It won’t be long before “Game of Thrones” Season 6 hits our television screens and the excitement and anticipation surrounding the show has only increased in intensity.
“Game of Thrones” loyalists were recently treated to the March Madness Promo of Season 6, which left hearts thumping. And with show runner David Benioff commenting on Season 6 saying, “this is the best one we’ve done,” the hype around the upcoming season knows no bounds.
However, amidst all the promotions and excitement, the actors on many occasions have to fend off controversies surrounding the show. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) spoke about the show being criticized for the depiction of woman.
She said, “There’s so much controversy. Yet that’s what’s beautiful about Game of Thrones – it’s depiction of women in so many different stages of development. There are women depicted as sexual tools, women who have zero rights, women who are queens but only to a man, and then there are women who are literally unstoppable and as powerful as you can possibly imagine. So it pains me to hear people taking Thrones out of context with anti-feminist spin – because you can’t do that about this show. It shows the range that happens to women, and ultimately shows women are not only equal, but have a lot of strength.”
As noted by CinemaBlend, George R.R. Martin’s world sure shows women mostly in submissive roles, add in violence and more sexual abuse. But Emilia Clarke does drive the point home that, we also see women like Margaery Tyrell, Cersei Lannister, and Oleanna Tyrell in extremely powerful roles. Then there is Brienne and Arya as the warriors and the all-powerful Daenerys, setting her eyes on the goal without a man by her side.
Well, we sure are counting down days until the D-day. Catch the “Game of Thrones” Season 6 premiere on April 24, 2016 on HBO.