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Game Of Thrones Sex Scene Was Ruined By 'Visibly Excited' Horse

Game Of Thrones Sex Scene Was Ruined By 'Visibly Excited' Horse

Alongside dragons, visceral gore and a rather controversial final season, Game of Thrones is well known for its sex and nudity.

One scene in particular was so raunchy, it proved difficult to film due to a rather randy horse in the background.

Credit: HBO
Credit: HBO

This revelation was made by George RR Martin, author of the books the HBO show was based on.


In his new book Fire Cannot Kill a Dragon, the writer revealed how he was present for the unusual moment that was filmed for the pilot.

The scene, which was eventually scrapped, saw Jason Momoa's character Khal Drogo getting it on with Daenerys on their wedding night, with the original first episode featuring actor Tamzin Merchant as the Dragon Queen.

The excerpt by Martin reads (via The Independent): "So we're by this little brook. They tied the horses to the trees and there's a seduction scene by the stream. Jason Momoa and Tamzin are naked and 'having sex'.

"And suddenly the video guy starts to laugh. The silver filly was not a filly at all. It was a colt. And it was getting visibly excited by watching these two humans."

Credit: Wim De graaf/Pixabay
Credit: Wim De graaf/Pixabay

Martin continues: "There's this horse in the background with this enormous horse schlong. So that didn't go well either."

It went down so badly, the scene was trashed and eventually replaced with Emilia Clarke in place of Merchant for the new pilot which aired in 2011.

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Of course, the show didn't shy from X-rated content over its eight-season run, featuring everything from incest to orgies.


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GoT proved to be one of HBO's most successful shows of all time, although its final series left a lot to be desired by the fans when it aired in 2019.

So much so that nearly 1.7 million signed a petition to remake the season 'with competent writers'. Ouch.

One screenwriter decided to take matters into his own hands and have a go at creating a payoff the fans deserve.

Daniel Whidden created the story with new outcomes and character arcs, which he explains with an extremely inventive 16-minute YouTube video. You can watch the full description below:


If you're still not satisfied and yearn to fill that Game of Thrones-shaped hole in your hearts, you might be happy to know that a new £24 million ($32m) attraction based on the show is set to come to the UK.

Visitors will be able to feel like they're strolling through the Seven Kingdoms, with sets including Winterfell, Cersei's Courtyard in King's Landing and Dragonstone castle's throne room.

The attraction, which doesn't yet have a planned opening date, was given the green light by local authorities this month, meaning work can get underway pretty sharpish.


Safe to say, fans are excited (although maybe not quite as excited as THAT horse was).

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Topics: george rr martin, TV and Film, Jason Momoa, HBO, Emilia Clarke, Game of Thrones

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Daisy Phillipson

Daisy is a UK-based freelance journalist with too many opinions. She loves everything film and music-related and has a track record writing for Little White Lies, BWRC, and Film Daily. Contact her at [email protected]