Warning: Game of Thrones nudity and general season six spoilers
Emilia Clare has spoken out about one of the most shocking moments from the latest episode of Game of Thrones.
No, not Hodor’s death or the revelation of why he’s called Hodor – the scene where a random penis made its GOT debut.
For those who watch Game of Thrones, you know this is a big deal.
So.. This needs to be addressed… All of my GoT fans, let me know what you think. https://t.co/vZxKHnd5pF
— usnavymatt (@usnavymatt) May 23, 2016
I'm glad they showed a floppy penis in game of thrones that isn't a prosthetic. It's about time.
— Doug Brochu (@DugyFresh) May 23, 2016
Discussing the latest episode on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Emilia Clarke praised the introduction of ‘junk equality’ on the show, which regularly features naked women.
She said: “I mean, I did it. Why can’t the boys do it? I think they heard me! Junk equality!”
The actress addressed one of the latest episodes in which her fireproof character Daenerys Targaryen emerges from a burning tent, standing powerful and without clothes.
Clarke praised the nude scene as different to ones she had previously acted in, saying:
For me, I did it before in season one and people like to talk about it, so I just wanted to come out and do an empowered scene which wasn’t sexual.
It was naked, but it was strong. I’m kicking ass naked. If you can do it without any clothes, then you’re a real badass.
The actress has previously called for nudity balance in the show, claiming that women are sexualised while men are shown naked purely for humour.
She told the Late Late Show: “I feel like there’s a little bit of inequality between the amount of nudity that happens with women…and that happens with the other guys. I just think that should be even.”
While the most recent episode did feature a bit of nude equality, as Vulture points out, it’s not the first time we’ve seen some manhood on the show. Back in season one, both Hodor and Theon Greyjoy flashed their penises, and if you look closely in the background of some episodes, you can see up to five more.
Up until now though, we’ve hardly seen ‘junk equality’ on the show. It’s about time.