Is Frodo Gay?

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In anticipation to the current film version of “The Lord Of The Rings: The Two Towers,” which is the second installment of the film trilogy based on the literary novels by J.R.R. Tolkien, I re-read the book and came to the shocking realization that Frodo, the main character, may in fact be gay.  Was it possible?  Was Frodo, a hobbit gay? Or better yet were hobbits in general gay?

For those of you who don’t know, Hobbits are little people also known as halflings who look human but grow to the height of three or four feet.  They usually walk barefoot since they have rough soles and the tops of their feet have tuffs of thick hair which some of you may find disgusting unless you’re into bears.

Throughout the book, there is little mention of female hobbits and the four main hobbits Frodo, Merry, Pippin and Sam never talked about girls.  They seemed content spending time with each other, singing songs, telling stories, smoking pipes, cooking meals and having tea.  Frodo wasn’t the least bit gruff — instead he and his fellow hobbits were very dainty, preferring to sit indoors and listen to the latest gossip instead of hiking in the woods.

Was the Shire, their homeland, a gay utopian along the lines of West Hollywood, The Castro district in San Francisco or South Beach in Miami?

The evidence of gay leanings continued to build up as I read the book.  Frodo’s best friend, Sam, never left his side through the entire journey and instead of calling him Frodo he called him “Master.” What was going on with this relationship?  Was it some kinky sexual master and servant partnership?

Near the end of the book their relationship becomes truly suspicious when Frodo and Sam are left on their own as they travel to the dark land of Mordor where Mount Doom spews forth smoke and lava. In one scene Frodo becomes tired and Sam quickly offers his lap.  Frodo accepts and lays his head in Sam’s lap to rest.  They both fall asleep with one of Sam’s hands on Frodo’s forehead and the other laying softly upon his breast.

Another time, Frodo and Sam hold hands as they hike through the waste lands of Mordor.
At one point, Frodo is captured by the awful Orcs and Sam finds him naked lying in a heap of filthy rags. Sam lifts his master and hugs him to his breast.  Frodo lays back in Sam’s gentle arms while Sam sits there thinking that he could sit like this in endless happiness.  He then kisses Frodo on the forehead.

If that doesn’t sound gay, I don’t know what does!  Anyways, it’s a great book and I recommend it to all, especially now that the second film in the series, “The Two Towers,” has finally been released with full fanfare.

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