The Bad Girls of Westeros
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Critics’ Reactions to the Final Season 3 Scene in Game of Thrones
“Yes, this is problematic. The optics on this scene are really bad, which I can see you have noticed, because you have eyes. Problem one is that there aren’t very many people of color people on this show to begin with, and problem two is that when there are, they tend to be acting out “tribal” stereotypes and/or cast in the role of slaves. And this final scene featured largest crowd of brown faces we’ve ever seen, lifting the world’s blondest woman up as their messiah and praising her for saving them from bondage. It’s like George W. Bush’s secret fantasy of how he thought the invasion of Iraq would go for him (including the blond wig).
The original post had lots more examples, but this is the one that made me laugh.
I am sincerely bummed they didn’t attempt to make a blue-haired bearded dude into a hottie. I think they could have done it!
Sophie Turner and Rose Leslie for Radio Times.
Oh my god, fierce ginger alert times two!
‘She was sixteen, brown-haired and brown-eyed, slender and beautiful. The people called out her name as she passed, held up their children for her blessing, and scattered flowers under the hooves of her horse’
They killed Lord Eddard and Lady Catelyn and King Robb. He was our king! He was brave and good and the Freys murdered him. If Lord Stannis will avenge him, we should join Lord Stannis.
→ Wylla Manderly, A Dance with Dragons
I’m about halfway through ADWD and to be honest, not loving it. I just think that after reading approximately 4500 pages of this series, I shouldn’t be having the, “Wait, I have no idea what is going on and none of the names on this page are remotely familiar” feeling so regularly. But anyway, this is cool graphic and I DO know how Wylla Manderly is, because she’s a fierce little HBIC.
If George R.R. Martin doesn’t give these two some small amount of peace and happiness I will HUNT TO KILL.