Tolkien Would Hate This Podcast Part 2: Sexuality & Queerness
Hosts & Guests
(she/they) A queer Tolkien scholar and Zelda nerd interested in adaptation, audience reception, and biography.
(she/her) An acquirer of books, a queer-rights activist, serves as as the Subscriptions Steward of the Mythopoeic Society, and is a Professional Nerd (okay, technically it’s an unpaid internship).
(she/her) Just another weird Tolkien geek living in the Grey Havens (also known as Seattle WA) with two rabbits and far too few books.
About This Episode
In the second part of our ‘Tolkien Would Hate This Podcast’ series, Leah, Grace, and Alicia examine the world in Tolkien’s time as it relates to sexuality and queerness, and JRRT’s own opinions, experiences, and relationships with them. Listen to Grace’s theory that polyamory could have prevented the events of The Silmarillion, and the evidence that Tolkien stayed up late in the bath reading a book of gay poetry that included references to glory holes. #ReleaseTheTolkienSmut
CW: sexual assault, rape, homophobia, suicide, HIV/AIDS
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