I bathed my dog with this almond shampoo that turned out to be kinda citrus. And now my dog smells like an amaretto sour.
A moment of silence to all the kids who can’t wait to become a teenager because they think it’s fun
Two hours of silence for all the teenagers who can’t wait to become adults because they think they’ll get to do whatever they want
a shot of vodka to all the 20 somethings who are coping with a lack of rent money by sitting around eating captain crunch in dinosaur PJs wishing they were actually a pre-teen again.
The alter scene was always rape.
It was rape in the books and in the show. Cersei was grieving, this was the first time she saw Jaime in months, she didn’t even know if he was real or a dream, he took advantage of her.
In the books she gave him a chaste kiss, seeking affection and non-sexual comfort as she is grieving for Joffrey, Jaime is just horny and starts to kiss her sexually, to which she says “no”, she tells him she doesn’t want him to kiss her, but he continues.
That is rape.
He kisses her to stop her talking, silencing her verbal protests, and then ignoring her physical protests, until she gives into him.
It changes nothing if she wanted it later, she made it clear she didn’t want it, so it is rape, end of discussion.
The book scene is from Jaime’s perspective, and his fans seem to be happily ignoring the parts which blatantly show this to be a rape scene, the chapter states that he was ignoring her protests. I see people heralding the original scene as one of mutual consent, but it was certainly not.
It was a rape scene.Jaime raped Cersei, because he is a bad person, and was horny. The show scene was not out of character, it doesn’t ruin Jaime’s character, it just shows that he is a bad person, because he is.
This doesn’t ruin Cersei either, as if the show follows the course of the books, this is their last sexual encounter for the foreseeable future, and Cersei will grow cold to him, and reject him later, probably largely spurned by him raping her.
However, I think it is important to note that while the show’s portrayal was accurate, suitably unromanticized, and clear in the portrayal of the events as rape, I am not okay with the crew’s statements about it, Coster-Waldeau suggesting that it was not rape.