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Has Game of Thrones gone too far? Scene involving group of prostitutes at start of new series..
UK Daily Mail ^ | April 9, 2014 | Laura Cox

Posted on 04/09/2014 11:34:49 AM PDT by C19fan

A prince strips a posing group of prostitutes naked one by one as he selects a companion for the night. It sounds like a scene from a porn film, but this was the latest episode of the epic fantasy drama Game of Thrones, based on the novels of George R R Martin. The start of the gory series’ fourth season on Monday even managed to shock its own fans. .....................................................

Campaigners warned it could lead to young people being ‘desensitised’ to content once considered shocking and being influenced by the behaviour they displayed. Miranda Suit, of Safermedia, said: ‘What are [young girls] learning from some of these storylines?

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: culturewar; degradingculture; gameofthrones; got; hbo; porn; pornification; sexsells; tartitupabit; thrones
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I never seen the show but I do know enough it is NC-17 material that has previous shown lots of nudity, sex, incest and graphic violence. In its fourth season some people are now "shocked" some man of means is shown picking a prostitute. What parents would allow their "young girls" to watch to watch this show in the first place?
1 posted on 04/09/2014 11:34:49 AM PDT by C19fan
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To: C19fan

What are parents thinking allowing [young girls] to watch this in the first place?


2 posted on 04/09/2014 11:37:50 AM PDT by Ingtar (The NSA - "We're the only part of government who actually listens to the people.")
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To: C19fan

After seeing all the articles about the show, I watched it. It’s porn masked with a script.


3 posted on 04/09/2014 11:38:04 AM PDT by aimhigh (John 14:21)
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To: C19fan

its a soft porn show

the story sounded interesting but after a while I just could not stand the crudity - which does nothing to advance the story


4 posted on 04/09/2014 11:39:15 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: C19fan

It’s premium cable...you have to pay to get it. Anything after that is on YOU, not the show.


5 posted on 04/09/2014 11:39:49 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: C19fan
In Merry old England hookers had to display themselves naked to the clientele, marketing is all.
6 posted on 04/09/2014 11:41:13 AM PDT by Little Bill (EVICT Queen Jean)
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To: C19fan

The show is very similar to the books it is based on. The very graphic nature of the scenes in the show is unnecessary. Martin has written a terrific series of fantasy novels with compelling characters. The sex scenes need not be so explicit or graphic in the novels or the show. The show would lose nothing that makes it genuinely worthwhile by toning down those scenes.


7 posted on 04/09/2014 11:42:09 AM PDT by vladimir998
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To: GeronL

The other day, there was an article about Maureen Dowd fantasizing about the “Red Wedding” scene - but in her fantasy, it was liberals doing that to Republicans.

Not kidding.
http://weaselzippers.us/182188-ny-times-maureen-dowd-fantasizes-about-game-of-thrones-characters-slaughtering-republicans/

That’s how whacked out lunatic the left is becoming.


8 posted on 04/09/2014 11:42:38 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: C19fan

As a fan of the show and books, yes they have gone to far in making for no reason Prince Oberyn an aggressive homosexual.

The character was not as such in the book. In fact, there was really on the vaguest reference of a gay relationship between two characters in the first book. It was never openly described or even discussed.

However, despite the fact that there is apparently an little flying fairy on the set somewhere with a needs more gay in it wand injecting gay into everything it can find, the scene with Arya and Sandor at the end was almost flawless.

It was just absolutely brilliantly filmed, and I loved watching it. The actor and actress who plays each are just phenomenal.

But please, Homosexual Box Office, we don’t need or want the gay. Seriously, keep that damn crap to yourself, because it’s obnoxious and boring.


9 posted on 04/09/2014 11:42:53 AM PDT by chris37 (Heartless.)
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To: NFHale

they are NAZI


10 posted on 04/09/2014 11:44:28 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: NFHale

She’s mentally unbalanced.


11 posted on 04/09/2014 11:45:40 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: GeronL

I gave up on The Bridge for the same reason. Actually turned out to be a pretty disgusting show with only one likable character, the Chief of Police on the American side.


12 posted on 04/09/2014 11:45:40 AM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: cld51860

If Thrones cut out all the porn - it seems like an interesting story underneath there somewhere


13 posted on 04/09/2014 11:47:26 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: GeronL

Living with these people is like being locked in a room with a psychotic. He’s got his meds, for now... but he’s gonna run out of them soon.

That’s what it feels like. They’re mentally unstable and deficient in even the most basic sense of human morality.


14 posted on 04/09/2014 11:47:30 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: C19fan

i’d’say young liberal women flukes told them to embrace their inner slut pride.


15 posted on 04/09/2014 11:47:40 AM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: trisham

Hi, trish...

see Post 14


16 posted on 04/09/2014 11:47:51 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

Hi, NFHale. It seems that we agree. :)


17 posted on 04/09/2014 11:49:56 AM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: NFHale

I agree


18 posted on 04/09/2014 11:50:17 AM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: C19fan
First, it's a pay channel. Second, the porn scenes really don't add anything to the content -- and actually take considerably away from it -- so DVR the episode and FF through the objectionable parts. Third: Those things said, who is letting "young girls" watch this show? These days you have to screen all of the content for objectionable messages, including Disney, ABC "Family," and even Nickelodeon. What Hollywood considers "age appropriate" is even sicker than what's considered age appropriate in the public schools...
19 posted on 04/09/2014 11:50:44 AM PDT by FredZarguna (Das ist nicht nur nicht richtig, es ist nicht einmal falsch!)
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To: Wolfie

Exactly. It’s a choice. Don’t blame the show. We do too much of that and take away personal responsibility, always blaming someone else.


20 posted on 04/09/2014 11:54:25 AM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: C19fan

It’s a “medieval” fantasy TV show.

Ever seen the type of guys that grew up as hardcore D&D nerds? This is actually their G-rated daydreams.


21 posted on 04/09/2014 11:56:33 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: C19fan
What parents would allow their "young girls" to watch to watch this show in the first place?

I don't know of any. Do you?

22 posted on 04/09/2014 12:02:02 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: C19fan

Watched a few episodes, horny bunch of medieval types....


23 posted on 04/09/2014 12:02:48 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: Wolfie
It’s premium cable...you have to pay to get it. Anything after that is on YOU, not the show

Conservatives shouldn't be paying HBO anyhow

Yes, I know the list of companies Conservatives should be boycotting is almost endless, however HBO is probably the top company of that list to boycott. You pay for HBO you are paying Bill Maher, Bryantt Gumbel and Solodad O'Brien just to name a few.

You do more harm to the Conservative movement by paying HBO than you would if you were order from JCPennys online using Firefox.

24 posted on 04/09/2014 12:05:14 PM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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To: C19fan

If you found that in season 4 opener shocking...you haven’t seen season 1, 2 & 3...its not ever worth mention by Game of Thrones standards

I like Game of Thrones. .but it is Adults Only!!!


25 posted on 04/09/2014 12:08:27 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: C19fan

Have never heard of it.


26 posted on 04/09/2014 12:12:56 PM PDT by McGruff (Want to hurt Mozilla? Don't use Firefox's search bar. That is their money maker.)
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To: C19fan

I am all for firebombing studios who do this kind of stuff...and their patrons.


27 posted on 04/09/2014 12:15:06 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: steve86

...and their networks.


28 posted on 04/09/2014 12:15:58 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: NFHale

So she fantasize the Red Wedding as the left doing it to Republican? ..WOW!...talking a Freudian slip..because if you watch the show that is the evil bad guys backstabbing the good guys


29 posted on 04/09/2014 12:16:16 PM PDT by tophat9000 (Are we headed to a Cracker Slacker War?)
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To: steve86

...and their satellite and cable distributors


30 posted on 04/09/2014 12:17:07 PM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture)
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To: C19fan

The nudity at the brothel last about 2 minutes in a 1 hour show. No sex scenes.

Prince Oberyn brought his mistress the bastard Ellaria Sand to pick both a male and female prostitute. They are both bisexuals from Dorne. In Westeros Dorne is like Sodom. This scene was meant to illustrate those points. How Dorne and its people differ from the rest of Westeros.

People who call GoT porn are either ignorant or stupid.


31 posted on 04/09/2014 12:18:43 PM PDT by Reaganez
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To: tophat9000

Ditto. That scene was not surprising except for the fact that it wasn’t in the book.


32 posted on 04/09/2014 12:19:14 PM PDT by Wyatt's Torch
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To: C19fan
I've never seen the show or read the books. I did try to watch the HBO series Rome from several years back because the period interested me. However, it had too much soft-core porn as well and I lost interest. This seems to be the rage now with made-for-premium series like Spartacus, The Tudors, etc. I guess Bob Guccione of Caligula fame was ahead of his time.
33 posted on 04/09/2014 12:19:17 PM PDT by Sans-Culotte (Psalm 14:1 ~ The fool says in his heart, “There is no God.”)
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There are options.

The Premier of "Turn" was spectacular and quite accurate from a historical standpoint.

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34 posted on 04/09/2014 12:21:45 PM PDT by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: chris37

We just record it, and skip the graphic sex.


35 posted on 04/09/2014 12:22:35 PM PDT by luckystarmom
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To: GeronL

Well, I am reading the books right now and so far there has not been near as much “soft porn” as in the show. But I have only seen Season One thus far. In the books there is mention of sex here and there, it’s not been over done. Just a few words here and there.


36 posted on 04/09/2014 12:23:23 PM PDT by cld51860 (Oderint dum metuant)
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To: cld51860

That is interesting in itself.


37 posted on 04/09/2014 12:26:49 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: trisham

But of course we do, my friend!!! :^)


38 posted on 04/09/2014 12:28:28 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: tophat9000

They should not have minors in the cast then


39 posted on 04/09/2014 12:28:46 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans!)
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To: qam1

I watch a few series on HBO mostly during free preview weekends on Uverse. True Detective was so good I would have paid HBO for a few months to watch it.

It got a 9.4 out of 10 rating on IMDB which is rare

The lives of two detectives, Rust Cohle and Martin Hart, become entangled during a 17-year hunt for a serial killer in Louisiana.

Creator: Nic Pizzolatto

Stars: Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson, Michelle Monaghan | See full cast and crew »


40 posted on 04/09/2014 12:29:35 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower traffic keep rigsupreme Splasht)
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To: C19fan

It’s an extension of “try before you buy.” If you’re royalty, you get an extra layer of consumer protection; it’s “try before you try.” /S


41 posted on 04/09/2014 12:30:57 PM PDT by Pearls Before Swine
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In the books there is mention of sex here and there, it’s not been over done. Just a few words here and there.

There is a big difference between text and tv/film. Reading, "Jane walked into the Walmart and took all her clothes off," is very different from watching a film of Jane walking into the Walmart and taking all her clothes off. It would take a lot of words to describe everything that is seen in the situation.

Even more so, text vs. film, if the situation is, "Jane walked into the Walmart, took all her clothes off, and then had sex with Bob in the laundry-detergent aisle."

42 posted on 04/09/2014 12:35:47 PM PDT by Tax-chick (Entropy is high. Wear a hat!)
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To: tophat9000

“...Freudian slip...”

Yeah, I’ve seen the clip of it. It’s not for the squeamish.

That was what she said she dreamed about.

Nice, huh? What a psycho nutjob...


43 posted on 04/09/2014 12:36:57 PM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: C19fan
what parents would watch this?....what fathers?...what men?....

you know darn well that there are probably lots of freeper men who think this is their RIGHT to have this crap available to them night and day.....

44 posted on 04/09/2014 12:37:01 PM PDT by cherry
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To: C19fan

It’s not porn, it’s HBO!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUBiOOx0Pxw


45 posted on 04/09/2014 12:38:30 PM PDT by Edward Teach
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To: chris37
but the unlimited degradation of women is just fine as long as you get a little fun out of it???

and people worry about the totalitarian govt when the very essense of people's souls are LOST and buddy, you are one of them....

what the bible says....when good is called bad, and bad, good....

46 posted on 04/09/2014 12:40:41 PM PDT by cherry
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To: chris37

It was the same way with The Tudors a few years back. I loved that series, but they had to throw two queer characters into the mix.


47 posted on 04/09/2014 12:45:31 PM PDT by CatherineofAragon ((Support Christian white males---the architects of the jewel known as Western Civilization).)
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To: cld51860

The books do not have much sexual description. With the exception of the marriage of Danarys and her husband in the first book. He mostly implies the sexual acts without graphic detail.

I tried to watch the series until the gay sex came up. I do not watch that. It amazes me HBO seems to be under the impression folks want to watch that trash.


48 posted on 04/09/2014 12:45:34 PM PDT by formosa
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"Jane walked into the Walmart, took all her clothes off, and then had sex with Bob in the laundry-detergent aisle."

"Clean up in aisle 12!"

49 posted on 04/09/2014 12:45:48 PM PDT by Focault's Pendulum (I live in NJ....' Nuff said!)
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To: C19fan

I love Game of Thrones. Compared to the Sparticus series on Starz, the sex and violence is pretty tame.

There is some nudity, but generally its over quickly. There is a warning before each episode. It is rated TV-MA.

All that being said, I think it is the best cable drama series on TV.


50 posted on 04/09/2014 12:49:39 PM PDT by RonboTex (Get off my lawn!!!!!!!!)
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