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Sophie Turner Responds to 'Game of Thrones' Rape Scene

Sophie Turner Responds to 'Game of Thrones' Rape Scene

Sophie Turner is speaking out about that super controversial scene in this week’s episode of Game of Thrones.


In the episode, Sophie‘s character Sansa Stark was raped on her wedding night by her new husband, played by Iwan Rheon.

The scene has caused a ton of backlash, including an angry tweet from Sen. Claire McCaskill who says she is “done with the show because of the “gratuitous rape scene” that was “disgusting and unacceptable.”

Sophie spoke to Entertainment Weekly about the scene and even though she “kinda loved it,” she admitted it was “so messed up.”

Click inside to read Sophie Turner’s full remarks on the scene…

On first reading the scene: “When I read that scene, I kinda loved it. I love the way Ramsay had Theon watching. It was all so messed up. It’s also so daunting for me to do it. I’ve been making [producer Bryan Cogman] feel so bad for writing that scene: ‘I can’t believe you’re doing this to me!’ But I secretly loved it..”

On fans who think, “how can they do this to Sansa?”: “I completely agree with them! After Joffrey, she’s escaped him and you think she’s going to lose her virginity to a guy who’s really sweet and takes care of her and she’s thrown in with a guy who’s a whole lot worse. But I kind of like the fact she doesn’t really know what a psycho he is until that night. She has a sense, but she’s more scared of his father. And then that night everything gets so f”ked up.”

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  • j b

    The rape scene was extremely hot hearing Sophie Turner scream in lustful pain as she got plowed from behind.

  • jane

    the senator should have watched Outlander that night, man on man rape. that’s ok?

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  • VanityInsecurity

    Really? There are so many movies, shows, music videos.. that have rape in them lets boycott everything from now on…stfu Senator

  • marnold1966

    Does anybody really care what Senator Claire “I’m a total moron” McCaskill thinks???

  • Queen in the North

    So, I guess she missed that episode in season one where Khal Drogo takes Dany’s virginity from behind. Just like Ramsay took Sansa’s. And that was on camera.

  • Brits

    If it wasn’t Sansa I don’t think the backlash would’ve been this big.

  • Brits

    I remember there were some people upset. However the audience wasn’t as attached to Dany then, that was the beginning and Dany became this strong female character. Sansa on the other hand, has been having hit after hit.

  • Brits

    you’re sick. JJ delete this.

  • Raising Self

    I read outlander and what Jack Randall did to Jaime ruined my mind for about 3 weeks.

  • ola akande

    drogo took khaleesi the same way ramsay took sansa…from behind…with force. and they showed the drogo scene. mind u this is a show that showed a pregnant woman get stabbed in her stomach, at a wedding reception. if you’ve never watched the show OR if you’ve watched every episode & this is the scene that was too much for u, then its simple. stop watching the show & let the real fans enjoy it

  • FormerLamark

    Being raped by “husband” happens (and has happened for ages) every day million times in the real life, including 8-year-old child brides. And nobody cares about it!!!

  • Scott Francis

    It’s a TV Show PEOPLE !!!! stuff like this happened all the time in the old days if not worse. Not sure why people think Game of Thrones is suppose to have modern morals and values…. The rape scene was pretty minimum compared to other rape scenes in other movies that nobody has complained about.. They didn’t even show anything… So for those who were offended, get over yourself and go watch the Disney channel.

  • Scott Francis

    Did she see the rape happen? Wouldn’t it be more like a rape if she were to say “No,” or maybe fight him off or something? She was losing her virginity to a horrible man that tortured, neutered and enslaved her previous tormentor. If you are going to watch a show or big screen film based on a violent time period, then you are going to see violent acts. How many war films were made that showed the reality of what war? Where women were raped, families slaughtered and prisoners were tortured for years. Claire McCaskill must be dumb as fuck if she thought that GOT was going to be about sprinkling pixie dust over each other and all is well with the world. She is obviously from a different era where the husband says “Honey, I’m home!” and the wife comes running to greet him at the door. This isn’t a Leave to Beaver show, no, this is the most mild of raw natured medieval times placed into the small screen. Even when Passion of the Christ was made it was gory and that was after they had to cut down some scenes for the severe graphic shots.

  • deusexmacina

    The rape scene was not that brutal nor detailed eveyone is over reacting on it like it was the nastiest thing on TV. If someone really want to see brutality during coitus watch japanese hentais

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  • jane

    did you see the show this past week? omg, it was horrid. turned me off the show a bit :-(

  • j b

    Your just one of those stupid feminazi bitches. Shut up!

  • Raising Self

    I sure did! Watching the sadist in action deeply disturbed me.