Once Again, 'Game Of Thrones' Gets Called Out For Rape Scene
"Game of Thrones" is catching heat for its depiction of sexual assault — just like last year — but the show's cast and crew stand by the scene.By Ben Lawson | May 18, 2015
No one has ever accused "Game of Thrones" of being the warmest show around.
But last night's episode has some asking if the show has taken its unwaveringly brutal tone too far. Here is our obligatory spoiler warning. Stop now if you haven't seen episode six of season five.
The big controversy from Sunday's episode centers on the rape of Sansa Stark, while Theon Greyjoy is forced to look on. Many said the focus on the bystander reduces the sexual assault of a woman to a plot point for a male character.