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Really? If they want to do something different then why not pair an old/ugly/fat/dwarf woman with a hot young muscular stud? Even Cersei's young lover is painfully effeminate
Besides the sex scenes, the words/lines they use such as 'I'll put a son in you' or 'I squirted you into your mother's belly' is such a turn off and a bit scary! Peter Dinklage can have sex with as many women as he wants and he's a 'MAN' but all the women he sleeps with are 'wh##es'
Not just the costumes and settings but everything is literally medieval!
Even with all these worries going on in my head, I can't stop watching the show
I think that you bring up some valid points, that although Tyrion is a dwarf, he still is a man and doesn't get treated poorly for sleeping around. Yet, this is one of the first times in mainstream media (that I can recall) where we've seen a character like Tyrion sleeping around. And it's not the typical "prince" character, like Jaime, who's sleeping around. Which I find very interesting. And yes, I do find Peter attractive, I don't care about his hight, the guy has a good looking face!
And I will readily admit that the show is very problematic in many aspects but it seems like G.R.R.M has slowly been taking the medieval aspect in a new direction. We have women like Sansa, Cersei, Daenerys, and Arya who are all quite complex characters. And while much of their relations and character stories center around men (like in the case of Sansa and her storyline with Joffrey or The Hound) we also have character's like Arya who dismisses typical gender roles (which she does in part for her own protection but also, earlier in the series because she was never a "girly-girl.") or like Daenerys who takes on the role of a leader. The last two, aren't something typically found in medieval history or stories inspired by this era, so for that I think the show is heading in a promising direction.
In terms of aspects of the show being problematic I personally feel that so much of the entertainment available is problematic in one way or another, but as long as we understand why it's problematic (and to always question the issues), it's okay to watch/enjoy it. But it's also important to continue to work towards improving the story-lines/characters that are part of mass media.
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