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George R.R. Martin Explains 'Game of Thrones' Lack of Gay Sex Scenes: VIDEO

George R.R. Martin, author of A Song of Ice And Fire, the series that inspired Game of Thrones, has opened up about why the popular television series has been somewhat more explicit in its depictions of gay and bisexual sex compared to the books.

5939185026_f6dbdfc215_zUnlike the television show, which jumps between scenes, settings, and perspectives in typical TV fashion, Martin writes each chapter of the series from the viewpoint of only one character, giving the chacters an interior voice that is more nuanced because of its limitations.

Cersei Lannister, played by Lena Headey, for example is commonly depicted in the HBO series as a scheming, shrewd lush foiled by the meddling men around her. The same can be said of her characterization in the books, but seeing the world of Westeros through her eyes and being able to read her thoughs out verbatim casts the queen regent in a different light.

“Frankly, it is the way I prefer to write fiction because that is the way all of us experience life,” The author elaborated during a panel at the Edinburgh International Book Festival. “A television show doesn’t have those limitations.”

Renly Baratheon (Gethin Anthony), younger brother to Stannis (Stephen Dillane), was portrayed as explicitly gay and somewhat openly in love with Loras Tyrell (Finn Jones), a member of his kingsguard in previous seasons of Game of Thrones despite their relationship being merely hinted at in the novels.

Martin went on to say that he’s very well aware of the--primarily female--demand for more gay sex scenes in his literature. iif and when the descriptions became integral to the development of the plot, he added, he would consider writing them.

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Game of Thrones Introduces New Cast Members And Cersei Cracks A Smile: VIDEO

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The Game of Thrones cast at Comic-Con in San Diego opened with a video introducing nine new characters for season five. The new characters are Doran Martell, Trystane Martell, Myrcella Baratheon, Areo Hotah, Yezzan, Nymeria Sand, Tyene Sand, Obara Sand and High Sparrow.

Easing up a bit, also dropped was a Game of Thrones blooper reel featuring Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister) forgetting her lines and cracking a smile and Emelia Clark (Daenerys Targaryen) lapsing into her English accent with “I’m a Khaleesi, not a queen - f--k’s sake mate.”

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Gay Men Of The Night’s Watch: VIDEO

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The folks over at “Game of Awkward” put together a re-edit of some of the more savory and suggestible male homosocial moments on Game of Thrones, paying particular attention to the relations between the men of the Night’s Watch (fear not, Peter Dinklage fans, Tyrion makes a cameo or two as well).

With an oath that requires its soldiers to take no wives and father no children, there hardly seems anything awkward about a little man on man mischief on the wall. 

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'Game Of Thrones' Lightens Up In Season 4 Blooper Reel: VIDEO

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Just in from ComicCon comes a Game of Thrones blooper reel that sees some of your favorite characters flubbing lines, messing up accents, dancing, busting a gut laughing, almost catching on fire and having an awkward moment or two.

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The Queen's Guard are Fans of 'Game of Thrones' Too: LISTEN

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During the changing of the guard ceremony last week they offered tourists something a bit different.

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Gay 'Game of Thrones' Actor Kristian Nairn (Hodor) Announces 'Rave of Thrones' DJ Tour

Kristian-nairnIn the Rave of Thrones, you either dance, or you die.

Recently out Game of Thrones actor Kristian Nairn is inviting us all to a DJ tour throughout a number of Australian nightclubs promising "the deepest house [music] from all seven kingdoms."

Nairn, who plays the linguistically-limited Hodor on the HBO series, is a veteran DJ of the Belfast house scene known for his throbbing EDM beats.

The Rave, naturally, will be heavily Game of Thrones themed, with ravers strongly encouraged to dress in their finest Westerosi garb.

Nairn’s rave marks the latest in a number of high profile musical collaborations driven by Game of Thrones’s popularity. Following a cameo by Sigur Rós in the series’ fourth season, HBO commissioned a full album’s worth of Game of Thrones themed songs from the likes of Outkast’s Big Boi, Common, and Wale. Tickets for the Rave are on sale now, with tour dates starting at the end of August.

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