SPOILER NOTE: If our gentle readers do not wish to know which ASoIaF characters are gay, or are not gay, or are pretending to be gay, or are pretending not to be gay, or which ones just use their lofty positions to reenact a certain violent boar-tusked goring scene with their fingertips, well … uh … please skip this article altogether. Wait—is that a Tea Party rally I see yonder?! Go!
Shh, don’t tell ’em: here we have the cloak of the Rainbow Guard!—>
(Tho’ someone clearly stripped the indigo stripe away. Bah! Who cares? Indigo shouldn’t even be a real color!)
Anyway. Two recent articles popped up online regarding the gay relationships in A Song of Ice and Fire contrasted with those that will appear in Game of Thrones (thanks to our guy Ax0r for supplying the links). Both articles contained new interviews with George R.R. Martin, as well as D.B. Weiss.
(The articles are actually both quite similar.)
One little tidbit that almost went unnoticed:
Better still, the gay characters will become more important in the second season, based on the second book. “They have a bigger role than they do in the first,” Weiss says.
Will have, eh? The Season Two confirmation is closer and closer, my dear friends!
Fire And Blood: It’s interesting that the Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/Transgender (LGBT) community is asking pointed questions. I like the fact that anyone can love the story, no matter their preferences. It’s also interesting the show-runners are basically saying, yes, we will be showing you Renly and Loras–episode 3–blatantly together! It won’t just be hinted at. It’s also (thirdly) interesting that they noted Viserys as being the “effeminate” one (“very blond and affected”)–but clearly straight. Not sure what being blond has to do with it, but there you have it! The Red Viper and his bisexual leanings are also mentioned.
No mention at all of the Blackfish who, as many people have speculated, might also be gay. Or as one of my “bear” friends tells me, “He’s a bear man’s dream.” ( ! )
Lesbians are clearly harder to find; they’re not even mentioned in either article. I always had the slightest suspicion that Dacy Mormont might be a tad butch for her mailed skirts, and people of course mention Irri (though I have always considered that a servile thing). And has Osha ever stated that she liked Gage’s hands wandering about? I don’t think she gave it a thumbs up or a thumbs down. I could see bisexual Natalia Tena playing a bisexual Osha, noooo problem!
With the knowing understanding that I am taking a great big risk with the ‘shipping industry out there, here’s my question to the fandom: are there any other “deviate from the norm” relations you have perhaps imagined? Are you LBGT and want to see more? Or does this topic simply make your toes curl?
(I’ll ask nicely ahead of time—let’s not have this spiral down into namecalling. We’re attempting a mature discussion of a very real topic—one that is important to more than a few people.)
FaBihoff is curious! (Maybe not bicurious, but surely curious!)