so um how about shae~
me and my boyfriend had the most intense and infuriating argument about her last night (it was pretty much the first argument we’ve ever had where i was actually mad) and i’m just still not over her and the fact that it’s so hard for so many people to sympathize with her?
but i found a really great interview with the actress that confirms all of my thoughts!
(spoilers of course)
i also read an interview with grrm where he’s talking about how different she is portrayed in the show than in the books so it’s really interesting to think about how putting a pretty sympathetic character in the role/plot of an un-sympathetic character creates such a rift in viewers’ opinions of her.
there’s probably tons of misogyny rooted in people’s hatred of show!shae, but it was really refreshing to realize that book!shae wasn’t so sympathetic and wonderful, and that when people hate her, it’s not totally gross since they’re putting her in this role of basically a completely different character?
idk i’m just so frustrated with her and tyrion (and ofc tywin’s role in everything) and the fact that this dichotomy between book!shae and show!shae made me and my bf have such a horrible argument. :(