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NF-Lee's Gildor and Frodo

Fearturing Bandwench's Frodo manip ~ "Frodo: Study in Blue" (Adult)....

Posted on 2006.06.25 at 12:41


mechtild at 2006-06-26 14:12 (UTC) (Link)
[sorry - left out a sentence; will fix]

He does seem like a pretty easy-going person, Frodosweetstuff. At first I thought it was just a matter of him being a good sport in front of others, which is obviously a key facet of his personality from everything I've heard and read. But I am betting he really doesn't care very much. As an actor, too, and as Tairie said above, as an actor, probably any attention and publicity is better than none.

As to manips of celebs, again, I think it matters what the intended audience is, but also the content. I obviously am not flying into the boughs about seeing Frodo presented in [not very explicit] erotic photomanips or [very expliciit] stories, although the tone of some repells me, while others please me. It's a matter of taste. I haven't paid much attention to the EW ones, since he's not my swoon, but it did trouble me - what EW might feel about it. But, after Bandwench, told me of EW's reported remarks that he really doesn't mind fans fooling around with his picture for erotic fan use, I'd have to say that it's an acceptable pastime, even if it is not for everyone.

That makes it sound as though I'd be willing to let fans make anything out of his picture, but that would not be true. I would have a fit if I saw the images of EW (or Frodo) to show dead or tortured for pleasure. I would hate to see a manip (or a real pic) of him having sex with an animal, or the handle of a bullwhip up his rectum, like Robert Mapplethorpe's controversial self-portrait. Yet someone likes that sort of stuff, and someone would call it appreciative fan art. What happens to my, "it's just a manip; they can do whatever they want" position when I think of such things? I could say, "Well, you don't have to look at it," and I wouldn't. But I would hate the thought of it even being made.

So. When I present to myself a scenario that I personally would hate, my principle is shown as faulty. So it can't just be a matter of what any and every niche group of people thinks is "ok". It really is a more complex issue than I had thought when I first started to think about this.

I suppose the issue involves not just subject consent (actual or implied), but that they not be presented in material that would make them (and others) be revolted. That's tricky, though. For one fan, showing him in a bathtub masturbating is revolting, for someone else it is erotica. For both of these sets of people, however, showing him tied, up being dismembered would be revolting. (For Kevin in Sin City it might be entertainment, LOL). Does what is and what is not "over the top" dependent on a majority vote, then?

I still haven't figured it out *opens new hot Frodo story to read*.
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