10:57 am - 12/13/2012

Emilia Clarke as Holly Golightly in 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'

Emilia Clarke is trading in Daenerys Targaryen’s famous look for Holly Golightly’s: The first photos of Games of Thrones’ Clarke as Holly from the new Broadway play Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s have been released.

The classic New York love story, based on the novella by Capote and best-known from the 1961 movie starring Audrey Hepburn, comes to the stage when it has its world premiere on March 20. In addition to Clarke, the show will star Cory Michael Smith as Fred and is directed by Sean Mathias with a script penned by Richard Greenberg, the Tony Award-winning writer of Take Me Out.

“The goal of this version is to return to the original setting of the novella, which is the New York of the Second World War, as well as to resume its tone — still stylish and romantic, yes, but rougher-edged and more candid than people generally remember,” Greenberg said in an earlier statement.

kurtvonnegut 13th-Dec-2012 07:07 pm (UTC)
I watch GOT but I know where you're coming from. Not to mention the writers put rape in the series between Emilia Clarke's character and her husband when it wasn't even in the book in the first place. Not sure what the excuse for that would be other than thinking fanboys want to see rape.
watermeloncholy 13th-Dec-2012 08:46 pm (UTC)
He does rape her in the books though.

kurtvonnegut 13th-Dec-2012 11:37 pm (UTC)
No he doesn't. He specifically asks her if it's ok and she says yes. I read the book right after I saw series 1 and was stunned.
aquanite 14th-Dec-2012 07:47 am (UTC)
Yeah seriously! That's one of the changes that just bothers me the most...WHY? What is the purpose of it idgi
ichdontthinksoo 14th-Dec-2012 09:59 am (UTC)
I know, I was SO disappointed because it's honestly one of the sweetest things about Drogo and it makes their whole story the kind you can root for since the beginning. But no, they had to ruin that on TV.
watermeloncholy 14th-Dec-2012 10:13 am (UTC)
Yes he does rape her and I'm not referring to the first time where it's dubious consent because she couldn't actually say no to him. She was being threatened amongst other things. I understand that that particular scene is a lot less terrible in the series, but it's still problematic.

Later on, she mentions being sore from riding her horse, but Drogo still makes her have sex with him when she doesn't want to. She isn't able to say no, so it IS rape. She even thinks about dying because she feels so neglected and depressed from basically being treated like a glorified sex slave.

And I quote:

At first it had not come easy. Thekhalasar had broken camp the morning after her wedding, moving east toward Vaes Dothrak, and by the third day Dany thought she was going to die. Saddle sores opened on her bottom, hideous and bloody. Her thighs were chafed raw, her hands blistered from the reins, the muscles of her legs and back so wracked with pain that she could scarcely sit. By the time dusk fell, her handmaids would need to help her down from her mount.

Even the nights brought no relief. Khal Drogo ignored her when they rode, even as he had ignored her during their wedding, and spent his evenings drinking with his warriors and bloodriders, racing his prize horses, watching women dance and men die. Dany had no place in these parts of his life. She was left to sup alone, or with Ser Jorah and her brother, and afterward to cry herself to sleep. Yet every night, some time before the dawn, Drogo would come to her tent and wake her in the dark, to ride her as relentlessly as he rode his stallion. He always took her from behind, Dothraki fashion, for which Dany was grateful; that way her lord husband could not see the tears that wet her face, and she could use her pillow to muffle her cries of pain. When he was done, he would close his eyes and begin to snore softly and Dany would lie beside him, her body bruised and sore, hurting too much for sleep.

Day followed day, and night followed night, until Dany knew she could not endure a moment longer. She would kill herself rather than go on, she decided one night . . .

Edited at 2012-12-14 10:17 am (UTC)
momentsplinter 15th-Dec-2012 06:41 am (UTC)
and let's not forget that dany is only thirteen in the books

i don't know how people think that shit isn't rape
watermeloncholy 15th-Dec-2012 09:42 am (UTC)
I shipped it, but honestly...I'm not going to romanticise it.

Martial rape is still rape, even if later on Dany actually falls for him.
meow_tan 13th-Dec-2012 09:08 pm (UTC)
the rape between dany and her husband was even worse in the books imo
watermeloncholy 14th-Dec-2012 10:15 am (UTC)
I don't understand how people completely miss that he does indeed rape her.

The consent stuff in the beginning is debatable, but later on he does actually make her have sex with him when she physically can't because she's so sore and she isn't able to say no because she knows it's her duty.

Marital rape is still rape.

I shipped it, but come on!
hellishcangaroo 13th-Dec-2012 09:53 pm (UTC)
Just want to say, you and h0tfuss are my favorite ONTD users ever - you guys are always on point!
lathwen1 14th-Dec-2012 12:03 am (UTC)
I think is debatable whether it was rape or not. I guess she consented, but since she was forced and didn't choose to marry him, and was crying while all this happens, shows it wasn't completely consensual.

The writers do put rape in the series tho, I was nhf the scene with attempt of rape of Sansa.
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