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Game Of Thrones
writer, George RR Martin recently attended Edinburgh International Book Festival on August 11th, and responded to questions
about featuring gay sex scenes in his acclaimed fantasy novel series.
The author divulged that while he is not against the idea, it needs to be more natural, and not used just for reaction, saying, "I'm not going to shy away from doing it if it has to happen, but I don't think you can just insert things because everyone wants to see them." Which was a seemingly repetitive question for Martin, as he shares "Most of these letters come from women. I don't pretend to understand this, I merely read my emails.."
Martin then explained that the television series leaves more to the imagination, as opposed to the restricted point of view like the book series, "In the books I have a very limited third-person viewpoint. It's the way I prefer to write fiction, because it's the way we all see and experience life. I put gay characters in the books but they're not the viewpoint characters. A TV show doesn't have that limitation."
At this point, it's less than likely that a lead gay character will appear in the series, but in the world of GOT
, almost anything seems possible.
Martin confirmed that he will be separating himself from Game Of Thrones'
upcoming fifth season to make time for completing his sixth novel in the series, The Winds Of Winter
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