Lord of the Rings

From LGBT Fiction Guide
Jump to: navigation, search

The Lord of the Rings is a fantasy franchise based on a trilogy of novels written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published beginning in 1954. One of the most popular fantasy series ever written, it has been adapted several times to film, stage, and radio, with the most famous adaptation being the Academy Award winning film adaptations of Peter Jackson.

The Books


Adaptations include:

LGBT Representation



Despite the lack of LGBT characters, Tolkien's novels and their adaptations include numerous close platonic relationships between male characters and very few female characters of any sort. This has resulted in a large and active slash fandom revolving around the series, with the most popular ships including Legolas/Gimli and Frodo/Sam. The close relationships that developed between many cast members of the Jackson film adaptations also resulted in a lot of real person slash fiction.

Related Links

Share Your Thoughts

If this is your first time commenting here, please read our Comment Policy. The main points:

  1. No deliberately malicious, abusive, or hateful comments, including but not limited to homophobia, transphobia, biphobia, acephobia, racism, misogyny, outing, doxing, or personal attacks.
  2. Include a trigger warning at the top of your comment if you are discussing potentially triggering topics such as gay bashing, rape, or suicide.

LGBTfiction.com is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com. Learn more