Game of Thrones is about sexual and social politics: Natalie Dormer

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  • Updated: Feb 23, 2016 16:31 IST
Natalie Dormer is very clear about Game of Thrones’ relationship with innocent fun.

Actor Natalie Dormer thinks HBO’s fantasy drama TV series Game of Thrones is not for people who watch TV as a form of escapism.

Dormer, who stars as Margaery Tyrell on the show, knows it is unlikely to appeal to people who wish to put their everyday concerns behind them, because of its graphic depiction of sex and violence, reports

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“All I know is that I turn on the news, and it’s covering a boy drowning off the coast, or children being shown beheading videos. The horror of human nature is prevalent in our world, and I appreciate that some people want to turn on the telly for escapism - but if that’s what you want, don’t watch Game of Thrones,” Dormer told Sunday Times magazine.

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“I choose fantasy to vent, to process complex political, sexual and social politics at the safe distance of fiction. For me, that’s what art should be,” she added.

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