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Jaime Raping Cersei–What Was That About?

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All right, now I am just gonna dive right in and explore the most controversial aspect of S4E3, namely the scene where Jaime forces himself on his twin sister Cersei. That bit provoked an outrage on the Internet, mainly because it wasn’t in the book. Yep, in A Storm of Swords the said sex scene is more ambiguous, because she says no in the beginning, but eventually agrees. (That “gray area” reminded me of the scene in True Detective where Rust fucks Maggie. He basically slut-shames her after the deed–does it mean that he is being sexist, or is his behavior a sign of extreme distress?) Adam Graves, who directed the GoT episode, has said that “…it becomes consensual by the end, because anything for [Cersei and Jaime] ultimately results in a turn-on, especially a power struggle.” That actually doesn’t make any sense in terms of character development, as he implies that they always were like that, and every interaction they have inevitably results in them getting the hornies for each other. I believe there are other issues at play as well.

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