21 4 / 2014
It feels like the writers were just far more comfortable and okay with writing a rape scene rather than a scene where a woman has sex on her period and that should be fucking terrifying to everyone.
21 4 / 2014
"He says, I don’t care. He wants to not care. He has to connect to her, and he knows this is the most fucked up way for it to happen, but in that moment, he knows it’s all he can do. It’s an act of powerlessness.”
“It was tough to shoot, as well,” says Coster-Waldau. “There is significance in that scene, and it comes straight from the books—it’s George R.R. Martin’s mind at play. It took me awhile to wrap my head around it, because I think that, for some people, it’s just going to look like rape. The intention is that it’s not just that; it’s about two people who’ve had this connection for so many years, and much of it is physical, and much of it has had to be kept secret, and this is almost the last thing left now. It’s him trying to force her back and make him whole again because of his stupid hand."
"…it’s all that he can do. It’s an act of powerlessness."
No, you don’t get to paint Jaime as the victim who ‘gives in’ to his need to overpower Cersei to gain some sort of control over his life. No.
"…it comes straight from the books—it’s [Martin’s] mind at play."
It is NOT, it is the people who run this show and write this script, do not go running to pin this one one on GRRM when we can all flip open the book and read the scene for ourselves.
"…for some people, it’s just going to look like rape."
It is clear-cut rape shown in the show. There are no blurred lines and no ‘it depends how you look at it’ point of view.
"It’s him trying to force her back and make him whole again…"
Why the heck are Jaime’s actions justifiable by the excuse that his life is screwed up and he’s lost a hand to the point that he must "force her back" and fix his screwed up problems for him? You are not allowed to force yourself on someone with the hopes that it will “make you whole”; what kind of person do you want to be that requires that sort of action to achieve completion? This is not character or plot progression but I almost hope it serves as such so we see repercussions down the road. Imagine if Jaime’s story arc doesn’t change and we’re left with the sick feeling in our stomachs that people are supposed to think that consent and rape are lines meant to be blurred so that there really isn’t a difference.