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Game of Thrones’ Sean Bean says intimacy coordinators spoil the ‘spontaneity’ of sex scenes

Ned stark

Game of Thrones was the biggest and also one of the most controversial shows of the past decade. The fantastical series was famous not just for its story and amazing CGI, but also graphic nudity. These scenes were etched to perfection by intimacy directors who helped the actors perform according to the given script. Though many performers find their instructions to be very useful, especially since filming a sex scene is incredibly awkward for most, Game of Thrones and Lord of The Rings vet Sean Bean finds them to be annoying.


In a recent interview with the U.K.’s Times Magazine (via Variety), Bean expressed that the coordinators “spoil the spontaneity” of intimate scenes. He said, “It would inhibit me more because it’s drawing attention to things. Somebody saying, ‘Do this, put your hands there, while you touch his thing… I think the natural way lovers behave would be ruined by someone bringing it right down to a technical exercise.”

Sean Bean

Referring to his show, the Snowpiercer, Bean complained about how TV shows often tend to cut off the most “experimental” part of a sex scene. He added, “I think they cut a bit out actually. Often the best work you do, where you’re trying to push the boundaries, and the very nature of it is experimental, gets censored when TV companies or the advertisers say it’s so much. It’s a nice scene, quite surreal, dream-like and abstract. And mango-esque.”

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