Greywolf2375, on 29 May 2011 - 09:03 AM, said:
Simmer down, take a step back from your righteous ire and actually read because what you want to believe you are answering isn't what is being talked about.
It's not a question that the scene is about Littlefinger's exposition. Got that when I watched the scene the first time, as I said a few pages back. I don't like that they did it, but that's neither here nor there.
The point is how does "play with her ass" and showing that add to the scene? Enhance the scene? Ironically, you even said something similar above - they could have been doing almost anything else while LF goes into his Treachery 301: Advanced class dialogue. It would have been like in the throne room scene having one of the cameras focus on the intestines and spleen of one of Ned's guards while they are being killed/captured. It doesn't add anything to the scene when there is something else - almost anything else - that could be shown just as effectively.
I'm not ired in the least. Just sad that reading comprehension is so low these days. So now your objection isn't the moans or the naked women or the lesbian sex, it's the phrase "Play with her ass"? Just trying to nail down what you're objection is, since it seems to change. As I said before, what the girls did was irrelevant, it's an insight into LF's complete obsession with his own goals no matter what is presented in front of him.
You've wrecked your own argument here. Yes, they could have shown anything and still gotten the point across. So, you admit they got the point across, so what's the problem with what they said/showed (still not sure what part you object to now). They can talk about Cersei's c__t (did they have to use that word?), disembowel rapists at Dothraki weddings (close up of disembowelling, where was your outrage then? What did that shot add to the scene? Huh?), gurgling deaths, frank descriptions of babies and toddlers killed by being bludgeoned, beheadings, incest, betrayal, etc... GRRM wrote and extremely violent, lewd, sexually frank (with tons of excessive descriptions of wetness and pubic mounds of 14 year old girls), rape filled, defilement (both physical and mental) filled story with excessively graphic content that's nothing other than the worst case scenario of the depths of human behavior... and you're bitching about someone saying "play with her ass" in a surprisingly intense and revealing layered scene. It's too much! Waaaaaaaahhhh! They should've shown Robert get gored instead, even though GRRM didnt. They didn't show Robert die instead, even though GRRM didn't. Gold doesn't melt that fast, even though it did when GRRM wrote it. You guys are killing me looking for ways to moan and whine about the stupidest things. I've complained about small things, but not content. My complaints have been all filmmaking issues that I as a professional filmmaker see. But you guys are just too much.
And btw, GRRM in his books actually talked about various bits of viscera, much akin to showing a cutaway of entrails spewing out of a skewered guard. If they were to be truer to the books, there'd be more stuff like you talked about in a severely inappropriate comparison.
Many, many posters have posted in here that they watched with friends who didn't read the books and were surprised that LF betrayed Ned. We have the benefit of hindsight or foreknowledge (somehow it's the same thing here) so what you think tipped away viewers and will somehow drive them away actually seems to have worked exactly as it should've. After the scene where LF tries to talk Ned into a smooth succession and his soliloqui in the brothel, they'll be smacking their heads and saying "Duh, I should've seen that coming". But no, you have a problem with LF telling his whores to play with each others' asses! I wish you could step away and see how utterly ridiculous you sound. This is the dirtiest, most viscerally and descriptively violent book series I've ever read. Your objections to base human interaction is nothing short of absurd.