After six seasons of Game of Thrones, it’s safe for HBO viewers to say that HBO has a… well… a sexual assault problem, to put it nicely. And a gore problem. And a race problem. And an incest problem. And a woman problem. And a….
But I digress.
Although it’s true that HBO has some great television shows, there’s the age old “It’s not Porn it’s HBO!” shtick to get over while watching anything the network produces. Tits aren’t inherently bad of course, but HBO’s biggest money monger Game of Thrones has been long criticized for its use of rape and other forms of sexual violence as shock value and (female) nudity purely for audience titillation rather than to add any valuable texture to the show. Continue reading Is Westworld HBO’s Answer to Game of Thrones’ Critics?