Fifty percent of you would be lying if you said you stuck at watching the first half of Season One of the HBO show because you "wanted to know what happened with character development". I mean, nowhere else on TV do you get so much gratuitous humping. Every Sunday night would begin with a couple of shots of jiggling jugs, a healthy dose of girl-on-girl dry humping, and some good old doggie-style fornication... And - quite clearly - we loved it.
But while it's no secret that George R. R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" series is rather full of sexual shenanigans, other aspects of the show have also brought some sexual equality to the mix: like the depiction of Renly Baratheon and Loras Tyrell's sexual affair in Season Two.
When asked why such a thing was not made as visually explicit in the novels, Martin explained that he was actually more limited in his ability to tell the myriad stories than the TV shows because of his viewpoint-styled chapters. He explained, via The Guardian, that:
Because none of the viewpoint characters are gay, there are no explicit gay sex scenes in the early books. "A television show doesn't have those limitations," he said. "Will that change? It might. I've had letters from fans who want me to present particularly an explicit male sex scene – most of the letters come from women."
But he added: "I'm not going to do it just for the sake of doing it. If the plot lends itself to that, if one of my viewpoint characters is in a situation, then I'm not going to shy away from it, but you can't just insert things because everyone wants to see them.
"It is not a democracy. If it was a democracy, then Joffrey [the sadistic boy king] would have died much earlier than he did."
At least he's leaving the door open for having one of the viewpoint characters in the last couple novels be someone who's either gay or witnesses some activity. I'm just gutted it's too late for Renly...
What do you think about the gratuitous Game of Thrones sex scenes?
(Source: The Guardian)