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Game of Thrones is not sexist, or so Emilia Clarke thinks

News Agencies | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 6:05 IST

Game of Thrones often gets slammed for its depiction of women but actress Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys Targaryen in the series, says the anti-feminist spin given to the show is not true.

Clarke's evolution from bullied sister to mother of dragons and a queen has really been remarkable on the show and the actress says the allegations trouble the show's team because they have some of the strongest female parts in television, the Entertainment Weekly.

"There's so much controversy. Yet that's what's beautiful about Game of Thrones it's depiction of women in so many different stages of development.

"There are women depicted as sexual tools, women who have zero rights, women who are queens but only to a man, and then there are women who are literally unstoppable and as powerful as you can possibly imagine.

"So it pains me to hear people taking Thrones out of context with anti-feminist spin because you can't do that about this show. It shows the range that happens to women, and ultimately shows women are not only equal, but have a lot of strength," said Clarke.

The sixth season of the show will start airing from April 24. While you wait, watch the trailer again:

-- PTI

First published: 30 March 2016, 4:05 IST