by Tristram Kenton for The Guardian
happy birth/deathday to my favorite playwright ever, william shakespeare!
It’s Shakespeare’s 450th birthday! Let’s celebrate! (Full post here - http://goodticklebrain.com/home/2014/4/23/happy-450th-birthday-shakespeare)
Vanished into thin air
What’s done is done
Love is blind
What grief hath set the jaundice on your cheeks?
Agamemnon, Troilus and Cressida.
Happy 450th Shakey.
So, apparently the twincest in the sept starts off as Cersei being reluctant and then by the end: ‘The consensual part of it was that she wraps her legs around him, and she’s holding on to the table, clearly not to escape but to get some grounding in what’s going on. And also, the other thing that I think is clear before they hit the ground is she starts to make out with him. The big things to us that were so important, and that hopefully were not missed, is that before he rips her undergarment, she’s way into kissing him back. She’s kissing him aplenty.’ but I re-watched it and for a split second, it does seem like Cersei may want Jaime - she kisses him etc., but when they get to the ground and she’s all upset and crying(?) it just looks like rape. If Alex Graves wanted it to look consensual he should have made a better job of it.
Interview with Graves here: http://www.vulture.com/2014/04/game-of-thrones-director-on-the-rape-sex-scene.html?mid=twitter_vulture