For a few terrifying days over the summer, it looked as though the highly-anticipated Lena Headey nude scene might be cut from the fifth season of Game of Thrones.
"Why?!" the people shouted. "Lena Dunham is naked on HBO all the time and no one asked for that!"
GoT's King's Landing storylines film in Dubrovnik, Croatia a city where local church authorities apparently rule the land with a Joffrey-like contempt for all things awesome.
The Dubrovnikians nearly put the kibosh on Cersei's naked stroll through town for religious reasons, which would've forced us all to go back and watch 300 again if we wanted to see Lena Headey's boobs.
Fortunately, freedom and happiness prevailed, and producers were somehow able to convince the citizens of Dubrovnik to let the scene happen in a different part of town.
(They were probably like, "What, you guys don't like boobs? Are you all Theon Greyjoyed down there?")
So now it's finally happening. And understandably, producers are going all out to make sure the scene stays under wraps.
TMZ reports that HBO has shelled out over $50,000 a day while filming the scene in order to ensure that no photos are leaked.
Cell phones were banned, 200 extra security guards were hired, and crew members on hand were forced to sign confidentiality agreements that promised a $250,000 lawsuit in the event of a leak.
So yeah, this whole thing is being more carefully guarded than the identity of Jon Snow's mother. Did we mention you can just go watch 300?
And of course, for a medieval nudity fix to hold you over til season 5, you can always watch Game of Thrones online at TV Fanatic.