the rape of a woman he barely knew. He’s not an amazing person - but he’s a pretty okay one who wants to be an amazing person. If you’re anything above “terrible,” you’re not a rapist. Rapist auto-lowers that.
And now on the show, he’s a terrible person. Complete deviation from the established character. For what? For soap-opera level controversy. I didn’t say anything about this immediately because I’m mad enough not to be able to make sense. This isn’t a real write-up, this is just mad rambling. I’m not making concise points, I’m just pissed.
What is that point? Why do this when it’s already so obvious that such random (yet dire) changes to the story piss people off so much. Then like… the director of the episode tries to pretend it’s obviously consensual!?
She’s yelling “NO.” What the fuck does that say to people? “GUYS WHEN SHE YELLS NO THAT MEANS YES BECAUSE YOUR FAVORITE SHOW DOES IT THAT WAY. JUST FUCK HER. NIKE.”