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the ‘game of thrones’ star shares her experiences

No matter how many families fight for the Iron Throne, there's no doubting that sex, violence, and deception reign supreme in Game of Thrones. And as anyone who has watched the show—or even just seen the recap headlines—knows, these three aspects often fuse together to create extremely controversial, uncomfortable scenes, which often involve the raping of women. The show has also been called out for its so-called "gratuitous" nudity. In a recent interview with Radio Times, Natalie Dormer, who plays Margaery Tyrell on the show, revealed that she believes that men are as objectified as women on television.

"My personal experience has been to work on phenomenal jobs in which the men are objectified as much as the women," she said in an interview with Radio Times. “Actors suffer from it, too,” Dormer went on to say. “Wasn’t there a thing about Aidan Turner in Poldark? It’s a visual medium, so to a certain extent you get judged on the way you look.”

Speaking about the way actors are cast in films, she said, "We're not just talking about being slim here. We're talking about character actors with big eyes getting typecast in the 'friend' role. It's not just about bed-ability: It's about your physicality more generally."

In a recent interview with The Telegraph, she addressed Game of Thrones specifically. “Sex and romance is a huge part of human motivation," she said. "So long as it’s informing a story, then I don’t see what the problem is. Obviously, no one likes gratuitous sex or gratuitous misogyny, the same way people shouldn’t like gratuitous violence. But I think Thrones is quite good in that way. The violence is quite naturalistic. It’s not hyper-stylized. It’s not glamorized. And the sex is quite real and dirty, as well. It’s about those raw, visceral qualities of human life that make good drama.”

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Showtime just ordered a pilot episode of Casallina "Cathy" Kisakye's comedy anthology series, which will be executive-produced by Lena Waithe. The show, called How to Make Love to a Black Woman (Who May Be Working Through Some Shit), sounds like it'll be... informative.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, though the series is a comedy, it will also touch on some vulnerable subjects as well. It described the show as being about "connection and rejection that explore our most harrowing—and harrowingly comic—sexual secrets." Waithe said in a statement about the news, "Cathy's script is haunting, funny, and extremely vulnerable—it's the kind of script that doesn't come around very often." She continues, showing her excitement for the project: "I'm honored that Cathy trusts me with such a special project. I can't wait for the world to see it."

Kisakye, who previously worked with Waithe on The Chi, says that the show is close to her heart, and that the series will portray three-dimensional, complex women. "With How to Make Love, I'm thrilled to tell stories about the women I know, who are complicated, passionate, resilient, and relatable," she said in a statement.

Kisakye is the creator of the show, and will be writing the pilot script. It's the latest project to come to Showtime through Waithe's first-look deal and, according to The Hollywood Reporter, should it go to series, this would be the first anthology for the network.

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While the song should serve as a reminder to your exes

Just a day after dropping new single "Nunya," featuring Dom Kennedy, Kehlani has released the winter-wonderland visuals to go along with. The singer, NYLON November cover star, and mother-to-be rocks some of the best winter 'fits I've seen in a while, including a glorious puffer jacket that could double as a down comforter that I absolutely need in my life right now.

Kehlani is clearly living her best life up in some snow-filled forest hideaway, vibing on the beach at sunset and sipping on something bubbly as she coolly reminds nosy exes that who she's with is "nunya business." There's not much of a story line (unlike her recent "Nights Like This" video); the main takeaway is that Kehlani is busy dancing through a forest, missing no one and chilling amongst people who are clearly not the subjects of the song.

Kehlani is only two short months away from bringing baby Adeya into the world, who she thanked for helping her get through the video process. "Shot that 7 months pregnant in da snow..." Kehlani wrote on Twitter, adding, "thank u baby for da motivation, mommy was FROZE."

Even from the womb, Adeya has been hustling hard alongside her momma. Twitter user @ODtheMC pointed out that this is already her second music video appearance, and she's not even been born.

Get some mulled wine ready and escape into Kehlani's winter getaway, below. Stay tuned for her forthcoming mixtape, While We Wait, out on February 22.

Kehlani - Nunya (feat. Dom Kennedy) [Official Music Video] www.youtube.com

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