The Hobbit

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Poster for Peter Jackson's film adaptation The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.

The Hobbit is a fantasy franchise based on a novel written by J.R.R. Tolkien and published in 1937. One of the most popular fantasy novels ever written, it has been adapted several times to film, stage, and radio, with the most famous adaptation being the film adaptations of Peter Jackson.

The Book


Adaptations include:

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LGBT Cast and Crew

Actors Ian McKellen, who played Gandalf, Stephen Fry, who played the Master of Laketown, and Luke Evans, who played Bard, are openly gay.


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 Hobbit, with the most popular ships including Thorin/Bilbo and Fili/Kili.

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