Amanda Peet just may be the only woman who is ready to defend the heinous acts against women depicted in Game of Thrones episodes.
Of course, Amanda Peet is married to Game of Thrones co-creator and showrunner David Benioff. Her stance could be perceived as a woman standing by her man.
But, Amanda Peet says her stance is way more than that.
In fact, Amanda Peet explained that she feels the opposite to be true.
Amanda Peet said of the ever-growing backlash, “I think it’s really misplaced. They write some of the greatest female characters that are on television.”
She added, “It’s a misogynist world, this world that George R. R. Martin created, but we have to experience it without thinking that people are condoning this.”
I don’t know. Do we have to experience all of it?
Amanda Peet went on to insist that at least the female roles on GoT are strong.
She said, “It’s much more insidious to have middling, ancillary female roles where the women are not part of the plot — where they don’t advance anything.”
She added, “Wife roles, girlfriend roles, there are very few of those in Game of Thrones. If someone takes their clothes off and it’s a massive part of the plot? So be it.”
Taking off clothes is one thing. Repeated violent rape and excessive nudity? An entirely different thing.
One brutal rape scene prompted Senator Claire McCaskill to declare herself “done” with the series.
Ok, I'm done Game of Thrones.Water Garden, stupid.Gratuitous rape scene disgusting and unacceptable.It was a rocky ride that just ended.
— Claire McCaskill (@clairecmc) May 19, 2015
That actually summed up what a lot of people were thinking after this season.
What do you think? Has Game of Thrones gone too far or do you agree with Amanda Peet?