Emilia Clarke speaks up on her latest Game of Thrones (GOT) nudity scene and how the women of the show have to constantly deal with the suppressed misogyny of a Medieval society and seek ways to overcome adversity.
Don't fret people, there are no spoilers in this article, but can we talk about the total girl-power from our favourite medieval hero, Daenery's Targaryen.
Every GOT fan knows nudity and sexism is just part of the show. The last time Emilia Clarke took her clothes off for the camera was way back in season three... and if we all have a think about how achingly long it feels to wait between each season, that was quite some time ago.
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Clarke explained her excitement of burning the house down (literally) with a nudity scene that was both 'lit' and 'total fire' (absolutely no pun intended).
“This is all me, all proud, all strong. I'm just feeling genuinely happy I said 'yes.' That ain't no body double!” she said, “it's so exciting, very tingly-making. Every season I get at least one spine-chilling moment.”
Clarke all proud and all strong has us thinking YAS KWEEN!
Some fans and media outlets in the past have falsely claimed Clarke has a distaste for nudity on the show. Clarke corrected this in an Intagram post saying “if a nude scene forwards a story or in shot in a way that adds insight into the characters, i'm perfectly fine with it.”
In a perfect portrayal of the rise of feminism, you've seen her be attacked by her brother, raped by her husband and then turn around and say 'screw all of you, I'm going to rule the world now'. She just so happens to be naked whilst doing it, which makes it all the more moving.
Clarke is also an advocate for the #freethepeen movement, where she encourages more men in film to be subject to full-frontal nudity just as women are.
GOT has always stood out for it's feminism, as all the women, not just Daenerys, have to constantly deal with the suppressed misogyny of a Medieval society and seek ways to overcome adversity.
The bravery of Brienne, Arya and Ygritte surpassed that of their male counterparts. The craftiness of Cersei, Maergery and the Red Woman have men wrapped around their fingers (muhahah).
Not to mention the fact in this week's episode, Daenerys showed us all that she doesn't need her dragons by her side to be powerful, she proved that this woman is exactly the type of person that could sit on the iron throne.
Words: Alex Scoffell