Don’t put Kit in the corner!
Still haven’t had a chance yet to watch the season finale of Game of Thrones. Don’t yell at me! It’s been a full schedule here in Toronto! Doesn’t mean I don’t think about it a lot though. About Jon Snow. About the Khaleesi. How she copes with the loss of her husband. Because I am SURE there’s no way they can resurrect that guy, no matter how hot Jason Momoa is. I also spend a lot of time hoping Joffrey will die. Maybe this isn’t healthy.
Anyway, a reader called Emma sent me a link to a photo of Kit Harington yesterday at Glastonbury on what looked like a Polish blog and it took me forever to find it on the photo agency. You know why? It’s because his name wasn’t even listed. They put Kit in a corner!
Kit was with Alfie Allen. He’s Lily Allen’s brother. Also an actor. And the photos were listed as “Alfie Allen and friend”, as if Kit was just an afterthought. Blasphemy! Don’t they KNOW Game of Thrones???
GoT cast member pap photos are rare. Needless to say, right now, they’re simply not famous enough. And, frankly, even if more people watched the show, I’m not sure those pictures would sell. Pictures of Kim Kardashian fannying about make money. A lot of money. And here’s Kit Harington, SO hot, SO cute, and he’s not even recognised.
Don’t blame the photographers for this. They only respond to an appetite. Blame the people whose appetite does not include Kit Harington or, for that matter, the people whose appetite needs more Kardashian. My appetite however will be all Kit Harington and GoT at Comic-Con where they will present a panel for the show. He is expected to be there alongside creator George R R Martin, showrunners David Benioff and D B Weiss, Emilia Clarke, Peter Dinklage, Momoa, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.
We had a Comic-Con meeting last week to go through some of our plans. Obviously I BEGGED to cover this. To somehow get that on the agenda. Because what people don’t talk about enough is the female fantasy viewership these days, how those numbers are rising, how many women are tuning into these shows, and what that might mean for programmers. You can’t pigeonhole the viewer anymore. Agree or disagree?
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