Okay let me be the first to say that scene was FUCKED UP. For reals, it was rape and I am not denying that. HOWEVER for those of you saying that the scene was completely out of character and Jamie would NEVER do that I suggest you re-read the scene in the book. And I mean REALLY re-read it because it’s not far off from where the show took it. Here’s the passage in question:
"There was no tenderness in the kiss he returned to her, only hunger. Her mouth opened from his tongue. ‘No…not here. The septons…’ ‘The Others can take the septons.’…She pounded on his chest with feeble fists, muttering about the risk, the danger, about her father, about the septons, about the wrath of the gods. He never heard her.”
That right there is sexual assault (at this point he hadn’t penetrated her). She is pounding on his chest trying to get him to stop and he just ignores her. “He never heard her”. He’s not thinking about Cersei, he’s thinking about himself. Just because it is followed up with this:
“Hurry,” she was whispering now, “quickly, quickly, now, do it now, do me now. Jaime Jaime Jaime.” Her hands helped guide him. “Yes,” Cersei said as he thrust, “my brother, sweet brother, yes, like that, yes, I have you, you’re home now, you’re home now, you’re home.”
Does NOT mean that he was not sexually assaulting her in the beginning. She still said no and he continued anyway. Her giving consent after a while does not negate the fact that she resisted him and he continued anyway. He was going to have sex with her whether she wanted to or not, it just so happens that she eventually changed her mind. EVENTUALLY. NOT RIGHT AWAY. Also let me point out that this scene is from Jamie’s POV so we only see what he sees.
Honestly, if the show had portrayed it like the book I think it would have been a bigger controversy. What kind of message would that send? That if you ignore her lack of consent and keep going anyway she’ll eventually want it? And yes I know this is a fantasy show, not real life, but people are freaking out (rightfully) over this rape scene while romanticizing the book scene that was just as fucked up IMO. Let’s not pretend the book painted the scene as some romantic, loving act between two people. Both scenes started out the same, the only difference is in the book Cersei eventually consents.
And let me state again that both scenes are NOT OKAY. I’m not defending the show scene, I’m just saying that it wasn’t far off from the book.
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