Emilia Clarke Wants More Male Nudity on ‘Game of Thrones’: ‘Free the Penis’


It’s time for the guys to give it a go! In her cover story interview for the May issue of Glamour, Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clarke revealed that she’d like to see more male nudity on the hit HBO show.

The actress, 29, who plays Khaleesi (aka Daenerys Targaryen, the Mother of Dragons) on the fantasy drama series, quipped to the fashion magazine that if it were up to her, she’d "bring back all the pretty boys, get them to take their trousers down, and be like, 'I'm now the queen of everything! I'd like close-ups of all the boys' penises, please.'"

Joking aside, Clarke does feel that both the men and women of Westeros should be subject to showing the same amount of skin, as she explained during a Thursday, April 14, appearance on Conan.

"There's plenty of female nudity [on Game of Thrones], myself included, and I feel like … I think we should get some equal male nudity and female nudity. I think it is a discussion that should be had,” she said. “Free the penis.”

In September 2015, the U.K. native took to Instagram to address criticism over the inundation of sex scenes and constant nakedness included on GoT.

I was followed into a party by a journalist who asked me a question about female empowerment and then quoted me entirely out of context for an outlet I didn’t agree to speak with. So I feel now, with the beauty of Instagram I should clarify my statements, if for nothing else than for posterity. In drama, if a nude scene forwards a story or is shot in a way that adds insight into characters, I’m perfectly fine with it. Sometimes explicit scenes are required and make sense for the characters/story, as they do in Westeros. If it’s gratuitous for gratuitous sake, then I will discuss with a director on how to make it more subtle. In either case, like a good Mother of Dragons, I’m always in control. #dracarys #bodiesmaybetemplesbutmindsarewhatmatter #MODforreal

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“In drama, if a nude scene forwards a story or is shot in a way that adds insight into characters, I’m perfectly fine with it. Sometimes explicit scenes are required and make sense for the characters/story, as they do in Westeros,” she wrote. “If it’s gratuitous for gratuitous sake, then I will discuss with a director on how to make it more subtle. In either case, like a good Mother of Dragons, I’m always in control.”

Game of Thrones airs on HBO Mondays at 10 p.m. ET. 

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