Game of Thrones prequel House of the Dragon: no sexual violence on screen

At its worst, presenting women’s bodies as inherently available and vulnerable perpetuates damaging, misogynistic tropes.

Erin Harrington, University of Canterbury

HBO’s fantasy series Game of Thrones dominated television and pop culture discourse for much of a decade. Its upcoming prequel series, House of the Dragon, is similarly generating conversation, although not in ways the producers might prefer. Much of this has centred on discussions of sexual assault and rape on screen.

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