'Game of Thrones' Star's Push For Gender Equality In TV Includes More Male Nudity

It's time for a change.

Actress Emilia Clarke appeared as a guest on The Late Late Show With James Corden on Monday to discuss the upcoming season of her show, Game of Thrones. During a panel interview, Corden asked Clarke her opinion on the much-talked-about nudity in Game of Thrones.

Clarke's character has appeared naked on the show.

"I feel like there's a little bit of inequality between the amount of nudity that happens with women — this woman in particular — and what happens with the others guys," Clarke said. "I think that should be even."

Clarke might have a strong point about the imbalanced levels of nudity for men and women. Her Game of Thrones co-star, Natalie Dormer, previously called for more male nudity on the show.

But the lack of male nudity in media is not just a Game of Thrones problem. A recent study found that women are three times more likely to appear naked in a Hollywood film than men.

"The preciousness surrounding the penis demonstrates nothing more than the reluctance to objectify the male body in the same way that women's have been objectified in modern media for decades," Kristen Iversen wrote in an essay for Brooklyn Magazine.

Well said.




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