Game of Thrones: A summary
He cares about Brienne like hardly at all but basically gets his hand cut off for giving cheek and protesting to her being raped.
So this makes loads of sense.
I’m kind of torn in how I feel about this scene. The show isn’t shy about any topic, so watching the scene I felt it was clearly distinct from other rape scenes in the show.
Judging by their comments i think I got what the creators were going for, Jamie being forceful but Cersei kisses him back and wraps her legs around him. It seemed to me as though Cerseis protest were more about the location than the act itself.
The main difference between the book and the show is the lack of vocal consent, but up until that point in the book the scene reads even more rapey, with her ‘pounding on his chest with her feeble fists’.
I think they intended to show it became consensual as in the books, but were too subtle about it.