Title: Don't Come Back For Me
Song: Jar of Hearts
Artist: Christina Perri
Fandom: Game of Thrones/A Song of Ice and Fire
Characters/Pairings: Sansa, Daenerys, Catelyn, Arya and a little Cersei
Warnings: Spoilers for all of season one.
Summary: "And who do you think you are, running around leaving scars, collecting your jar of hearts, tearing love apart."
ABOUT THE VIDEO:
I started this a couple of months ago. I originally planned to make this solely "the women of Game of Thrones and how they are affected by men," but then I added in Mirri Maz Duur and so that isn't exactly it anymore.
The women of Game of Thrones are constantly beaten, raped, verbally abused, looked down upon and told they are nothing. They struggle in a patriarchal world where they are the lesser to everyone including themselves. Yet their hope, love, hate, resilience, kindness, intelligence, courage, character, morals and strength prove time after time that they are just as strong if not stronger than their male 'superiors.' They are so fascinatingly complex and while GoT may not be women "friendly," the writing, storylines and true chances given to be their own person is enough for me to see it as one of the most women "friendly" shows in all honesty. These women do not sit on the sidelines or let anything hold them down for too long.
This is one of the reasons I included Cersei at least a little bit - she has made some bad decisions and can be extremely intrusive/cruel, but there are so many moments when you see her kindness come through and for that time you just.. pity her. She is a queen who is in love with her brother, and her husband doesn't even know his "kids" are not his, but in fact his wife's brother's. If that's not complex, I don't know what is.