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‘Game Of Thrones’: Producer Attempts To Justify [SPOILER]’s Shocking Rape

Mon, May 18, 2015 11:23am EDT by Avery Thompson 7 Comments

There are heated debates going around concerning the May 17 episode of ‘Game of Thrones,’ and many fans are furious over the rape of a fan favorite character. Producer Bryan Cogman is speaking out about that scene, and his justification of the brutal moment will truly shock you.

Game of Thrones just took controversy to a whole new level. The final moments of the May 17 episode rocked fans to their core. [SPOILER] wasn’t just attacked — she was raped. However, producer Bryan Cogman doesn’t seem to have the same view on the shocking scene. In an all-new interview, Bryan says that [SPOILER] was clearly “making a choice,” and she’s not a “timid little girl” anymore.

‘Game Of Thrones’: Sansa Raped — Final Scene Stirs Up Controversy

The controversial rape of Sansa Stark (Sophie Turner) at the end of the May 17 episode stirred up intense discussions on the internet, and Bryan’s comments regarding the scene are about to ignite more rage amongst fans.

“This is Game of Thrones,” Bryan told Entertainment Weekly. “This isn’t a timid little girl walking into a wedding night with Joffrey (Jack Gleeson). This is a hardened woman making a choice and she sees this as the way to get back her homeland. Sansa has a wedding night in the sense she never thought she would with one of the monsters of the show. It’s pretty intense and awful and the character will have to deal with it.”

UPDATE: Bryan has clarified his answer to EW.

Even though it was her wedding night, Sansa was clearly raped by Ramsay (Iwan Rheon). The atrocious act was completely against her will. She never said “yes” or “no,” but such a heinous act can’t be justified by a “yes” or “no” answer. 

A similar scene in George R.R. Martin’s A Dance With Dragons does occur, but the show decided to deviate from the books. Ramsay marries Jeyne Poole, who poses as a fake Arya Stark. In the book, Theon is forced to strip “Arya” and perform sexual acts on her to prepare her Ramsay. This scene is equally terrible to the one we saw on the May 17 episode. Bryan was asked if the scene would be as cruel as in the books, and this was his response:

“No!” he continued. “Lord no. No-no-no-no-noNoIt’s still a shared form of abuse that they have to endure, Sansa and Theon. But it’s not the extreme torture and humiliation that scene in the book is.”

‘Game Of Thrones’: Sophie Turner Speaks Out

Sophie, who plays Sansa, had a surprising reaction to the shocking scene.

“When I read that scene, I kinda loved it,” she told EW. “I love the way Ramsay had Theon watching. It was all so messed up. It’s also so daunting for me to do it. I’ve been making [producer Bryan Cogman] feel so bad for writing that scene: ‘I can’t believe you’re doing this to me!’ But I secretly loved it.”

HollywoodLifers, what do you think? Do you think Ramsay raped Sansa? Or do you agree with Bryan? Let us know.

— Avery Thompson