June 17, 2016
Episode 19: Was that REALLY necessary? - the overuse of Sexual Violence in Speculative Media
The dragons have never shied away from hard hitting or difficult topics and this episode reflects that as they tackle the uses of sexual violence in Speculative Fiction and Media. Rape scenes and sexual violence are on the increase in Speculative (and other) TV series and films. SFF authors J.A.Ironside
look at why this is happening. What does it ultimately achieve? What are the likely negative and positive outcomes? Under the microscope this week: HBO series Game of Thrones
and George R R Martins A Song of Ice and Fire
books, Terry Goodkind's Sword of Truth
series and Outlander
among many other examples. Join us for an episode that pulls no punches but offers advice on better ways to create your villains and drive your plots.
Special notice: The Dragons are delighted that they have almost reached the 1000 download milestone. To celebrate when they pass this target, they are inviting any listener whether they are a writer or not, to join them on the show and talk about an aspect of speculative fiction that interests them. To take part please comment here on podbean, on facebook or on tumblr. Special guests will then be chosen at random. We look forward to speaking to you.
Title musice: 'Ecstasy' by Smiling Cynic