The weirdest part was when you have one of the exec producers leaning over your shoulder, going, "You can go full frontal, you know. This is television, you can do whatever you want! And do it! I urge you to do it!" So I was like, "Okay, well, you're the boss."(The original quote is in a podcast. Here are two text reports, both of which seem quite cheerful about HBO courting the pervert demographic.)
This particular exec took me to one side and said, "Look, I represent the pervert side of the audience, okay? Everybody else is the serious drama side. I represent the perv side of the audience, and I'm saying I want full frontal nudity in this scene." So you go ahead and do it.
Of course, this isn't really a surprise. No one who watches Game of Thrones can have imagined that titillation was not at least a partial motivation for its copious scenes of nudity and sex. And given the unattributed quote from a one-time director, a grain of salt might not be entirely out of order as well. But it is something to have people involved with the show saying this--that young women are being asked to strip naked and simulate sex for the benefit of perverts. If someone could explain the difference between that and soft-core porn, I would be very grateful.