Warren, Ocasio-Cortez rip 'Game of Thrones' finale: 'Ugh, this is written by men!'
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenLongtime Democratic pollster: Warren 'obvious solution' for Biden's VP pick The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - US virus deaths exceed 100,000; Pelosi pulls FISA bill Warren's VP bid faces obstacle: Her state's Republican governor MORE (D-Mass.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezRecovery First: The American comeback shouldn't hinge on warmed-over policy agendas Ocasio-Cortez blames 'political power' of police for lack of accountability following George Floyd's death The Hill's Campaign Report: GOP beset by convention drama MORE (D-N.Y.) are bemoaning the fate of the women on "Game of Thrones," pointing out that the show's controversial series finale was "written by men."

"I'm sad, disappointed about it," Ocasio-Cortez said in a video of the two lawmakers discussing the smash HBO drama released by Warren on Tuesday.


"I feel like we were getting so close to having this ending with just women running the world," Ocasio-Cortez added.

The much-hyped Sunday finale of the show drew more than 19 million viewers.

"Then the last two episodes it's like, 'Oh they're too emotional. The end,'" Ocasio-Cortez exclaimed as she threw up her hands. "It's like, ugh, this is written by men!"

Warren — a 2020 White House contender and noted "Game of Thrones" fan who penned an op-ed last month about the series — said her reaction to the final episodes was "meh."

"So I was even willing at the end to make a quick allegiance shift. When Dany went nuts. So I was over to Sansa," Warren — who earlier this month made headlines after denying she revealed spoilers from the show — said of two of the female characters.

"I will re-do my shirts, the whole thing. And yet Sansa, who is already queen of the North, thank you very much — she walks away saying, 'And I'll still be queen of the North,'" Warren said, her voice rising.

"Come on Sansa, go for the big one!" Warren told a nodding Ocasio-Cortez.

"I know, I was disappointed," Ocasio-Cortez replied. "We need to get some feminist analysis up in HBO."

The two progressives aren't the only members of Congress disappointed by the Westerosi finale. 

On Monday, Sen. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandSenate Dems press DOJ over coronavirus safety precautions in juvenile detention centers Senate Democrat introduces bill to protect food supply It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE (N.Y.), also a Democratic presidential candidate, said it left her "very unhappy." 

“I hated the last three episodes … my two favorite characters, destroyed,” Gillibrand said.

An HBO spokeswomen didn't immediately return ITK's request for comment.

"Game of Thrones" has faced repeated criticism for its portrayal of women on the show. The series, which debuted in 2011, reportedly had two female writers during its entire run.