Also can we talk about how Cersei’s primary weapon is her sexuality, and how she values it above anything else (short of her children and title) in her life?
And how even when Robert was raping her throughout their marriage, she never explicitly thought of it as rape? She referred to it as an “assault,” but she deliberately never used the word rape because to admit to herself that she was being raped would be admitting to herself that her sexuality was being used without her consent. So she made herself act very haughty and above it all because that was how she could reclaim control over the situation - by thinking, “Whatever, I don’t even care what Robert does to me. Sure, it hurts, but I can handle it because it’s a necessary evil.”
To have Cersei raped in such a blatant fashion - especially by someone she sees as “her shadow, her other half” (AFFC) - completely obliterates that characterization of her. Because let’s be real: If Jaime had raped Cersei in the books, she would have straight up murdered him. Something tells me that’s not going to happen on the show, which means it’ll be something that she just moves past (and might not even be mentioned again, knowing GOT).
Basically, GOT has taken Cersei’s sexuality from her. She’s not being portrayed as the scheming seductress whose first move is to hit on any man who’s making her life difficult. That aspect of her has been almost entirely removed, and I honestly can’t imagine GOT!Cersei doing what ASOIAF!Cersei does in later books (particularly where the Kettleblacks are concerned).
And that makes me very upset.