Some Game of Thrones fans got weirded out when Arya Stark, a character they’ve watched grow up on screen, disrobed and got down and dirty with handsome blacksmith Gendry during the HBO drama’s April 21 episode. Others had another pressing issue with the sex scene: Isn’t Arya supposed queer?
happy for Arya and a nice lil consensual empowering moment of sex on the show but Arya Stark not being a powerful lesbian is the LEAST believeable thing in this show about zombies and dragons #GamefThrones
— maria “chronic acid reflux” harfouche? (@MariaHarfouche) April 22, 2019
arya stark is a lesbian bye
— ? (@chalvmts) April 22, 2019
arya stark’s sexuality is either “queer” or “war” and nothing else
— Jill Gutowitz (@jillboard) April 22, 2019
i don’t watch game of thrones but arya stark is a lesbian
— kaija (@softsarda) April 22, 2019
In an article titled “We Can All Agree That Arya Stark Is Actually a Lesbian, Right?” BuzzFeed’s Lauren Yapalater writes, “Not only is Arya a power top, but also that outfit was definitely ordered off of Wildfang.”
Plus, the lass formerly known as the Girl With No Name didn’t exactly seem to be in post-coital bliss, impending White Walker invasion notwithstanding.
Arya: “Yep, I’m definitely gay” pic.twitter.com/vZ3s2rXjPO
— Clypi (@clypi) April 22, 2019
Perhaps we’re overthinking all of this. Maisie Williams’ pal and Game of Thrones costar Sophie Turner may well have the best explanation of this unexpected turn of events.
this vid of sophie turner talking about arya’s sex scene last night is art pic.twitter.com/v7J1B2sQmw
— lauren yap (@itslaurenyap) April 22, 2019