04:00 PM EDT 03/31/2014
Originally posted 03/28/2014 08:35AM
The gender disparity in cable nudity has become a social-media flashpoint, and few shows on television have received as much criticism on this issue as HBO's Game of Thrones, a fantasy series with enough female nudity to invite the term "King's Landing Strip," but nary any of the displays of swordsmanship its female fans might want to see.
With the controversy large enough to garner its own CollegeHumor parody, the male-nudity question has become the first topic of discussion any time a Game of Thrones actor is interviewed anywhere.
And now star Kit Harington is speaking out, saying it would be fair for the men on the show to disrobe as much as their lady counterparts.
In an interview with GQ, Harington discusses the nudity clause in his contract, which mandates that he bare his flesh every time the script requires it.
Originally posted 03/15/2014 12:00PM
Let it be known, the men of Game of Thrones can count Maxim's Woman of the Year – Eva Longoria – as an official admirer, with one character in particular winning her heart.
Originally posted 01/19/2014 09:40AM
Ariel Winter, Kit Harington and more spill on their splurges from the SAG Awards red carpet
Originally posted 01/19/2014 02:00PM
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Originally posted 04/01/2013 09:10AM
Listen up, ladies – to get Game of Thrones heartthrob Kit Harington's attention or maybe even his phone number, you'll need to have a joke or two handy.
"The main thing that I look for in a woman is humor," Harington, 26, told PEOPLE at the opening of the Game of Thrones exhibition in New York.
"She could be the most good looking, famous, wealthy and intelligent person, but if she can't laugh and doesn't have a sense of humor, I'm afraid she's not the one for me."
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