"Rape Scenes are Necessary for Realism" Says TV Show With Teleporting Characters
LOS ANGELES — After stressing the importance of realism when defending the excessive use of rape in Game of Thrones, the creators of the show proceeded to introduce teleporting characters, armies and ravens into the shows penultimate season.
“What we believe makes Game of Thrones a worldwide phenomenon is its conviction to portraying the dark, underlying horror of war in a way that is true to real life,” said David Benioff, the co-creator of the show who approved of a scene where a raven seemingly flies 300 miles per hour in order to delivery a message that is crucial to saving the lives of multiple main characters.
“If we were to betray that guiding principle of realism after years of using it to justify raping, maiming and emotionally destroying our characters, we’d not only be complete hypocrites, but terrible writers,” he added.
The actors in the show also stressed how important this notion is when it comes to getting through especially traumatic scenes for their characters.
"When they had my character lie on that bed and get brutally raped by Ramsay Bolton, the thing that helped me get through it was knowing that it was in service to a show that values consequences,” said Sophie Turner, who plays Sansa Stark in the show.
“If I were to find out later that it was all thrown away for the sake of shock value or expediting the plot I’d be so pissed. But i know Benioff and Weiss would never do that because they’ve said time and time again in interviews how important it was to have a grounded show,” she added, in a brief interview between traveling from the Winterfell, Dorne, and King’s Landing sets—all for one episode in season 8.
At press time, Game of Thrones co-creator Dan Weiss broke down in an interview saying, “Fuck I wish we waited for Martin to write more books; he is so much better at this than we are."
He added, "I signed on to adapt books, not write them! At least now we can finish up and move on to a much less controversial show... Confederate."