Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez thinks HBO needs some “feminist analysis” as she and Sen. Elizabeth Warren lamented the ending of the hit show “Game of Thrones.”
The two Democrats tore into the series finale which they felt was clearly “written by men” in a video posted online Tuesday.
— Elizabeth Warren (@SenWarren) May 21, 2019
“It’s been over 24 hours. No more spoiler alerts,” Warren captioned the video she posted with the freshman New York congresswoman.
“So did you see ‘Game of Thrones’ last night?” the Massachusetts senator and 2020 presidential candidate asked Ocasio-Cortez about the smash HBO drama and its finale episode which has sparked heated debate with fans criticizing the underwhelming ending after eight seasons on the air.
“I did. I’m sad, disappointed about it,” Ocasio-Cortez responded. “I feel like we were getting so close to having this ending with just women running the world.”
“Yeah, exactly,” Warren concurred.
“Then the last two episodes it’s like, ‘Oh they’re too emotional. The end,'” the New York congresswoman continued, throwing up her hands. “It’s like, ugh, this is written by men!”
A fan of the female character Daenerys Targaryen, Warren admitted she changed her allegiance to Sansa Stark, but was ultimately disappointed.
“So I was even willing at the end to make a quick allegiance shift. When Dany went nuts. So I was over to Sansa,” Warren said. “I will re-do my shirts, the whole thing. And yet Sansa, who is already queen of the North, thank you very much — she walks away saying, ‘And I’ll still be queen of the North.'”
Ocasio-Cortez nodded in agreement.
“Come on Sansa, go for the big one!” Warren added.
“I know, I was disappointed,” Ocasio-Cortez agreed. “We need to get some feminist analysis up in HBO.”
Warren had heaped praise on Daenerys in an opinion piece she wrote last month, contrasting her with another character, Cersei Lannister, and noting the similarities between herself and the dragon-riding female.
“And as much as Dany wants to take on her family’s enemies and take back the Iron Throne, she knows that she must first fight the army of the dead that threatens all mankind. This is a revolutionary idea, in Westeros or anywhere else,” Warren wrote.
“A queen who declares that she doesn’t serve the interests of the rich and powerful? A ruler who doesn’t want to control the political system but to break the system as it is known? It’s no wonder that the people she meets in Westeros are skeptical,” she added.
Ocasio-Cortez also weighed in on the series finale last month, speculating about who would end up sitting on the “Iron Throne” at the end.
“Could you imagine if no one ends up on the throne and they transition to democracy?” the self-proclaimed Democratic socialist said on Yahoo News’ “Skullduggery” podcast. “Like, wouldn’t that be badass?”
“Game of Thrones” fans were left disappointed – and furious – over the ending which saw Daenerys Targaryen go mad and the fate of Arya Stark unknown as she sailed away. The ruler of the six kingdoms ends up being a crippled boy with precognition, Bran Stark.
New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand also said the finale left her “very unhappy.”
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) May 20, 2019
“I hated the last three episodes … my two favorite characters, destroyed,” the 2020 Democratic presidential contender said Monday.
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