House Of The Dragon: Game Of Thrones Fans Are Having A Meltdown Over 'Feminist Comment' In New Trailer
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But while some fans might be concerned that the new series might hurt them the same way that the final GoT season did, others upset by a supposed 'feminist comment' that made it into the trailer. Check it out here:
Set 200 years before the events of Game Of Thrones, and based on George RR Martin's book Fire & Blood, the prequel will give fans an insight into the history of House Targaryen.
It will star Rhys Ifans (Notting Hill), Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One), Paddy Considine (Peaky Blinders), Matt Smith (Dr Who), Emma D’Arcy (Truth Seekers), and Eve Best (Nurse Jackie).
In the teaser trailer released by HBO on Thursday, Princess Rhaenys Velaryon (Eve Best) tells Princess Rhaenyra Targaryen (Emma D’Arcy): "Men would sooner put a torch to the realm than see a woman ascend the iron throne".
The line has had some fans up in arms, arguing that there was no need to include the "feminist comment" that needlessly "injecting" politics into the series.
Say what now?
Call us crazy, but for a series that will cover a fight for the iron throne, it's hard to see how House Of The Dragon *wouldn't* involve politics.
"The bit about 'a woman ascending the iron thrown' is why Netflix lost subscribers. Did HBO not learn that lesson?" asked one frustrated Twitter user, later adding: "Injecting our current political points into fantasy is what I was referring to with Netflix."
Amused by the bizarre complaint, one fan wrote: "The show is about a fight over a kingdom you don’t get much more political than that."
A second joked: "Why must a show about politics be so political?!?!?"
While a third explained: "Ummmmmm...all the books *are* is politics. If you were watching Game of Thrones for something other than politics, then you missed the entire point of the show."
And a fourth pointed out: "The show is about a fight over a kingdom you don’t get much more political than that "
Also confused by the 'feminist' line, another irritated user tweeted: "Less than a minute in and there’s a freaking feminist comment…why can’t anyone today just make something good without politics??"
"The entire original Game Of Thrones series was about a woman ascending to power lol" one fan replied.
Sharing photos of iconic GoT characters Daenerys Targaryen, Sansa Stark, Cersei Lannister, and Margaery Tyrell, another joked: "Games of Thrones…famously uninterested in depicting women trying to ascend the throne."
For those who might have blocked it out, Daenerys Targaryen - whose family history the new prequel series depicts - was the one who famously ended up on the iron throne in the original Game of Thrones series.
If politics isn't your thing, maybe give this one a miss!
House Of The Dragon is set for release on Sunday, 21st August 2022