Game of Thrones is back on screens this week, as Season 7 begins. Over the years, the popular fantasy series has made a ton of changes from George RR Martin’s original A Song of Ice and Fire novels – doctoring plots, culling extra characters and bringing that extra cable TV sheen.
Sexuality is no different – and several characters have had their sexuality changed or enhanced for the HBO show. Here are just some of the characters who have had their sexuality altered for the adaptation.
In both the TV show and the books, Daenerys is shown to be sexually interested in men.
Aside from her partly-tactical marriages to Khal Drogo and Hizdahr zo Loraq, she is also shown falling in love with sellsword Daario Naharis. However, viewers of the TV series may not be aware that in the books, Dany is bisexual. The character is shown several times bedding her handmaiden Irri, in explicit sex scenes which did not make it into the show.