She's been championed as Game of Thrones 's first and only " lesbian ," but actress Gemma Whelan describes her character as closer to "pansexual. Though we may have better lesbian characters, but we don't have the lesbian sex we deserve. In the show, however, Yara's sexuality is butch-ly Ironborn: She knows what she wants, and she takes it. Two girl-on-girl narratives from the books that the show skips involve queens Daenerys and Cersei, a surprising choice since most would assume the "HBO-ification" of a story would mean using any excuse to put sex on the screen—especially if it involves leading ladies. The Merryweathers were cut entirely from the show for a tighter narrative, so this scene never saw the light of day—and thankfully so, since we already understand how unfeeling and power-hungry Cersei is, and didn't need nonconsensual lesbian sex acts to prove it. While it's sad that Dany and Cersei were in some senses "straight-washed," the show has given us better queer women than the books did. The handmaid put a hand on her breast, then bent to take a nipple in her mouth.
Jolene. Age: 23.
Instead of a hot lesbian sex scene, the moment was still entirely about a man, Khal Drogo.
Abril. Age: 32.
Is Yara Greyjoy A Lesbian In The 'Game Of Thrones' Books? The Series Is Different
For a moment she let herself imagine that her fingers were a boar's tusks, ripping the Myrish woman apart from groin to throat. She's been championed as Game of Thrones 's first and only " lesbian ," but actress Gemma Whelan describes her character as closer to "pansexual. Cersei has one experience in the fourth book with a foreign Myrish woman named Taena Merryweather, wife of Orton Merryweather who served on Tommen's small council and as Hand of the King before resigning and fleeing when Cersei was imprisoned by the Faith Militant. The queen slid a finger into that Myrish swamp, then another, moving them in and out….