Before being a brand plunged into the most turbulent times of Warner Bros., and merging with HBO Max to fight in the streaming war, HBO stood as the champion of quality television… and explicit sex. So when David Benoff Y DB Weiss adapted Song of ice and firethe Game of Thrones resulting had a copious flow of sex scenes, which over time and criticism were nuanced. Even so, compared to the long-awaited prequel that this August 21 comes to HBO Max, the house of the dragonthe doubt persisted as to whether it would also have an abundance of sexual moments, and its director Miguel Sapochnik hinted that it was, albeit with nuances. Sapochnik had already worked as a director on Game of Thrones, and recently said that the house of the dragon (set thousands of years before the story we know, and centered on the Targaryen dynasty) was not going to be afraid to describe sexual violence. “In any case, we will delve into that,” declared. “You cannot ignore the violence that men exercised against women at that time. It should not be downplayed or glorified.” matt smithwho plays Prince Daemon Targaryen in the series, has also addressed the issue in an interview with Rolling Stone, although departing from the issue of sexual violence to simply say that House of the Dragon has too much sex for his taste.
“If you find yourself thinking ‘do we really need another sex scene?’ and they say ‘yes, we need it’ I guess you have to ask yourself ‘what are you doing?’ ‘Are you representing the books or are you moving away from them to represent our times?’ And I think your job is to represent the books truthfully and honestly, just as they were written.” explains the actor Doctor Whowho in The House of the Dragon is accompanied by Olivia Cooke, Paddy Considine Y Emma D’Arcy. Then they ask her if she thinks her character has a lot of sex scenes, and Smith is clear: “Yes, in my opinion too many.” It remains to be seen if these scenes fit the concern of the series that Sapochnik said, or instead it rains criticism for its gratuitousness.Do you want to be up to date with all the latest movies and series? Sign up to our newsletter.