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'Game Of Thrones' Author George R.R. Martin Addresses Lack Of Gay Sex Scenes

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While the popular "Game of Thrones" television series has included gay sex scenes, the books are a different story -- and fans want to know why.

The question came up at the Edinburgh International Book festival this past Monday, when 'GOT' author George R.R. Martin was questioned about why the "A Song Of Fire And Ice" series only hints at the idea of gay sex. The difference, according to Martin, derives from the perspective from which the books are written. In other words, he faces "limitations" since the books are written from the perspective of straight, central characters, unlike the television show.

He told the audience:

You’re seeing me from your viewpoint, you’re not seeing what someone over here is seeing. Will that change? It might. I’ve had letters from fans who want me to present particularly an explicit male sex scene... I’m not going to do it just for the sake of doing it. If the plot lends itself to that, if one of my viewpoint characters is in a situation, then I’m not going to shy away from it, but you can’t just insert things because everyone wants to see them. It is not a democracy.

Earlier this year, prominent "Game of Thrones" actor Kristian Nairn came out of the closet as gay, saying that he had been "waiting for someone to ask about it in an interview."

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