Here we go again with all the hype for Game of Thrones.
I haven’t seen any of this HBO fantasy drama myself. Written about it, though—and mostly negatively.
Of course, I can’t review the show, having not seen it. And I hope my earlier articles (most of them several years ago) always proceed with a tone that says, “I’m open to correction here, but here’s what I understand about this show.”
For example, by all accounts, it’s a plain fact that the show has porn in it.
Based on this, I think we should condemn the porn as (at best) inappropriate.
My friend Cap Stewart went further, and reminds us that these exploitative scenes aren’t just “awkward,” but violate the actors’ dignity. (More recently, Cap wrote this must-read series, When High Fantasy Becomes Porn Fantasy.)
So I’ve had a bit to say about this subject. But now that the show’s final season is due to debut, I keep hearing everyone getting crazy hyped.
I try not to judge. Rather, I find myself morbidly curious—and not about all these nasty, sin-compromising friends I have.
Instead, I trust my friends. I’m presuming that they already have natural temptation-resistance, or other methods, for resisting what would otherwise be the succulent allure of visual pornography.1
But then I get more curious about what those methods are. So I propose this poll. Anonymous replies are fine! But feel free to comment below, knowing that right now, it’s me who’s trying to learn from you.
Then perhaps later, you can ask me about my strategies for dealing with sexually exploitative moments in anime . . .