Emilia Clarke Is Ok With The Way Women Are Portrayed In Game Of Thrones. Are You?

The women are only going to get more powerful.

Game of Thrones is loved by almost everyone, but one criticism levelled at it is the way women are portrayed. In short, they are mostly naked.

The way women are seen in Game of Thrones has divided viewers and commentators, with some saying that the level nudity serves its purpose within the patriarchal context of the show, but others call it out for being sexist and misogynist.

Now Emilia Clarke has waded into the debate. The actress, who plays royal exile Daenerys Targaryen, told Radio Times magazine that the female characters are only going to get stronger in season five.

‘You start to see all of the women in the show accepting who they are and embodying that with such power that it’s palpable.’

‘You start to see all of the women in the show accepting who they are and embodying that with such power that it’s palpable.’

She added: ‘I think that’s the beauty of the show: as women, we accept our femininity and take strength from it, as opposed to trying to hide it and behave in a masculine way.’

Do you agree with Emilia? Let us know if you’re happy with the way women are portrayed in Game of Thrones below or on Twitter @marieclaireuk.

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