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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Frodo caps, cont'd: The Eyes veiled, in a Purple Lorien....

Posted on 2005.11.16 at 19:43

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taerie
taerie at 2005-11-18 20:18 (UTC) (Link)

Re: "Possible uneasiness," pt. 2

Interesting.
And I think valid for some guys. People are funky and easily disturbed when it comes to sexual identification. I always thought that some of the reviews I have seen seemed unfair. It has occurred to me to wonder why.. and wonder from whence it came. As you know, my focus is on Frodo.. but I blink sometimes and step out of Middle Earth briefly and admire EW for his astonishing talent. (How does he DO that?) is usually the thought when he pulls something off with apparent ease that no amount of makeup, lighting or script help could have accomplished.
I really believe that at his young age he has done some of the greatest acting I have ever seen. And at MY age I have seen quite a bit. I feel so lucky that he played my Frodo.. so of course, I too get a bit snarly when I see some things written.
I have to also admit that it really did occur to me that book Frodo was sexy years ago.. in addition to just reacting to him as an especially beloved character. I wasn't alone in this. I was joined in my yearly Frodo feast in September by friends who fantasized about him. I can only imagine what they think of him now. Film Frodo definitely exacerbated this.
(I am going to tell my husband that you think he is a perv cause he DOESN'T think Frodo is handsome. Or that you think that HE thinks he is a perv cause he secretly DOES. Hahahahah! Just joking.)
Mechtild
mechtild at 2005-11-18 21:22 (UTC) (Link)

Re: "Possible uneasiness," pt. 2

(I am going to tell my husband that you think he is a perv cause he DOESN'T think Frodo is handsome. Or that you think that HE thinks he is a perv cause he secretly DOES. Hahahahah! Just joking.)

Oh, don't tell him THAT, LOL! After all, there even are women *gasp* who don't think Frodo's looks are any great shakes. "Funny-looking." "Pop-eyed." But far more I have heard women, older women like me especially, swooning dreadfully over him, especially over how breathtakingly beautiful he is, like a doll in a box. And I also hear an awful lot of ambivalence in that swooning. "I know he is old enough to be my son, but...." "I know he's just a kid, but...." "I know I am too old to feel this way, but...."

If they were 30- 40- 50- year-old men swooning for a 18-21-year-old actress, they woudld think themselves perfectly justified in their response. The older ones might feel a little foolish ("as if she'd like an old git like me!"), but they wouldn't feel sort of pervy the way so many of film Frodo and EW's fans do.

I did have to wonder, though, at all those articles in which the writer seemed to feel compelled to remark on EW's appearance in a way that recognized its power, while at the same time putting it down a little. "Yeah, I can see he's an adorable, amazing looking little guy. Who wouldn't want to pinch those rosy cheeks? But, hey! I'm immune to that sort of thing. And I've got pets at home to cuddle and squeeze if I feel an, "oh, isn't he the cutest thing!" attack coming on."
taerie
taerie at 2005-11-18 22:40 (UTC) (Link)

Re: "Possible uneasiness," pt. 2

>an awful lot of ambivalence in that swooning. "I know he is old enough to be my son, but...." "I know he's just a kid, but...." "I know I am too old to feel this way, but...."

If they were 30- 40- 50- year-old men swooning for a 18-21-year-old actress, they woudld think themselves perfectly justified in their response. The older ones might feel a little foolish ("as if she'd like an old git like me!"), but they wouldn't feel sort of pervy the way so many of film Frodo and EW's fans do.>>>

I wonder why that is. Even I, as shameless as I am have paused to wonder if I OUGHT to apologize to somebody for it. Stupid, really.
I have said before that sometimes I don't know whether to feed or snog Frodo.. ( Snogging usually wins.)As you said though.. He's a hobbit so you can do both. The PERFECT male! LOL!

This all makes me think of a BBC television episode of "Father Ted." (A show that seems hilarious to me.) In it, his older housekeeper is crazy for a man on TV who purposely excites the mother instinct of his audience. Hordes of middle aged and older women find out that she has won a personal visit by him and they converge on the house in a parody of the Night of the Living Dead movies wanting to feed him cake and knit him sweaters.:-)
Mechtild
mechtild at 2005-11-18 22:53 (UTC) (Link)

Re: "Possible uneasiness," pt. 2

I wonder why that is. Even I, as shameless as I am have paused to wonder if I OUGHT to apologize to somebody for it. Stupid, really.

If you had hung around on messageboards more (focussed on Frodo/EW), you would have heard A LOT of apologizing. I could understand the impulse, having had it myself, but, really, I have come to accept the fact that desire and love know no age limits. What does have a limit is acting on that desire and love. In the film "American Beauty," the protagonist, a man in his forties, has a huge idealized crush on his teenaged daughter's best friend. Is it weird or abnormal that he should feel this way? I don't think so, personally. But would it be terribly unwise, even tragic (not to mention illegal) for him to act on it? Yes. But the desire itself seems within the range of "normal" to me, even though it cannot be satisfied.

This all makes me think of a BBC television episode of "Father Ted." (A show that seems hilarious to me.) In it, his older housekeeper is crazy for a man on TV who purposely excites the mother instinct of his audience. Hordes of middle aged and older women find out that she has won a personal visit by him and they converge on the house in a parody of the Night of the Living Dead movies wanting to feed him cake and knit him sweaters.:-)

Oh, I have never heard of this "Father Ted" series. What a hilarious premise! It sounds like 50% of Frodo/EW fandom; me, I want to feed him, but I'll skip the sweater-knitting. On with the petting and cuddling and stroking!
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