Season 5 Spoiler Alert: If you’re not a book reader, please beware the comments. I’ll not openly address whose nudity we’re talking about, but I can’t guarantee the comments will stay clean…
The Game of Thrones’ audience knows we’re pretty much guaranteed some kind of nudity in several episodes each season. It’s an accepted byproduct, and HBO has no problem letting Benioff and Weiss police themselves. But TMZ (Major book Spoilers at the link!) says plans for an integral Season 5 scene have come to a screeching halt after a church in the Croatian town of Dubrovnik put a stop to granting the series a filming permit. Apparently the Church of St. Nicholas frowns upon “public displays of sexuality” — including nudity. As A Dance with Dragons readers know, (Book Spoilers ahead, swipe to see): Cersei is shaved, stripped and forced to do a penance walk, after admitting to the High Septon she had relations with several men. End Spoilers.
At this point, producers and the town are at a stalemate over the crucial scene; it seems they’ll have no choice but to film elsewhere.