1) To quote SNL "Ginia, you ignorant slut".
2) I'm sorry, was there an actual review in there? It was hard to find in that morass of judgement and ignorance about the fantasy genre as a whole.
3) My female friends and I don't have book clubs about The Hobbit. Because we've already read it and we can discuss it without reading it. Additionally, we don't have coffee klatches to do so. We do it over the internet as we trade links over this tiny budget independent film some guy named Peter Jackson is making of the same name.
4) Any geek girl (wait, do I need to explain that term to you) would happily tell you that she's looking forward to Game of Thrones. Not because of the sex, but because of the story, the intrigue, the swordplay and -- oh yeah, I forgot -- the fact that it's based on books they've read.
To be honest, I have nothing kind or polite to add to this conversation, so I'll defer my friend Amy Ratcliffe.
She put this into words rather perfectly.
p.s. I almost thought this NY Times article was linkbait, but that would mean Ms. Bellafante would know what linkbait is.
p.p.s See? I can't be nice about this.
p.p.p.s. If you have a link to a response to the "review", shoot me a link and I'll be happy to add it.
Edit: More links ;-)
(Yes, the list is growing)
A Live Woman Who’d Gladly Watch A Game of Thrones (Even Without the Sex Scenes)
Hey Girls, Don't Like Icky Sword Fighting? The NYT Says There's Enough Sex In "Game Of Thrones" To Keep Our Teeny Female Brains Entertained.
Game of Thrones? More like Game of Bones. As in 'boners'.
In which a NYT reviewer asserts geek girls don't exist
NY Times Getting Sexist On Game of Thrones
Why Is the Fact of Women Liking Sci-Fi and Fantasy So Hard To Believe?
OP/ED: Hey NY Times - Geek Girls Really Do Exist!
NYT says fiction is gendered, Geek Girls unite to tell them, "NO."
‘Game Of Thrones’ Is Not ‘Boy Fiction’
In Which I Rant About THAT ARTICLE.
Really, why would men ever want to watch "Game Of Thrones"?