T he nudity in the early seasons of Game of Thrones was so famous that it spawned its own Saturday Night Live skit. Emilia Clarke , who starred as Daenerys Targaryen in all eight seasons of the hit HBO show, recently spoke about those early scenes, revealing that she had no idea nudity would be required of her until after she had signed on for the role. It is a little sad, though, that she felt her lack of experience was the culprit in those early days. The guidelines advise a ban on full nudity in any audition and no semi-nudity in first auditions. Performers can feel as though they have no choice but to do things that make them feel uncomfortable. What the writers failed to realise was that Sansa was strong in spite of being sexually assaulted, not because of it. This is the essence of survival.
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Queen Daenerys actor pressured to shoot naked since show but is ‘lot more savvy’ now
Even though it's over, if there's one thing Game of Thrones remains notorious for—aside from that ending—it's the sex scenes that littered the series. From season one, episode one, GoT was a show that wasn't afraid to show plenty of sex scenes, from young hotties Daenerys and Jon Snow to the incestuous pairing that were Cersei and Jamie. There was plenty of death in Game of Thrones , including many of the people above—it's been over for a while, guys, I'm not going to apologize for the spoiler—but, dare I say it, there were even more sex scenes. Do not me.
A look at the show's latest shocking scenes
Not all sex on Game of Thrones is created equal. Sure, the HBO fantasy drama has not unfairly developed a reputation for gratuitous violence and sexual relations of all configurations—man on woman, man on man, sorceress on man, brother on sister—but some of that stuff matters. Sex is wielded in Westeros, like everything else, as a form of power. If you're demanding it the way Daenerys tells her bearded underling to strip, it's a good sign you're in charge. Of course, sometimes bare boobs are just bare boobs. And sex is often a relief—for the characters and the viewers. You need something to break up all the beheading, impaling, and disemboweling. Jorah Mormont talks to a woman about dragons as she tattoos the back of a man whose ass crack is in public view and who contributes nothing to the conversation.
And while these scenes can involve some hard-to-watch incest ahem, Jaime and Cersei or extremely cringey rape scenes like Ramsay and Sansa , there are also plenty of hot, steamy scenes to provide some sweet relief from the brutal world that is the game of thrones thank you, Jon and Ygritte. Here are the 27 hottest to downright uncomfy scenes the show has given us over the past eight seasons. The first episode of the series set the tone for unsettling sex scenes with Khal Drogo raping Dany on their wedding night. During the scene, our soon-to-be badass Khaleesi is terrified, crying and trying to cover herself up while Drogo has his way with her. Thankfully, Dany has a history of not letting her less-than-ideal life circumstances hold her back. When Tyrion arrives in Winterfell, he not-so-surprisingly makes his first stop the local brothel, where he hires Ros for her services. Their time together is quickly interrupted by Jaime, who wants to make sure his brother is going to be at dinner. Unsurprisingly, Tyrion has a different kind of feast planned.