Daenerys gets lead astray
Emilia Clarke's character, Daenerys Targaryen, is no stranger to nudity in Game of ThronesHBO

Who better to demand equal full frontal nude scenes for men and women in Game of Thrones than Daenerys Targaryen, who has probably shown more than anyone more often?

In a giggly appearance on Stephen Colbert's The Late Show, Emilia Clarke, who plays Daenerys, said her gender "junk equality" prayers are beginning to be answered on the popular fantasy series.

In a word, she's talking about the penis, which has been much shielded in the series, though surrounded by bounteous female undress amid controversy over unequal nudity that's not fair to actors — nor to viewers.

But at long last a "new character" has been introduced, "the penis", announced Colbert, adding: "About damn time." It made an appearance in the latest episode when an actor playing King Joffrey checked for warts (not the sexiest presentation, several critics complained).

"You know I did it, so why can't the boys do it?" Clarke asked. "I think they heard me."

Clarke's character recently emerged from a burning building unscathed, and yet all of her clothes, so predictably, had been burned off.

Clarke explained to Colbert why she didn't use a body double for the scene. "I did it before in season one and people like to talk about it," she explained. "So I just wanted to come out and do an empowered scene, which wasn't sexual. It was naked, but it was strong."