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“I’ll Never Forgive House of the Dragon for Making Me Watch….”: Game of Thrones Fans Feels Scarred for Life After Watching Matt Smith’s Brothel Scene From House of the Dragon

Matt Smith Brothel Scene From House of the Dragon

The latest HBO endeavor, House of the Dragon, created by George R. R Martin and Ryan J. Condal and based on Fire & Blood, a novel by Martin, has finally premiered. Fans who were expectantly counting down the days until the release of the first episode, have now been left stunned beyond any comprehension. To say that the show is wildly grotesque and lives up to the Game of Thrones name is an understatement.

Matt Smith's Prince Daemon Targaryen
Matt Smith’s Prince Daemon Targaryen

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However, what adds a cherry on top, is the much-discussed and controversial scene featuring Prince Daemon in a brothel. There is a reason why fans cannot seem to stop talking about it.

Warning! Spoilers ahead for the first episode of House of the Dragon. Proceed at your discretion.

The Much-Anticipated Series Has Shocked Everyone

House of the Dragon, HBO Max
House of the Dragon, HBO Max

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In the first episode, fans witnessed a risqué scene featuring Matt Smith as Daemon Targaryen. In the heavily discussed salacious sequence, Prince Daemon was seen involved with Sonoya Mizuno’s Mysaria. The Game of Thrones prequel is very quick in delving deep into one of the most notable trademarks of the franchise — the sexual depravity. Following the sequence, the audience witnessed another scene – namely, the brothel scene – which involved a rather awkward disruption; Daemon was seen putting a halt to the tantalizing affair he had organized for the men on King’s Watch, with a speech. Everyone stopped mid-act, to gawkily listen to the Prince.

Matt Smith
Matt Smith

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The fans were astounded by such scenes. However, this should not be coming off as a surprise. The franchise is known for its unfiltered, unapologetic, and controversial themes. Besides the sexual scenes, the first episode did not waste time portraying blindsiding violence and gore. Another sequence that has faced contention on the Internet involved a bloody and grim birthing scene. 

It is obvious that the prequel wishes to not stray away from the aspects the original show became famous for.

Fans’ Reaction To House of the Dragon

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Fans were shocked after watching the prequel’s pilot episode

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To say fans were thunderstruck, would not be doing justice to their overwhelming reaction on Twitter. Some considered the scene too awkward, while others, with a humorous tone, commented on how it wouldn’t be a Game of Thrones prequel if it didn’t include detailed sex scenes. Most seemed a bit tired of the trope, however. This is what the fans had to say about the “controversial” scenes:

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While fans attempt at getting rid of such graphic imagery from their minds, the release of the prequel keeps making numerous headlines. It is not a shocker to see such a vast and overwhelming reception to House of the Dragon; after all, it was marketed as the biggest series of the year. The consequent episodes will prove whether or not the spin-off was worth the hype.

The first episode of House of the Dragon is now streaming on HBO Max with the second episode scheduled to premiere on August 28, 2022.

Source: Twitter

Written by Debdipta Bhattacharya

Always having had a deep fascination for content creation and pop-culture, Debdipta joined as a writer at FandomWire in 2022. Currently pursuing an undergraduate Mass Communication degree, Debdipta enjoys the intricacies of cinema and film-making, with a year of screenwriting experience to account for. Besides her knack for writing, she's also an avid reader, a connoisseur of music across all genres, and a die-hard fan of Charlie Kaufman.