Pop Culture Fix: Maisie Williams Says Game of Thrones’ Arya Stark Was Queer OBVIOUSLY

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+ Maisie Williams says you were correct all along: Game of Thrones fave Arya Stark is gaaaaay. (Makes sense, no straight person could ever hold onto a list of grudges that long and hard.)

“The first time that I was surprised by Arya I guess was probably in the final series where she whips off her clothes and sleeps with Gendry,” Maisie says. “I thought that Arya was queer, you know? So… yeah. That was a surprise.”

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Heather Hogan

Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior editor who lives in New York City with her wife, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter, and Instagram.

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