Game of Thrones is arguably the most popular and successful show on television. A big reason for its popularity is the gratuitous nudity it’s become famous for. People will rush to defend these displays for the sake of art, yet the producers know that sex, not art, is what sells. Listen to a Game of Thrones director, Neil Marshall, quoting an unnamed show producer on the Empire.com Podcast:
This particular exec, like, took me to one side and said, “Look, I represent the pervert side of the audience. Ok? Everybody else is the serious drama side. I represent the perv side of the audience, and I want full frontal nudity in this scene. So you go ahead and do it.”
This was followed by chuckles and laughs shared between Marshall and the podcast host, both men.
Our culture is a cesspool of objectification of the female body. Women aren’t seen as human beings, but as objects to be consumed by men. You see the end result of this in the millions of broken hearts, despairing headlines, and addicts trying to find their next and bigger fix. Yet we let the cycle continue by gorging on the gratuitous objectified bodies of Game of Thrones and many other porn outlets, acting like we can have the best of both worlds: enjoying the instant gratification of sex way outside of how God designed it, without it having any effect on our life, relationships, and the fabric of society as a whole.
Read more from Noah Filipiak on Game of Thrones at the Covenant Eyes blog: If you’re watching Game of Thrones, you’re watching porn.