Our “Game of Trunks” conquers the Emmys too
Combats, sex, lies, treason, jealousies, heroes, anti-heroes, power disputes, adrenaline, empathy… In the series “Game of Thrones” there is a little or a lot of all these things, wrapped up in an aesthetic that takes us to another time and place. Life itself, dressed up in medieval clothing amid some stunning scenes. The series is based on the fantasy novel from the North-American writer, George R.R. Martin, a rather freaky type with a great sense of humor. Judging from his web page, it would seem that he is a real cat lover now that he resides in New Mexico at the age of 67.
At Kukuxumusu we like to build from things going on around us, and as we know there are millions of fans of this series all around the world, so we have come up with a drawing and a title that synthesizes at one stroke what the series is all about: Juego de Tronkos (in English, Game of Trunks).
The series triumphed just lately at the annual Emmy Awards, getting a total of 12 awards and achieving a historical record. Right now, the sixth edition of the series is being shot and some tremendous investments in money and locations are being made that are simply awesome. These days, for example, the production team has just finished shooting in Girona, where they have been for several days and now they are starting to film in the Bardenas area of Navarra, a semi-desert area in the north of Spain, where we don’t exactly know what they will be up to. Because this production team is sworn to secrecy and nobody is allowed breathe a word about the content of the scenes that are being shot.
So, while the combats go on in the seven kingdoms amid this arid area in Navarra, in the nearly city of San Sebastian they are celebrating the 63rd San Sebastian Film Festival amid the glitzy red carpet parades of the glamorous stars as they promote their latest films.
As our official Kukuxumusu store is located right in the center of the old quarter of this city, we can see many well-known faces of directors, actors, producers and cinema buffs in general pass by, as they go in search of some tasty tapas…a txakolí wine or two, a tasty piece of seafood… or some gift to take back from this wonderful city. And what better than a movie T-shirt as seen through the singular eyes of Kukuxumusu?
P.S: If, by any chance, Emilia Clarke, the English actress that plays the part of Daenerys Targayen, Khaleesi, should drop in from the dry Bardenas desert (it is rumored that she is down there shooting), we swear that we will not mention a word to anyone. We would not like to have our heads cut off with the single blow of a mighty ax.