The hit HBO fantasy drama series Game of Thrones has become one of the biggest and best shows around but it has not been without controversy along the way, with a huge amount of sex and violence involved in the series. Actress Emilia Clarke plays the role of Daenerys Targaryen in Game of Thrones and she has been seen nude on a number of occasions in the series.
One of the latest complaints about Game of Thrones is how the series depicts the female characters, with a number of people accusing the show of being sexist. However, Emilia Clarke has now hit back at these critics, with Emilia insisting that they couldn't be further from the truth, with Game of Thrones showing a variety of different levels to the women in the series.
Clarke was chatting to Entertainment Weekly, when she told them, "There’s so much controversy. That’s what’s beautiful about Game of Thrones - it's (the) depiction of women in so many different stages of development. There are women depicted as sexual tools, women who have zero rights, women who are queens but only to a man, and then there are women who are literally unstoppable and as powerful as you can possibly imagine."
She then went on to add, "It pains me to hear people taking Thrones out of context with anti-feminist spin, because you can’t do that about this show. It shows the range that happens to women, and ultimately shows women are not only equal, but have a lot of strength."
Game of Thrones season six is set to premiere on Sunday, April 24, on HBO in the US, before then airing a day later on Sky Atlantic in the UK.