The Broadway debut of Game Of Thrones star Emilia Clarke caused something of a security headache earlier this week, after the show was disrupted by patrons who have no access to television or the Internet, hence their spending the night watching live theater. Their Luddite existence was exposed during a preview run for Breakfast At Tiffany’s, in which Clarke stars as Holly Golightly in a far more faithful adaptation of Truman Capote’s book than the 1961 film—meaning she’s called upon to disrobe, specifically for a scene involving a bathtub and “strategically placed” bubbles.
The sight of a semi-naked Clarke set off such a frenzy among the people whose unfamiliarity with cable television and their inability to “googrull” (or whatever that strange word is), the Cort Theatre exploded with a rush of audience members taking photographs, the sulfurous bursts of their flash-lamps and cries of “Madam, pray stand still for 60 seconds while the tintype sets!” irrevocably disrupting the show. That defiance of the theater’s “no photos” policy and the subsequent magnesium burns has now led the theater to double its security forces, leaving those theatergoers who wish to preserve the image of a naked Emilia Clarke reduced to purchasing crude sketches, or risking having their souls stolen by the demon-box.
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