Natalie Dormer is getting sick of all you people with sensitive sensibilities getting outraged by Game of Thrones. It’s understandable, too. She has to do an endless number of interviews where the politically incorrect show gets dissected, and if she happens to say something that can be misconstrued in the slightest, chances are it probably will.
So, take that into consideration when she stated quite plainly that some people just shouldn’t be watching Game of Thrones. Not if they’re expecting it to be all sunshine and fairies.
“All I know is that I turn on the news, and it’s covering a boy drowning off a coast, or children being shown beheading videos,” she told the Sunday Times. “The horror of human nature is prevalent in our world, and I appreciate that some people want to turn on the telly for escapism — but if that’s what you want, don’t watch Game of Thrones.”
“I choose fantasy to vent, to process complex political, sexual and social politics at the safe distance of fiction. For me, that’s what art should be.”
And that’s where the disconnect probably lies. Many choose fantasy to vent in a different way, using it to escape the terrible day to day news we’re seeing more and more of. Fantasy has never been done HBO style — sure, we’ve had some sexy, gory fantasy in the past, but always with an element of B movie camp. Game of Thrones takes everything very seriously, and doesn’t flinch at the horrible reality that many of the denizens of Westeros live.
So, let this be your official notice, direct from Margaery Tyrell herself: If you can’t stand the heat, stay out of the Seven Kingdoms. Things are only going to get worse as the show rolls on towards what will undoubtedly be a brutal, bloody end.