Originally Posted by mirak
Wow, your kids would be comfortable watching those sex scenes with you? Thats... interesting?
I'm pushing 60. I've got kids ranging from 40-24. All are either married or couples. It's a blend of 2 marriages. We've been able to escape the parental role into a friendly relationship between all of us...we just happen to be the senior partners. Sex is discussed openly among all parties including spouses without judgement or prurience, just healthy clean fun. Entertainment is subjective and there might be some of us that feel as you do. But, if they didn't like it, they wouldn't watch. They also wouldn't complain if the rest of us did...or wish it was something else so they didn't feel uncomfortable. They'd either watch and enjoy it for what it is or decide to not watch. There's plenty of other content out there.
Sorry to preach, but I like my entertainment rough with an edge, if it's well done...and this looks to be. It's supposed to evoke RAW emotions. If you're slightly shocked, it hits harder. That's the formula.
And from what we've scene, HBO has not depicted it as written. Many who have read the books complained that they tured the wedding night scene into more of a rape. That's just HBO doing what HBO does. It proves my point.
Splitting hairs...a director's choice that changes nothing but possibly some future scenes between the actors. There will be others and they may be more stark. Whether it's depicted as a rape or not, the scene was in the book with largely the same result.
Many commenters seem to be interpreting from my comments that I am some sort of prude or HBO hater. Neither could be further from the truth. I'm an HBO subscriber, and I subscribe almost exclusively for their series. I enjoyed the Sopranos. I enjoyed Deadwood. I enjoyed Rome. I enjoy Entourage. I like these shows. I just wish they would dial back the graphic sex. It is not necessary to tell the story. True Blood is a good example of where HBO went overboard. I hope they don't do the same with Game of Thrones.
You like alot of the same shows I do, but I've got to ask "What's wrong with graphic sex"?