Debunking more lies and racist misinformation about black men. Stop the ignorance and start to question why these myths exist in the first place, if not to demonize black men and promote the image of us as inherently criminal and violent and incapable of being educated.
Okay so this is just a perfect example of was tv!shae’s betrayal just didn’t work. I love book!shae’s arc - it is so easy to see she’s a vulnerable woman who might like Tyrion ok but is totally in the relationship for the money. It’s so powerful because it exposes Tyrion’s greatest flaws. Shae’s betrayal is horrible but inevitable (and not unjustified by her circumstances).
Tv!Shae is a totally different story. She is not a vulnerable woman in it for the money - she loves Tyrion. Fiercely. And Sansa too. She has nothing but strength of conviction in some ways… And yet, she betrays him the same way. It just doesn’t work.
I think maybe I could have been satisfied if she betrayed Tyrion to save his life… Like she had a bargain with Tywin or something. Then when Tyrion kills her, Tywin reveals the bargain. Or Jaime does! Because he’s part if it… Like we just take the Jaime/Tywin bargain and add Shae? And it’s all tragic because Tywin has ruined another pure thing in Tyrion’s life, and Tyrion’s family-driven flaws are on display…. Idk. Just SOMETHING other that throwing tv!shae’s characterization into the dumpster for the sake of the book plot (that they love to ignore when it favors characters they like less anyway)