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Odd article: Are Hobbits' feet hot?

Beutlin
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Nov 18 2012, 12:51am


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http://www.salon.com/2012/11/17/are_hobbits_feet_hot/

“…So where is Eros lurking in “The Hobbit” and “The Lord of the Rings”? In plain sight, baby. Tolkien may have thought he’d squeezed it out of every conceivable corner, but it came popping out the bottom of the hobbits’ pants legs.
It’s those feet, man. They’re easier to overlook when you’re reading the novels, but onscreen, they’re constantly in your face. They’re naked and they’re enormous and they’re hairy. It’s like Tolkien’s efforts to quash all sexual imagery were so relentless that the resultant, inadvertent eruption took the most flagrant, aggressive, and homoerotic form imaginable.
Freud himself argued that the foot is a penis substitute, and foot fetishism is probably the most common of all the various sex kinks. (I’m not particularly prone to it myself, but there’s a flash of Viggo Mortensen’s naked feet in one of the “Rings” films, and the image, so unexpected, knocked me flat.) So the presence of the titanically barefoot hobbits is just a leeetle bit disconcerting — especially since, from the ankles up, they’re made to seem prepubescent, even childlike…”

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Odd article: Are Hobbits' feet hot? Beutlin Send a private message to Beutlin Nov 18 2012, 12:51am
    I hate when that happens. SirDennisC Send a private message to SirDennisC Nov 18 2012, 1:33am
    What in demnation Send a private message to demnation Nov 18 2012, 11:29am
    On Feet Noel Q. von Schneiffel Send a private message to Noel Q. von Schneiffel Nov 18 2012, 6:30pm
    Hobbits didnt have big feet imin Send a private message to imin Nov 19 2012, 12:36am
        Films versus books Elthir Send a private message to Elthir Nov 19 2012, 7:16pm
            yeah i know :) imin Send a private message to imin Nov 19 2012, 10:45pm
    In Japan, everything is hot Tigero Send a private message to Tigero Nov 19 2012, 8:26pm
    :} Ooooookie dokie. grammaboodawg Send a private message to grammaboodawg Nov 19 2012, 11:13pm

 
 
 

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