Popular HBO show Game of Thrones has drawn critical acc;amin, but it has also received criticism for its gender imbalance; the show has become known for its gratuitous nudity, but it is disproportionately women who are shown in the buff.
Sibel Kekilli, who portrays Shae on the show, has spoken about the this issue and joined the conversation. In response to a question asking whether she’d like to see more male nudity on Game of Thrones, the actress’s answer was an unequivocal yes. “[I want to see the show’s] good-looking guys … Conleth Hill and Peter Dinklage,” said Kekilli. “Why are all the woman naked?”
Humorous and tongue-in-cheek as the actress’s delivery of her question may have been, it is one that many ponder regarding the media’s presentation of gender. Whether Kekilli’s comments reflect changes in Game of Thrones remains to be seen — the new season of the show premieres April 6 on HBO.