Pop Style Opinionfest: Does the “Bury Your Gays” Criticism Apply to HOUSE OF THE DRAGON?

Posted on September 21, 2022

Sometimes, the universe conspires to give your ol’ pals T Lo the topic of the week. We thank the content gods for their bountiful blessings. But before we get into all that House of the Dragon nastiness, we have a few closing thoughts on the funeral of Queen Elizabeth, the lack of family drama, the sheer laziness of the American media, and the embarrassing obsession with the Duchess of Sussex, whose every move, intonation, and tear was parsed and dissected. We promise we only spend about ten or so minutes on the topic, for those of you who are as sick of it as we are by now.

Then, from the stateliest funeral ever, we move on to the most disastrous wedding we’ve seen since… the last time anyone depicted a wedding in Westeros. We gave our thoughts on the costumes of “We Light the Way,” the fifth episode of the first season of Hot D in an earlier post, but we go a little deeper on the implications and likely fallout from Rhaenyra’s disastrous wedding to Laenor, which ended, as so many weddings in this world tend to, with a touch of incest and a whole lot of blood. We specifically tackle the “bury your gays” criticism leveled at the show, in the wake of the brutal death of one of only two gay characters depicted, who was introduced to the audience in the same episode in which his head was bashed in. Is it a valid criticism here? Is it a valid criticism anywhere? These gays have thoughts. But then again, don’t we always?



Thank you once again for listening, darlings!


[Photo Credit: Ollie Upton/HBO]

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