“There was a period in my life when I would have called myself a feminist, back in the seventies, when the feminist movement was really getting going and growing out of the counter culture of the sixties,’ he says. ‘But the feminist movement has changed. Sometime in the 80s and 90s I read some pieces by women saying that no man can ever be a feminist and you shouldn’t call yourself that because it’s hypocritical, so I backed off. I thought if the current crop of feminists believes that no man can be a feminist, then I guess I’m not one.”
– Game of Thrones creator George R. R. Martin spoke with the UK’s Telegraph about how positively women have responded to his books and the HBO series based on them, and, as a result, ended up “coming out” as a feminist. While it appears that he feels somewhat cagey about using the word because some feminists might not accept him, he goes on to articulate his obviously feminist views: “To me being a feminist is about treating men and women the same. I regard men and women as all human — yes there are differences, but many of those differences are created by the culture that we live in, whether it’s the medieval culture of Westeros, or 21st century western culture.” Indeed. Sounds like he’s a feminist to me. While there are certainly some women who are bothered by the at times gratuitous nudity on the show, “Game of Thrones” also has one of the most diverse casts of complex female characters on television, thanks to Martin’s vision. That’s cool in my book. [Telegraph UK]
It’s been a long break, but “Game of Thrones” is back! Season three starts this Sunday and that’s far better than winter coming. I can finally bask in all the glory that is King in the North, Robb Stark. Thank The Seven. This season promises everything we’ve grown to expect like Joffery being a creep, totally sweet dragons and surprisingly smart political intrigue.
But, despite the hours of complicated plot details and a constantly widening landscape (or maybe because of it), there are some things even the most focused fan might miss. And lovely reader, that’s where we come in! Here are the questions you didn’t even know you had about good old “GoT.” Read more…
This has been a big week. The Supreme Court has been hearing arguments in two key gay marriage cases — the Defense of Marriage Act and California’s Proposition 8 — and their eventual judgments will essentially reveal how the highest court in the land views the constitutionality of a ban on gay marriage. Supporters of marriage equality have been showing their support in a variety of ways, including changing their Facebook profile photos to some iteration of the equals sign in solidarity. Opponents of gay marriage have also been using Facebook to express their wildly cringeworthy, ignorant and discriminatory views. As this Sunday is the premiere of season three of “Game of Thrones,” here are 17 “GoT” GIFs reacting to some of the most inane (and public) anti-gay marriage status Facebook updates. Because marriage equality is coming and Westeros does not suffer fools. Keep reading »
What do you get when you combine the genius of “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” with “Game of Thrones”? It’s “How Khaleesi Got Her Dragons Back,” the timeless tale of a woman who just wants to find her goddamned lost dragons, and in the process finds love. Because really, what’s being the ruler of Westeros if you don’t have a handsome man and your dragons by your side? [HyperVocal] Keep reading »
Confession: I’ve never seen “Game of Thrones.” I know, I know; I shouldn’t be allowed to work for the Internet. I’m just a little bit gore-sensitive, like this one time I watched this movie “Valhalla Rising” and found it viscerally disturbing to the point of tears, and I’m worried that “GoT” is going to be like that for me, too. I should at least give it a chance, right? Anyway, even though I’ve never seen her in the show as Daenerys, I’m kind of obsessed with Emilia Clarke. She has the coolest eyebrows! And, duh, she looked amazing in this Victoria Beckham dress at the Season 3 premiere yesterday. I want her to be everywhere… and she probably will be. I just hope she isn’t actually dating Seth MacFarlane. She could do so, so much better.
I’m sorry, you weren’t expecting the “Game of Thrones”-inspired video parodies, mashups and cat comparisons to stop, were you? Because the internet never tires, didn’t you hear??!! Above, Peter Faulk reads a young Fred Savage an epic tale about fencing, fighting, torture, giants, monsters, true love, set in a land where winter is always coming. So good it’s almost inconceivable!
So excited for the new season of “Game of Thrones” (back March 31)! Excited enough, even, to post these ridiculous photos of “Game of Thrones” cat lookalikes, or “Game of Cats,” if you will. How much does this evil kitten look like evil Joffrey, right? Check out a couple more after the jump! [GQ] Keep reading »
Bonjour! I am back from Paris! I was supposed to be back yesterday, but I got detoured in Iceland. (Long story, but I went to the Blue Lagoon!) Anyway, back on the internet and look what wonderfulness has greeted me! “Game of Thrones,” re-imagined as a 1995 feel-good sitcom! Check out the opening credits above! [Cheezburger]