"Harington chafes at the idea that Thrones is pure teenage male fantasy. “There was a New York Times piece, which I felt was misguided because it made out that Game of Thrones is a fanboy’s wet dream,” says Harington. “It’s not a boys’ show. The strongest characters are women: Catelyn, Cersei, Daenerys.” Besides the strong feminist role models, he says, “there are female fans who enjoy the show for nudity too, who show up to Comic-Con screaming and make you feel like a rock star. I understand, looking at Nikolaj. He’s like a demigod; it’s ridiculous."