Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke wants equal opportunity nudity: ‘Free the penis’

Christopher Hooton
Friday 15 April 2016 14:06
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Emilia Clarke faces a new round of questioning about Game of Thrones’ sex and nudity this month, with season 6 launching, and by this point she’s come up with a pretty convincing answer.

Rather than cut down on the number of naked women, she thinks there should be more opportunity to objectify the men.

"There's plenty of female nudity [on Game of Thrones], myself included, and I feel like… I think we should get some equal male nudity and female nudity," she told Conan O’Brien on his chat show. "I think it is a discussion that should be had."

Somewhat shyly, she concluded: “Free the penis.”

Her comments echo ones she made to Glamour earlier this month, joking that if she were behind the camera she would: "bring back all the pretty boys, get them to take their trousers down, and be like, 'I'm now the queen of everything! I'd like close-ups of all the boys' penises, please.'"

Season 6 of the show begins on 24 April with an episode called ‘The Red Woman’, it will be simulcast on HBO and Sky Atlantic in the US and UK.

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