Renly wasn't a faggot in the books.
Haven't gotten that far in the book(s) yet, but why in the world does every show have to have some queer in it these days?
Personally, I think this is probably one of the best casting line ups for any show as a whole I've ever scene. Everyone plays their parts exceptionally well (my opinion at least).
The comment about the queen, google her. She's pretty hot in real life, so is the blond girl (Dany). At least in the show their not all done up in perfect make-up and hair like other shows (Camelot)
GF and I just finished season one of Camelot last night, enjoyed the first few episodes but isn't even a close call between it and Game of Thrones. Some of the characters down right suck (except Morgan, Gwenevere, & maybe Merlin).