Ever wonder why there’s so much nudity on Game of Thrones? We are, after all, talking about a show that one critic coined the term “sexposition” to describe certain scenes in the show.
Director Neil Marshall says that the directive to have “full frontal nudity” comes from the show’s creative team.
“The weirdest part [of directing Game of Thrones] was when you have one of the exec producers leaning over your shoulder, going, ‘You can go full frontal, you know. This is television, you can do whatever you want! And do it! I urge you to do it!’ So I was like, ‘Okay, well, you’re the boss,’” he tells ScreenCrush. “This particular exec took me to one side and said, ‘Look, I represent the pervert side of the audience, okay? Everybody else is the serious drama side, [but] I represent the perv side of the audience, and I’m saying I want full frontal nudity in this scene.’ So you go ahead and do it.”