I just listened to the commentary for “The Bear and the Maiden Fair” and what’s really interesting to me is that GRRM speaks up whenever Michelle Maclaren makes an observation about the show which differs from the books or asks a question about a character or event which George then elaborates on if not all of the information is there in the show.
When Michelle Maclaren talks about a potential romance between Jaime and Brienne, George doesn’t say a thing. He goes along with it. I don’t know about you, but I think that’s very interesting.
Once I was reading some comments on the av club’s review of Game of Thrones–last season, some time—and this guy was replying to a woman who was uncomfortable with the Joffrey/Ros death scene.
He said, to paraphrase, that GoT would make women uncomfortable bc it’s “obviously a show aimed at men.”
Think about that statement in this context. The sexual violence against women makes women uncomfortable–but it’s there bc the show is aimed at men, so making women uncomfortable is okay. Besides the very basic sexism of that notion, this dude was basically saying that entertainment geared toward men SHOULD HAVE SEXUAL VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN BC THAT’S WHAT APPEALS TO MEN.
Alan: I think the audience was very happy to see her [Sansa] show at least some will for revenge there. For however briefly. David: Were you in the message boards again? David: Everyone denies looking at them, but you know… I actually don’t. Alan: But I really don’t. Dan: You do. When people come in the room and see you looking at them, you turn it off really quickly and turn on the porn.