Does Sophie Turner get same-sex love? Let’s explore this. During a Rolling Stone interview, Game of Thrones and X-Men star Sophie Turner suggests that she’s been with “girls” and that “everyone experiments,” claiming that she “loves a soul, not a gender.” Does this mean that Sophie Turner truly understands the depth, complexity, and culture of same-sex relationships?
“Everyone experiments.”–Sophie Turner
Let’s get something STRAIGHT: Using the word “experiment” when referring to your sexual encounters with the same gender means that you are (straight, that is). If anyone knows, I and my fellow LGBTQ comrades know that when we share years of our lives invested in a relationship with our same-sex partners, it’s not us trying to find ourselves. This isn’t college, folks. When love becomes part of the equation, the experiment is over. Just because you made out with your sorority sister, it doesn’t mean you even remotely understand what it means to “love a soul, not a gender.”
“Honey, an experiment isn’t love.”–Lily Khuu
LOVE is you and your LGBTQ partner holding each other while you both cry because your families don’t fully accept your sexuality. LOVE is listening to your partner snore in your ear every night, holding their hand through stage three cancer, and helping their daughter write her college admissions essays. LOVE is forcing yourself not to watch the next episode of your favorite show on Netflix because you promised you would only watch it together. LOVE is experiencing heart-break because she lost your favorite denim vest at a Tegan and Sarah concert that she went to without you.
“LOVE is experiencing heart-break because she lost your favorite denim vest at a Tegan and Sarah concert that she went to without you.”–Lily Khuu
So, no Sophie dear — you don’t get to claim you understand same-sex love. We would appreciate it if you didn’t reduce our community’s sincere romantic relationships to your headline gimmicks. Go commit yourself to years of discrimination because you can’t help but to love someone that society shames you for and then we can talk. As you enjoy your straight relationships while taking praise for supposedly being LGBTQ, we all roll our eyes STRAIGHT our of our heads.