We may not know who winds up sitting in the Iron Throne, but the one who wears the crown is this Queen! Before Jonathan Van Ness began changing lives on the two-time Emmy nominated Netflix revival of ‘Queer Eye’, he first gained wide recognition with ‘Gay of Thrones’, his weekly online recaps of episodes of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones’, broken down into sassy, shady nuggets and translated from Dothraki (and, uh, regular English) into the latest drag queen lingo. And though he might be busy transforming lives, he’s taking time out to return to ‘Gay of Thrones’ for the final season.
Funny or Die writer/producer Erin Gibson announced:
“I am very excited to blow out this last season of Gay of Thrones with the panache and fierceness that only Jonathan can bring to the screen.”
Funny or Die will present these recaps, and has released a trailer to announce new episodes. Just one question: “Where are my dragons?”
As you can see, the first new installment of ‘Gay of Thrones’ arrives on Tuesday, following the first episode of Season 8 of ‘Game of Thrones’ on Sunday, April 14.
While ‘Queer Eye’ has been nominated for two Emmys, believe it or not, so has ‘Gay of Thrones’. In 2016 and ’18, it was nominated for Outstanding Short Form Variety series! Van Ness began recapping ‘Game of Thrones’ starting with Season 3 and has continued to do so ever since. George R.R. Martin himself has appeared as a guest, as has Alfie Allen, a.k.a. Theon Greyjoy. Not all of Van Ness’ guests are celebrities, but some that are have included Rachel Bloom, Nicole Byer, Margaret Cho, Lucy Davis, and Trixie Mattel.
If you don’t have HBO, or just want a less tragic recap after these sure to be heavy episodes, pop over to Funny or Die to check out the further adventures of Blonde Cher (Cersei), Christina Aguilera (Daenerys), The Munchkin (Tyrion), Brother Daddy (Jamie), Little Baby Kristen Stewart (Arya), Baby Miss Cleo (Bran), and “Did Tilda Swinton eat a pig?” (Brienne). (Ouch!)
Source: Entertainment Weekly