There’s a lot of sex and nudity in A Song of Ice and Fire. And that trend followed and might have even been augmented in the HBO adaptation, Game of Thrones. All the nudity certainly gathered attention and when George R.R. Martin, author and executive producer of the books and television show respectively was approached about it, he had a rather cool way of replying to it.
I can describe an axe entering a human skull in great explicit detail and no one will blink twice at it. I provide a similar description, just as detailed, of a penis entering a vagina, and I get letters about it and people swearing off. To my mind this is kind of frustrating, it’s madness. Ultimately, in the history of [the] world, penises entering vaginas have given a lot of people a lot of pleasure. Axes entering skulls, well, not so much.
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