House of the Dragon Showrunners on Sex and Violence

House of the Dragon Cast
“Dragon’s House” Showrunners are clarifying their viral comments about it New “Game of Thrones” spin-off And how much sex and violence viewers can expect when the show premieres.

Kondal and Sapochnik told Hollywood Reporter Will be “pulled back” from “House of the Dragon” Amount of Sex Scenes in “Game of Thrones” But will still show sexual harassment. Sapochnik told the outlet, “If anything, we’re going to shed light on that aspect. You can’t ignore the violence perpetrated on women by men at that time. It shouldn’t be downplayed and it shouldn’t. . Be glorified.” Many online fans were upset, given the criticism of “Game of Thrones” for sometimes showing long, brutal scenes of sexual violence. Series is also often used “sexposition” – Having characters long exposure to images of people, often anonymous women, having sex.

In a roundtable interview with POPSUGAR and other outlets, Condal and Sapochnik address these comments, clarifying how the series handles both sex and violence.

“I think for whatever reason, I think something was misreported or misunderstood,” Condall says. “We are very aware of the times in which we live. We are very aware of how different the world is now versus 10 years ago when the original show premiered.”

“It’s Game of Thrones. There’s sex and violence as part of the story.”

Kondal also thinks that the subject matter of “House of the Dragon” lends itself to a different approach to these types of scenes. “It’s a very different story,” he says, calling it “an intimate family story.” “You’re dealing with a bunch of characters who all live under the same roof. So those stories are definitely going to be different.” Kondal said that once the show’s plot hits wartime, things may be different because of “the sexual violence that happens after the war.”

“It’s Game of Thrones. There’s sex and violence as part of the story,” Condall says. “The particular way we’ve approached this time is making sure that whenever you’re going to have any kind of … sex or violence on screen, there’s a compelling story reason for it, and that’s a It’s a story that needs to be told. It’s not being done unnecessarily or giving titles or anything like that.” Condall says she has “confidence” about the way these scenes were filmed in season one, and added that she had an intimacy coordinator on set. He made sure all the actors rehearse those scenes in advance and “know what they were doing.” “And I think they felt good about it because they knew as actors that they were performing a story and not having sex for sex’s sake,” Kondal says.

Sapochnik also clarified his comments, explaining, “I think when it comes to portraying sexual violence, it’s not necessarily the way you portray it, but the subject itself.”

Sapochnik says it’s important for him and Kondal to be “responsible partners” for the people they’re working with on and off-screen. He believes the industry is “paying attention” to the way things need to change with on-screen sex and on-screen sexual violence. Sapochnik says “over-improvement” is happening, but that it’s a “natural part” of finding the “right spot.”

“It’s really important for us to be part of the solution out there and not part of the problem,” he says. “So we’re approaching that. I don’t think we’ve had any sexual violence in our season.”

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