Game of Thrones fans have insisted that Arya Stark is actually a “powerful lesbian” after she had sex with a man in an episode that aired on Sunday.
In the episode, Arya told blacksmith Gendry—who is played by Joe Dempsie—that she wanted to know what sex is like before the end of the world.
The pair then engaged in a passionate encounter—however, many fans felt let down by the scene, and believe that the show’s writers have missed a beat on the character’s sexuality.
Many Game of Thrones fans believe that Arya Stark is a lesbian
A large cohort of Game of Thrones fans took to Twitter to express their frustration at Arya Stark sleeping with a man.
One fan tweeted: “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 believable thing in this show about zombies and dragons.”
Another simply said: “arya stark is a lesbian bye.”
“I refuse to live in a world in which Arya Stark is not a lesbian. There, I said it.”
– Game of Thrones fan on Twitter
Somebody else said they “don’t watch Game of Thrones” but added: “Arya Stark is a lesbian.”
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Another said: “I refuse to live in a world in which Arya Stark is not a lesbian. There, I said it.”
Meanwhile, one fan said they were “confused” as to why the show’s writers had not decided to show her “as anything other than a power top lesbian.”
Arya Stark may have realised she was a lesbian after her sex scene with Gendry
Some fans believe that Arya Stark realised she was a lesbian after she had sex with Gendry. Fans shared an image of Arya lying in bed after sex with a contemplative look on her face—and insisted that it was the moment the character realised she was gay.
If Arya Stark does come out as a lesbian before the show reaches its end, it won’t come as too much of a surprise to actors on set. Some may have spotted Maisie Williams—who plays Arya—and Sophie Turner—who plays her on-screen sister—kissing.
Turner revealed in an interview last month that she loves kissing Williams on set.
In a joint interview with Glamour magazine, Turner said: “People always think Maisie and I are a couple.
“I mean, I am obsessed with her, so you never know… I’ve got an addiction to Maisie Williams. I actually stalk her hashtag on Instagram!”
“Even though we are sisters [in Game of Thrones], we tried to sneak a kiss into every scene we did together to freak everyone out a bit.
“It kept them on their toes’ making sure they were following the script.”