Emilia Clarke Defends 'Game of Thrones' Nudity: 'People F---- For Pleasure'

Kelly Woo
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"Game of Thrones" star Emilia Clarke is fed up with the outrage over nudity in the hit HBO drama.

In an interview with Harper's Bazaar, the actress said, "There are so many shows centered around this very true fact that people reproduce. People f--- for pleasure — it's part of life."

From the start, the show has been criticized by some for including so many nude scenes. Clarke herself has been part of a few iconic ones, including when Daenerys rose from the ashes with her three baby dragons in Season 1 and when she emerged from the fiery Dothraki khal tent in Season 6.

And of course, there was the "boat sex" scene between Daenerys and Kit Harington's Jon Snow in the Season 7 finale.

"I'm starting to get really annoyed about this stuff now because people say, 'Oh, yeah, all the porn sites went down when Game of Thrones came back on.' I'm like, 'The Handmaid's Tale?' I fucking love that show, and I cried when it ended because I couldn't handle not seeing it. That is all sex and nudity," she said.

Clarke has defended the show's use of nudity before, telling Elle in July, "I get a lot of crap for having done nudes scenes and sex scenes. That, in itself, is so antifeminist. Women hating on other women is just the problem."