Martin distances himself from 'rape scene' in GoT

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                    <p>Game of Thrones has grown a cult following for it&#39;s edgy story telling, battle scenes, and nudity in almost every episode. Last night&#39;s episode was no different, but the show has seen some negative feed back for a scene last night in which a brother rape&#39;s his sister on the alter in which their dead son is lying.</p>

Creator and writer of Game of Thrones, George R.R. Martin, released a statement distancing himself form the scene and explaining the differences in how the scene plays out in the book:

As for your question... I think the "butterfly effect" that I have spoken of so often was at work here. In the novels, Jaime is not present at Joffrey's death, and indeed, Cersei has been fearful that he is dead himself, that she has lost both the son and the father/ lover/ brother. And then suddenly Jaime is there before her. Maimed and changed, but Jaime nonetheless. Though the time and place is wildly inappropriate and Cersei is fearful of discovery, she is as hungry for him as he is for her. 

The whole dynamic is different in the show, where Jaime has been back for weeks at the least, maybe longer, and he and Cersei have been in each other's company on numerous occasions, often quarreling. The setting is the same, but neither character is in the same place as in the books, which may be why Dan & David played the sept out differently. But that's just my surmise; we never discussed this scene, to the best of my recollection. 

Also, I was writing the scene from Jaime's POV, so the reader is inside his head, hearing his thoughts. On the TV show, the camera is necessarily external. You don't know what anyone is thinking or feeling, just what they are saying and doing. 

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So OG, what this rape scene tastefully done?

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i had no problem with the rape scene..it was disturbing but just goes to show us that even though Jamie has been humbled, he still is an evil bastard underneath..

Bry Bry - i had no problem with the rape scene..it was disturbing but just goes to show us that even though Jamie has been humbled, he still is an evil bastard underneath..
He was slowly vindicating himself and in one moment it all went out the window. If that's not what the directors wanted then...they dun goofed. Phone Post 3.0

Bunch of virgins.




She wanted it Phone Post 3.0

I think they did it to show that Jamie is still a selfish dick but also to get you to pity Cersei a bit since she has been nothing but a nasty bitch since day 1. The whole scene, from Tywin trashing her dead crotch fruit to swiping the youngest and then Jamie doing what he did made you feel sorry for an awful person. Phone Post 3.0

Scene gave me a boner. 

Darth Ryase - 
Bry Bry - i had no problem with the rape scene..it was disturbing but just goes to show us that even though Jamie has been humbled, he still is an evil bastard underneath..
He was slowly vindicating himself and in one moment it all went out the window. If that's not what the directors wanted then...they dun goofed. Phone Post 3.0

I was surprised they didn't do it sooner tbh. Way too much 'oh that Jamie, he's a top bloke' for the last two seasons for my liking. All Lannisters deserve to die, slowly if possible.

For some reason I found that scene and the bi orgy a little confronting this time round... Don't know why, but I guess that's part of the appeal of the show.

He ought to explain the "DICKS EVERYWHERE" element to that episode.

They didn't do that good of a job of showing that Cersei wanted it every bit as bad as Jaime did. Was much clearer in the books. Phone Post 3.0

Looked like she wanted it to me Phone Post 3.0

If anyone deserves to get raped by a sibling over their dead son's corpse, it's cersei lannister. Phone Post 3.0

rape scene was done tastefully IMO

MauricoRua - They didn't do that good of a job of showing that Cersei wanted it every bit as bad as Jaime did. Was much clearer in the books. Phone Post 3.0
This Phone Post 3.0

Read the books, it was not rape.

hubris - rape scene was done tastefully IMO

LOL waited for it!!!

Almost choked on a cracker.

I could imagine a hipster holding a bottle of mineral water in each hand yelling in front of a crowd of Starbucks, " libs, if you feel the time has come to lib give me a hell yeah!". Phone Post 3.0

I have an issue with calling this rape. If Cercei doesnt wanna do something she doesnt do it unless tywin makes her. Phone Post 3.0

I haven't read the books and probably never will, but it kind of pisses me off that the showrunners would just arbitrarily change a scene from the story like this without even asking the writer. I understand some things have to be edited in order to adapt to a different medium, but you should also try to stay true to the original vision. Martin could have easily written this as a rape scene if he had intended it to be one.

I'm pretty sure they did the same thing to the Jon Snow-Mance Rayder conversation from earlier in the show.

That bitch needed a good raping Phone Post 3.0

Not tasteful to nail your sister at the side of your dead incest son's body, and not rape.