Why Make Characters Gay?

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    Having just watched the Game of Thrones TV series, I bought the books. Am half way through the fourth.

    In the television series they have made Renly and Loras: Knight of the Flowers gay/bisexual. In the books Renly is decidedly not gay, and all indications are neither is Loras.

    As many can attest, I am one of the least homophobic posters on this board. I believe in gay marriage etc, etc.

    However, why have the producers decided to fuck with their characters? Hollywood gay mafia at work maybe.

    Don't get me wrong, if George Martin had written the characters as gay, no problemo...just seems weird. I get artistic license and everything, but it would be like turning Ned Stark into a meglomanical tyrant (which he wasn't)...
     
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    It's for the kids
     
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    i think it's just a diversity thing... a way of reflecting what's out there in the real world.
     
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    Yeah I was heartbroken over the gay Teletubby!
     
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    Thanks for the warning.
     
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    I am a lesbian becuase I only like sex with women?
     
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    In book four there is a bi character. And it ain't the real world. It's fantasy...
     
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    i know that. but i'm just opining as to why they'd make the character different from the in books.
     
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    dumb arse reason IMO, but you're prolly right....
     

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