Sex, in TV shows and movies, is usually portrayed as a form of power. Examples of this could be seen in ‘House of Cards’, ‘Nymphomaniac‘ and of course, ‘Game of Thrones’. But sometimes these scenes have no significance at all and can be flat out dismissed. Nude scenes are just nude scenes and a lot of the times, they don’t really mean anything more than that. But when these full frontal nude scenes involve Emilia Clarke, it surely means something, at least to the male audience watching the show. Those few golden moments are where the plot of the show just fades away and for once, you just forget about all the beheading and disemboweling that are actually more prevalent than anything else in the series.
Don’t get me wrong, ‘Game of Thrones‘ is, without a doubt, one of the best TV shows of our time and its production value is beyond any other TV show in history. The cast, too, is brilliant and my intention here is not to body shame or degrade the reputation of any of them. But the fact that the show is replete with nude scenes cannot be ignored even if one really wants to. It is now a part of the show and deserves to be talked about. Almost all major characters have been portrayed sexually in one way or the other. But one character who just keeps coming up as the sex symbol of ‘GOT’ is Emilia Clarke, who plays the role of Daenerys Targaryen. Emilia Clarke is a great actress and the fact that she is the seventh highest paid American primetime TV show actor just proves that she has immense talent. But even when it comes to nude scenes, she has set some really high standards by displaying high level of boldness and of course, professionalism as an actor.
In a very recent interview, Clarke said that she does not regret anything she has previously done in the show. “Not one part of the show I would go back and redo”, she says. Even after being criticized by many feminists, Emilia Clarke claims that she still tries to portray herself as a strong and empowered woman. So yes, we do understand her sentiments behind it. But since she plays a very significant role in the show, we just had to make a list about this as well. Here’s the list of top Emilia Clarke nude scenes in ‘Game of Thrones’.
10. Kahl Grago’s Sexual Assault (Season 1 – Episode 2)
The world of ‘Game of Thrones‘ is not all sunshine and rainbows for women and Daenerys is probably the one suffering the most. She is just sold out to Drogo by her brother as a wedding present. And while it is pretty obvious that he is raping her, this scene makes it even more obvious for the viewers. This is no feast to the eyes and we are so grateful that it does not last more than a few seconds because it’s really painful to watch someone getting forced into sex like that. This scene does have some relevance to the storyline because it leads to another sex scene much later in the show where there is a reversal in the roles. Dany doesn’t obviously rape Drogo, but she finally takes the lead.
Later, during a speech after Drogo’s death, she even mentions the fact that she has been raped and defiled but even then, the only thing that manages to keep her alive is her faith. Here, she refers to her relationship with Kahl (Jason Momoa) and how she was raped every night before they were able to build an actual bond. So clearly, the value of this scene goes far ahead in the series and it highlights the fact that even though Drogo and Dany later fall in love, it does not negate the trauma that she suffers from all of this. This scene reminds the viewers how much pain she has taken to finally make her way to the throne and those who think otherwise should just rewind back to the initial episodes.