A writer and executive producer of the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel House Of The Dragon has said the series will not “depict sexual violence” against women despite a showrunner recently saying otherwise.

“I would like to clarify that we don’t portray sexual violence on the show,” writer and executive producer Sara Hess told Vanity Fair. “We are dealing with a case off-screen and instead showing the consequences and the impact on the victim and the abuser’s mother.”

“I think what our show does, and what I’m proud of, is that we choose to focus on the violence against women that is inherent in a patriarchal system,” she said in a statement. to publication.

A writer and executive producer of the upcoming Game of Thrones prequel House Of The Dragon has said the show will not “depict sexual violence” against women, despite a showrunner recently saying otherwise.

House Of The Dragon, which premieres August 21 on HBO Max, is based on the book Fire & Blood by George RR Martin and tells the story of House Targaryen and the bitter and brutal civil war known as of Dance of the Dragons. The show is not historically accurate.

“There are many ‘historical’ or history-based shows that romanticize powerful men in sexual/marital relationships with women who were actually not of the age of consent, even though they were ‘willing'”, Sarah continued.

“We put that on screen, and we’re not shy about saying that our female leads in the first half of the show are coerced and manipulated into doing the will of grown men.

“It is not necessarily done by those we would define as rapists or abusers, but often by generally well-meaning men who are unable to see that what they are doing is traumatic and oppressive, because the system in which they all live normalizes it. It’s less obvious than rape but just as insidious, although in a different way.

House Of The Dragon is based on the book Fire & Blood by George RR Martin and tells the story of House Targaryen and the bitter and brutal civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons.

House Of The Dragon is based on the book Fire & Blood by George RR Martin and tells the story of House Targaryen and the bitter and brutal civil war known as the Dance of the Dragons.

This means the subject of rape will be included in the show, but not “for free”, notes Vanity Fair.

“In general, portraying sexual violence is tricky,” Hess added, “and I think how we think about it as writers and creators is unique to our particular stories.”

It comes after House Of The Dragon showrunner and director Miguel Sapochnik discussed how sexual violence against women would be shown on the show.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter last month, Sapochnik said the production was “stepping back” on the amount of sex appearing while providing insight into how sex was a casual part of life.

It comes after House Of The Dragon showrunner and director Miguel Sapochnik discussed how sexual violence against women would be shown on the show.

It comes after House Of The Dragon showrunner and director Miguel Sapochnik discussed how sexual violence against women would be shown on the show.

“Violence against women is still a part of the world,” The Hollywood Reporter wrote in the story.

Sapochnik said they approached the issue “with care, thought and [we] don’t deprive yourself of it. If anything, we are going to highlight this aspect. You cannot ignore the violence that was perpetrated on women by men during this time. It should not be minimized and it should not be glorified.

When the hit fantasy drama Game Of Thrones first aired over a decade ago, it rose to prominence almost instantly for its violent bloodlust and frequent, gratuitous nudity.

From the earliest episodes of George RR Martin’s eight-season epic, there were graphic sex scenes, tales of rape and incest, and even gory depictions of child murder.

House Of The Dragon airs August 21 on HBO Max.

House Of The Dragon airs August 21 on HBO Max.

But 11 years later, times have changed – even in the fantasy land of Westeros. For House Of The Dragon, the highly-anticipated prequel to the original series, it’s fully awakened, according to Hollywood insiders.

Gone were the risque scenes of nudity and frontal violence that shocked and thrilled audiences in equal measure. In their place are non-binary actors, a new dynasty of powerful black characters and “sexually fluid” and “androgynous” roles.

In this new era, set 200 years before Game Of Thrones, it’s two women who fight for the show’s Iron Throne, the seat of power that controls the disparate regions of Westeros.

And rather than subjecting actresses to sexual violence, the new post-MeToo storylines are instead designed to showcase the “power” of women by featuring bloody scenes of childbirth.

A Hollywood executive linked to the new series told the Mail on Sunday: ‘The original show was made before the MeToo era. Graphic sex and nudity had never been seen on television like this before. But this new series had to take into account that we live in different times. Sex is treated very differently and there is a lot less of it. There is much more diversity. Game Of Thrones only had a few black characters, and one of them was killed in chains.