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‘Screams Emmy material’: House of the Dragon’s latest episode makes history by having all female writer, director and cinematographer, fans beg them to come back again


HBO Dragon House sets one stage after another each episode. The eighth episode of the fantasy drama series has just been released and fans are understandably excited. The showrunners just crafted the story with an all-female writer, director, and cinematographer for the episode, and it turned out to be one of the series’ very first episodes. Which, to be fair, is high praise, considering every episode has been nothing short of stellar so far.

House of the Dragon just made history with an all-female crew
House of the Dragon just made history with an all-female crew

The eighth episode titled “Lord of the Tides” was written by Ellen Shim and directed by Geeta Vasant Patel, while Catherine Goldschmidt served as the cinematographer. The episode currently has an IMDb rating of 9.6/10 and is praised by fans for being one of the best to come out of production.

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How Dragon House Empowers its women behind the scenes

Dragon House tried to step out of the shadow of game of thrones, in the sense that they are very particular about the safety and comfort of their female cast members. Contrary to game of thrones, Dragon House the show runners have hired intimacy coordinators to ensure that the show’s sex scenes don’t put pressure on its actors. The coordinators made sure the actors felt safe performing such intimate scenes, especially when it came to young actors like Emily Carey (who plays young Alicent Hightower) and Milly Alcock (who plays young Rhaenyra Targaryen).

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Emily Carey and Milly Alcock in House of the Dragon

The showrunners hired female crew members – from writers to filmmakers to directors, so the show could have a female perspective. Showrunner Ryan Condal was initially hesitant to include any explicit scenes in the series, but said working with female crew members, as well as intimacy coordinators, helped a lot to allay his apprehensions.

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Speaking about the scene between Paddy Considine’s King Viserys and Emily Carey’s Alicent Hightower, Condal talked about how he wanted to make sure the actors, especially Carey, felt comfortable with what they were doing. He also talked about his writing partner, Sara Hess, being a major voice in shaping the series.

“Viserys married a much younger woman, basically his daughter’s childhood friend. We felt it was important to see the outcome of that. We had female directors on the show; one of them directed that particular scene. Sara Hess is my writing partner on the show. There were a lot of female voices involved in the decision-making there, and it was actually the women who were really pushing for it: “No , we have to see it, because we have to make the public feel the real results of this kind of political intrigue and what it really means – but do it in a way that protects the actors and, again, does not is not exciting.

Fans want the all-female team back for more

Dragon House Intimacy Coordinators
House of the Dragon showrunners have an all-female team

Fans of the show were very grateful for what having an all-female cast meant for the cast, as well as the show. Considering the result of the episode, which is one of the best, fans can’t help but want the team to come back for more. With the quality of the work being top-notch, it’s no wonder fans can’t help but rave about it. And we’re sure the actors, especially the female cast members, also felt much safer in the environment created to film such intimate scenes.

Take a look at some of the fan reactions since the episode was released:

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The first season of Dragon House is nearing its end, with two more episodes to air. With each episode proving to be better than the last, we can’t wait to see what the final two bring.

Dragon House is available to stream, with weekly episodes airing every Sunday, on HBO and HBO Max.

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