Now what would a medieval story be without gay content?

While I’ve watched all the episodes of Game of Thrones, I can’t say that I’m a huge fan of the show.  I much prefer Merlin.

But in catching up with all my shows during a respite between NAB and CinemaCon, I caught the latest episode of GoT.

While there wasn’t any unsheathing of swords, so to speak, there was a layered convolution of a relationship depicted between Lord Renly Baratheon (Gethin Anthony) and Loras Tyrell (Finn Jones), the brother of Renly’s wife, Margaery.

Episode 3 has Loras being beaten by a woman in a bout, and Renly, fourth in line for the throne, makes her a knight.  Later a petulant Loras rebuffs Renly’s advances, and Margaery comes in to relieve him.  Unsuccessfully.

Renly: Sorry, I…

Margaery: Do you want my brother to come in and help?

Renly: What?

Margaery: Oh, he could get you started. I know he wouldn’t mind. Or I could turn over and you could pretend I’m him.

Oh, to have the privilege of saying those lines.  But there’s more to the scene, of course, advancing plot and character.  Wittily written and wryly directed, these kinds of multi-layered moments are what GoT excels in.

There’s more to come.  And, you know those Brits, there are plenty of gay connections to GoT, including Richard Madden (Robb Stark), who plays a gay character on the British ambulance drama Sirens.

Excerpted scenes.

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