In a new interview with Empire, director Neil Marshall - whose most recent credit includes the excellent penultimate Game of Thrones episode "Blackwater" - revealed what many of us probably didn't know we were wondering: Why does Game of Thrones have so much gratuitous nudity? Apparently, it's for the "perv side" of the audience.

"The weirdest part [of directing Game of Thrones] was when you have one of the exec producers leaning over your shoulder, going, 'You can go full frontal, you know. This is television, you can do whatever you want! And do it! I urge you to do it!' So I was like, 'Okay, well, you’re the boss,'" he explained. "This particular exec took me to one side and said, 'Look, I represent the pervert side of the audience, okay? Everybody else is the serious drama side, [but] I represent the perv side of the audience, and I’m saying I want full frontal nudity in this scene.' So you go ahead and do it."

Could we get a name, though? We need to know who to send multiple baskets of Edible Arrangements to in thanks.

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[via Vulture]