*May Contain Spoilers*
Seven facts, seven kingdoms... See what I did there? No, okay never mind. Anyway, with season 6 of HBO'S spectacular Game of Thrones fast approaching, I thought I would share some strange facts about everybody's beloved show. I'm going to need some milk of the poppy to kept my excitement at bay!
Pornstars a Plenty
While it may not come as a surprise to some viewers, as there is a surplus of erotic content here, but there are several women that work as pornstars on the in show! So, during season 4 the show's producers cast a number of genuine adult film stars, including Jessica Jenson and Samantha Bentley, who are winners of the Adult Video News award for Best Group Sex Scene, pretty impressive right? Australian amateur porn actress Aeryn Walker was also cast as one of Craster's many wives! The most popular succubus probably being Sibel Kekilli, who has played Shae since the beginning. Who could blame her? I've heard a Lannister always pays their debts after all...
You can buy your own Iron Throne!
A few years ago, HBO put up a replica of the Iron Throne for $30,000! To date no one has bought the life-size ass shredder, but in 2013 a woman had exactly the right idea what to do with it if somebody did.
This woman put an ad out on Craigslist to utilise a replica Iron Throne. She imagined a scenario in which she, playing Daenerys Targaryen who had just conquered Westeros, would command a lucky fellow, clad in a Robb stark costume to service her like the filthy Khaleesi she is. If you're longing to fulfil this urge, i have good news as a representative from HBO Corporate Affairs told EW;
“We’ve had multiple inquiries about purchasing one but haven’t sold any yet.”
Great! now any of you can own a throne and use it to seduce another. If the 30k price mark is abit too steep, don't fret people, if you still wish to live out your disgusting Westeros themed fantasies, maybe this is more up your street.
The Queen of England can't rule Westeros
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip have visited a Game of Thrones set , where they met members of the cast and crew and were presented with a miniature version of the Iron Throne. O'l Queeny was offered the chance to sit on the Iron Throne but declined, as the monarch of England is not allowed to sit on a foreign throne, even fictional ones! That sucks, although Croydon is kind of like Flea Bottom, so I guess she isn't missing out on too much.
You can also own a Direwolf!
The Dire Wolf Project, undertaken by the American Alsatian Breeders Association, has succeeded in breeding a number of large, wolf-like, 130 pound American Alsatians that they've called 'dire wolves'. These will set you back $3,000 but you've got to have something to go with your Stark cosplay. If that isn't incentive enough then just imagine how badass you would look when these puppies are fully grown.
Hodor, the simple and lovable giant stableboy serving at Winterfell. Portrayed by Kristian Nairn in the television adaptation Game of Thrones, has been lying to us all! His real name is Walder! For his sake, i'm glad the only word he can manage to string together is 'Hodor'; as surely Walder has gone out of favour since the Red Wedding.
Jon Snow on The Throne
Now for whoever is wondering if our favourite bastard will be revived in this reason and claim the throne for himself (if you beleive in R+L=J), fear not. As, Kit Harington, who plays Jon Snow on the show, revealed that his great-grandfather had a throne of his own. Or rather invented one. Sir john Harrington, invented the flush toilet...okay bad throne pun i know. He was a godson of Queen Elizabeth I, but he had been banished from court for telling risqué stories, and exiled to Kelston near Bath.
During his 'exile', 1584-91, he built himself a house, and devised and installed the first flushing lavatory, which he named Ajax.
We can all relax, as whatever happens Jon Snow will inherit a bowl of shit to rival the Seven Kingdoms themselves.
Not a good time to rule...
In every season of the show at least one king or claimant to it dies! It makes you wonder what all the fuss of sitting on an extremely uncomfortable chair is all about.
- Season one they are Robert Baratheon (King on the Iron Throne), Viserys Targaryen (claimant to the Iron Throne), and Khal Drogo (a Khal is a chieftain similar in position to a king)
- Season two; Renly Baratheon (claimant to the Iron Throne) and Xaro Xhoan Daxos (King of Qarth)
- Season three; Robb Stark (King in the North)
- Season four; Joffrey Baratheon (King on the Iron Throne)
- Season five Mance Rayder (King Beyond the Wall) and Stannis Baratheon (claimant to the Iron Throne).
Thats just a few weird facts that i found interesting, if you have any to share, drop them in the comments section below! Valar morghulis
Season 6 Premires on April 24th.