Tuesday, May 21, 2013

WARDROBE FUNCTIONS

I hate watching movies or TV shows…
When the make-believe world I’m watching…
Has snaggy details that make me go, hmm?
Like the new episode of Game of Thrones, for instance.
Lots of nudity in that one…
But it wasn’t the lack of clothing that perturbed me…
It was the clothing in general…
Specifically (and maybe I nodded off here and didn’t catch why)
When Tyrion Lannister marries Sansa Stark …..
Why wasn’t she wearing a wedding dress?
Why was everyone wearing the same clothes…
That they wore in the last three episodes?
Why was Cersei Lannister, the king’s mother…
In her everyday dress?
Why do some look like they’re dressed for winter…
And other’s for summer?
And King Joffrey’s fiancé...
Why was still in that same old blue frock?
Perhaps the wardrobe budget had been cut…
Hence all the scantily clad women.
(Can we say hooray for lots of bootay!)
And so here’s a note to the director:
It’s only fair if you show ladies naked…
That you show the same amount of manly flesh…
And I’m not talking naked chests and arms…
(Can we say yay for some manly bootay!)
What say you?
Do you find details like these...
As irritating as wool?
And does it break your entertainment reality?

Always, Em-Musing

11 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I haven't been watching the show.
And while I don't want naked guys, I guess it would be fair.

farawayeyes said...

Interesting thoughts. I don't have TV, but I find the same thing in movies sometimes. Wardrobe and make-up seem to be on strike. It is distracting.

Hart Johnson said...

AHA! I have (half helpful) answers! As a book reader, in the BOOK the wedding betweeen Sansa and Tyrios was quite hasty--no time to prepare anything. Sansa had a special dress, but she DID---they don't do wedding dresses--their big deal for weddings is the exchange of cloaks. When Sansa married Tyrion in the book, she had no idea where she was going until she got there--she showed up and SURPRISE, your wedding... (she'd thought the dressmaking process was for her gown to attend Joffrey's wedding until she was directed to put in on a few weeks early)

BUT, your point of some dressed for winter, some for summer is totally a valid one.

Hart Johnson said...

(as I recall, it was really only Lannisters in attendance at the wedding--not the TV show version with a bunch)... and Cersei's opinion of Tyrion? No need to dress up for THAT. The only purpose in that marriage is to keep the north in Lannister clutches.

Adam said...

I'd have to see the show to give a proper take on the issue

The Desert Rocks said...

I wonder if I'd notice these things. I'm usually engrossed in the story so much that I miss important details like the ones you're mentioning. Hope you're having a lovely day.

EC Stilson said...

I don't watch regular TV much anymore. I'm too in love with Netflix lol

Carol Kilgore said...

I don't watch that show, so I don't know. But I agree there should be no double standard for nudity between male and female.

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Michael Offutt, "Johnny on the Spot" said...

George R.R. Martin is a very sexist man. If you read any of his books, women are always getting slapped, screwed, and naked. He throws a bone every once in a while by featuring a naked man. Make no mistake though...George's world is a man's world.

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