'Game Of Thrones' Finale Director Explains The Most Important Shot In That Sex Scene

The body part you weren't looking at

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*SPOILERS, OBVIOUSLY*

For all the ice dragons smashing down walls and broken family allegiances the directors threw at us, there was one scene everyone was talking about in the Game of Thrones series finale.

We're of course talking about that sex scene between Jon Snow and Daenerys Targaryen, a display of aunt and nephew grinding that, don't worry, the actors found as awkward as you did.

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But although your eyes may have been diverted by Khaleesi's sultry gaze or The King in the North's golden ratio approved bottom, episode director Jeremy Podeswa was more concerned about viewers looking at another body part.

Speaking to Indiewire, Podeswa said, "With Jon and Dany's scene, the important thing for me was that it wouldn't be prurient in any way, that there's a very strong undercurrent in that scene."

"It was shot very, very simply. It's basically just one steady push in shot to Jon and Dany and then that very important look between them at mid-level. And then a one-shot looking at Jon, then looking down at Dany. It wasn't about shooting a big lovemaking scene. Once they're making love, that's the story. There's no reason to kind of linger on that."

He explained that the detail he wanted viewers to notice was something you might have missed. "The real story within the story, was actually what was going on with their eyes and what's happening — there's an understanding between them that even though they know in some part of them that they shouldn't really be doing this, they cannot not do it," he said.

"There's some element of destiny that's brought them together, and they can't fight it."

Yeah...this look

Nice bit of foreshadowing there, but nothing on this.

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