Friday, May 2, 2014

Game of thrones TV remake: What's with the rewrite of certain sex scenes?

It seems to be twice now - I've heard the Daenerys/Drogo, while broken in the book because it's a child bride situation but there's room given for consent (and as much as it's a broken situation, she atleast gives some consent about as much as a child can (presumably raising the question of informed consent). How is this remade in the TV series - well, I heard it described as he rapes her, but then she's sort of into it latter.

Now I read here a similar change - broken incest sex in the book. How do the producers change it - they make it rape, but then she's into it latter??

I'm not sure Martin should be okaying them change stuff like this?

And it seems some kind of...I honestly don't know what screwed up model of just world fallacy that has to maybe decry the books broken events by making it rape (and so clear cut morally wrong) - but then make the rape victim okay with it latter (morally okay??)? Probably because to not do so would break the future story and shit, the person changing it has a mortgage to pay!

And that's the charitable reading!

The other reading is that they think these things are so wrong that some sort of rape is better.

I don't know how much creative control Martin signed over (did he know he was signing it over - interesting consent question...). But how could you feel comfortable with that sort of weird change as an author?

May as well be comfortable with having anti semetic material slipped into your TV adaption. Its the same alien message stuck into what you wrote - and who as an author thinks someone putting words into your mouth is like a good thing?

Perhaps if they put money in first you can't taste the difference?

Oh wait, that article: 'While the rape of his sister was a change from the books, their relationship is beyond messed up, and so it sadly was something entirely within the realm of possibility. This makes it a viable creative choice.'

Oh, so that's part of how people start chalking it up. It's a bit like how gay people were once associated with pedophiles (as in a certain era they were both seen in the same light). Incest is obviously connected with rape, because bad.

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