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LA Times TV critic on what shows get wrong (and right) about rape




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Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark in HBO's "Game of Thrones."
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Rape used to be uncharted territory for scripted TV. 

Today, shows like "Mad Men," "The Americans," "Downton Abbey" and "Game of Thrones" have all used rape as a purported plot point, leading some to decry a so-called "rape glut" on TV.

Los Angeles Times television critic Mary McNamara writes that while certain depictions of rape on TV are problematic, the fact that rape is being portrayed more often on TV isn't a bad thing.

To hear the full interview with Mary McNamara, click the link above.



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