Eunuchs in film

I research how eunuchs (castrated men) are portrayed in literature. I’ve written the following articles to discuss the referenced films.

Women of All Nations (1931)

Murder 2 A Hindi-language Bollywood film (2011)

The Imitation Game A dramatized biography of Alan Turing, an early twentieth-century British mathematician.

Game of Thrones, an HBO television series, began in 2011 and is based on the books by George R. R. Martin. There are two significant eunuch characters.

  • Lord Varys – A member of the king’s Small Council.
  • Grey Worm – The leader of the Unsullied, an army of 8,000 eunuchs.

“Happy!” Season 1, Episode 7, “Destroyer of Worlds” (SyFy, available on Netflix) has the villain do a eunuch reveal. The relevant two-minute scene occurs approximately 34 minutes into the episode. It is described on The episode aired in January 2018.

And also in podcast:

“The Magic Tavern” has a recurring character, Benedict Whisperbrew.

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