The members of the Stark family have had a hard time on HBO’s megahit Game of Thrones. Shortly after their introduction in Season 1, the Starks began to split, suffer, or straight up get killed. Perhaps the Stark who has suffered the most has been the oldest daughter, Sansa. For almost all of Game’s long run, Sansa has been a prisoner and pawn for other big families in Westeros. Her hand in marriage has been a powerful tool for securing the North, and she’s been forced into three engagements and two marriages.
Because of Sansa’s terrible past with abuse at the hands of men, actress Sophie Turner has a new idea for her character; she wants Sansa to have a romantic relationship with a woman.
Well there you go. Sophie Turner is ready for Sansa to get curious and explore her sexuality. Because girls rule and boys drool.
All jokes aside, Sansa has really been suffering at the hands of men. This all began during her betrothal to that little shit Joffrey. He killed her father, made Sansa look at his decapitated head, had her beat, and constantly threatened sexual assault. And while homeboy Tyrion tried to show her some kindness and respect, her marriage to the Lannister man was against her will.
Then there’s the harrowing saga from her time at Winterfell with Ramsay Bolton. Sansa was once again forced into marriage, this time with a psycho who held her captive and only entered her chambers to force himself upon her.
Essentially, Sansa has never had a positive experience with suitors or sex. It’s always been a source of fear and pain. So the idea that Sansa would perhaps begin detesting men and conventional marriage isn’t that far fetched. And if Sansa was going to have feelings for any woman on the cast, Margaery might make the most sense. Queen Margie and her badass Grandma always treated Sansa with compassion, something sorely missing from the male influences in her life.
Of course, Sophie Turner’s comment regarding Arya was probably a joke. While Game of Thrones has never been particularly lacking in incestuous relationships (remember when Yara let Theon feel her up?), they’ve always been associated with badness or evil. Cersei and Jaime aren’t exactly good people, and Theon ended up having his manhood taken away from him. Game of Thrones seems unlikely to have some of the main heroes of the story enter into an incestuous relationship. Sorry Sophie.
Game of Thrones airs Sundays on HBO.
Corey was born and raised in New Jersey. Double majored in theater and literature during undergrad. After working in administrative theater for a year in New York, he started as the Weekend Editor at CinemaBend. He's since been able to work himself up to reviews, phoners, and press junkets-- and is now able to appear on camera with some of his famous actors... just not as he would have predicted as a kid.
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