Fantasy Men

October 2, 2010

Here at Daddyhunt.com, we value a certain kind of guy. That guy has many faces, many guises, but for the most part there is a certain principle at work. Most guys on this site either are or are looking for a manly man, and with HBO’s Game of Thrones set to premiere next spring, I thought this would be the perfect time to bring to light a largely untapped source of gay male inspiration.

Fantasy.

I know what many of you are thinking. What could those Dungeons & Dragons geeks who got all those wedgies in high school have in common with you? Well, those geeks were onto something. You know what you get in fantasy books and films?

Men. Big, strong, hairy-chested, often bearded men with sweaty hair falling in front of their eyes, clad in chain mail and leather, wielding swords, some of the most primal, masculine weapons in history. They’re sharp phallic symbols. What a duel between two of these guys essentially comes down to is two hot muscle bears thrusting their steel cocks at one another, attempting to penetrate each other’s flesh. Think about it! And when they’re not doing that, they’re going around decapitating wild beasts or hunting for their dinner with knives, arrows, or even their bare hands. Hot.

Oh, and by the by, for all those foreskin enthusiasts out there, remember: there’s no circumcision in Middle-Earth.

It really is a shock to me that The Lord of the Rings Trilogy hasn’t become required viewing within the bear community. Even the twinks are bad-ass killers in those films, which are already teeming with blood-spattered, muddied up warriors… sometimes in fur pelts! And it doesn’t stop there. If you’re looking for that long, scraggly-bearded biker type, just check out John Rhys-Davies as Gimli the Dwarf. His beard is so long he can braid that shit, and all he ever seems to talk about is drinking and killing stuff with his three different axes. I would love to see the Sons of Anarchy go up against this little dude. And for those of us fond of alternative hair growth, Hobbits do have themselves some hairy feet.

This is all well and good as is, but now HBO has greenlit and started production on Game of Thrones, a new show based on the critically acclaimed novel series A Song of Ice and Fire, which will star Sean Bean, who won me over as Boromir in – yup – The Lord of the Rings. Now you don’t even have to sit through a three-hour movie to watch him kick some medieval ass. We get to watch him do so weekly without need of wussy stuff like conditioner or antibiotics. Arm’s got gangrene? Cut that fucker off!

So, my brothers, I entreat you. Check out some good fantasy from time to time, even if all the homoerotic content is in the subtext. I mean, after all, Viggo Mortensen only ever looks good with long hair anyway.

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... hmmmmm...
... going all tolkien...
... yet forgetting _the hobbit_...
... and giving no mention...
... of beorn?...

... a huge and very strong man...
... horses only shoulder height to him...
... with black hair and beard...
... dressed in naught but a tunic that stops at his knees...
... revealing his bare arms and legs of knotted muscle...
... mentions the hobbit could walk between his legs...
... and not touch the fringe of the tunic...

... introduced in the chapter "queer lodgings"...
... and is a 'skin changer'...
... transforming into an actual bear at will...

... the prototypical homoerotic daddy bear fantasy?...

blessings.

laeth

Though I've read The Lord of the Rings several times, I only read The Hobbit once back in college. Totally forgot about Beorn. Well done!

This blog is "right on" even though some "good folks" would verbally spank me over their psychological knee for thinking so for sure. I downloaded Lord of The Rings long time ago.

How do you know there's no circumcision in Middle Earth? If that were true by virtue of it not being mentioned (haven't read the novels in a while, but I think I would have remembered this), then by also not being mentioned there are also no LGBT peoples in Middle Earth as well and the entire project of homoeroticising the joint is a waste of time. What? One cock ring to rule them all? Aren't elves born without a foreskin where as trolls can't live without headcheese? Hobbits all on the DL?

This reply is awesome.

I suppose canonically, given Tolkien's Catholic background and the times in which he published the books, he intended for no homosexuality in Lord of the Rings, but in terms of subtext, it's all over the place.

First off, the books are deeply homosocial. In a large, continent-spanning epic, there are to my knowledge only three female characters of any weight in the entire narrative. Five if you count a couple Hobbit women and a daft water spirit.

Plus, when in doubt, just look at Frodo and Sam. I'm all for affectionate, demonstrative relationships between two straight guys -- in fact, I find it rather refreshing -- but when Tolkien delivers lines like "Sam stood over Frodo the way a wild animal stands over its fallen mate" right before Sam literally goes medieval on Shelob's giant arachnid ass... kinda gay to me. Not too much of a stretch.

And regarding foreskin, I'm just assuming based on the fact that it's prehistoric Europe and the writer was a British Catholic. Odds are good he saw no need to include it in his world.

Funny article,

An artist here in Amsterdam has stumbled on this fact quite a while ago. His name is josephtailor, so do a Google and check him out and you will definitely see the connection. :-)

Fantasy images are way super kewl even as its not the most important thing. Its a playful escape from the clinical "verbal spanking" approach that has no place for "Daddys Lapsiiting Syndrome."

Some of you guys would be lost for an identity if you were not gay, those guys see "Gay" in everything, even if there is nothing gay to see. Maybe your seeing Homoerotica because thats what you want to see in the stories, those looking for esoteric influences will see esoteric influences, pick a subject and you will see it in any written fiction in some way.

You could liken the stories to the struggle against Prop 8, peoples of diverse cultures and backgrounds uniting against a common enemy who wants to rule or destroy all they stand for and love.

Onen i Estel Edain, u chebin Estel anim

... personally don't see...
... any of it as "gay"...
... just as expert word pictures...

... however...
... the attraction of homosexuals...
... to the masculinity and character...
... portrayed...
... is understandable...

... so heterosexuals...
... may imagine such as friends and comrades...
... others' fantasy of them as lovers...
... doesn't necessitate reading...
... from a gay skew...

continued blessings.

laeth

I'm not suggesting it was the Tolkien's intent to depict any kind of homosexuality in Lord of the Rings. In fact, I'm beyond certain it wasn't.

I know Frodo and Sam aren't gay, and I understand their relationship is born out of a social construct (the master/servant relationship) that doesn't quite have an equivalent in American culture.

I'm just saying guys in fantasy are hot. That's really all.

And it never hurts to keep a little "estel" for yourself. :) A little goes a long way.

Someone who pointed out that there are no LGBT people in "middle earth" must empty the mind of the fantasy and realize it is a FUN movie so there is no middle earth and that at least one actor is actually quite gay. No difference between escaping into literary genius of grandeur at the library or a great movie.

I can easily "empty the mind of the fantasy", but it seems to me in doing so I am taking away what the Jackson movies and Tolkien books did best. Sure the gay subtext is there - isn't it everywhere a man on film you find attractive is presented? Are you looking for a homosexual subtext or just eroticizing desperately? I'll imagine what Ian McKellen's cock looks like, but the character Gandalf is the grey to white wizard that I only care how he fuck's to the point that it enriches the story, and to me sexualizing him or the other characters enriches not too much really...

Also, that there aren't more women in the books is, to me, how Tolkien failed.

I do think the fact that there aren't more active female characters is a weakness of the material by my personal tastes, but it's possible Tolkien was working off his whole "brotherhood of men" model, having served in World War I. If he was indeed basing it on that experience, there wouldn't have been a lot of women around, and if he was trying to emulate that environment, he certainly succeeded.

Still, wouldn't have killed him to throw in a few more women of import here or there.

Sex itself is 2 parts fantasy, 1 part hard work, and 1 part feromone/hormone interaction.

Oh...and friction....very important to have friction....

Blimey! many more parts and it would be an epic in its own right. ;)

If Merry and Pippin ain't bonin' each other in the movie, then I never did either. Then again, the bath scene in the book when they're just starting out from Hobbiton is kinda fun....or it was when I was a teenager. Now if I could only remember how long ago THAT was!

This is why the world of literature, poetry, art, architecture, culture, music and Hollywood drama flourish so well. It all stimulates imagination beyond examining molecules in a lab. Slap me Santa.

Absolutely adore tolkein's work, read the hobbit as an 8year old and was obsessed with the friendships of it.

Lord of the rings was the ultimate teen book, the lack of female chracters, though don't forget galadriel who was one of the most powerful people of middle earth, was something we as teens could really connect with. Probably because most of us came from homes with mothers.

I don't see the books as homoerotic, more intense friendships, as in sam and frodo and gimli and legolas but the movies certainly played on the homoerotic audience, its all about the d'argent.

And as much as an older gent is the dream, legolas stole the show however in the books, tom bombadil was the hottest thing in middle earth, a musician with power and is happy, can it get better.

But of all scifi fantasy, thee hottest character is spock, give me a vulcan anyday!

Just to clarify, zachary quinto spock, not nimoy.

Galadriel was totally one of the most powerful people in Middle-Earth, but that's one female character. Eowyn is simply made of awesome, and is my favorite character in the books, but Arwen is a non-entity in the text (thankfully beefed up in the movies), treated like an object, a prize to be won.

And then there's Goldberry who is hardly an active character, and Rosie, who gets no development at all. Considering all the well-drawn, dynamic male characters, I'm going to call this a lack of strong women. Just looking at the numbers.

The books totally fail the Bechdel Test.

The progressiveness of modern architecture shows the same conformity and departure from creativity and individuality that is present at a weight loss clinic. More fun to see the evil eye of correctness over middle earth gets it bottom slapped good.

What identity do people have after conforming to a "human resources" stamp of approval till lack of passion for life results in absence of creativity through literature, art , music and creative intimacy. Batman needs to slap Robin in tight shorts.

Can't wait for this HBO series! My biggest hope is that they don't skimp on any of the penis that they talked about in the book! It seemed like every other chapter they were talking about how some guy was naked or how his giant manhood was sticking out. Of course, after seeing Oz, Rome, and Sex in the City, I guess I don't need to worry about that issue. I'm sure there will be plenty fantasy cock to see!

Tolkien put together one of the greatest stories ever imagined. As a boy I fell in love with Gandolf and would have loved to be on the recieving end of his wizard's staff :-) I also took a shine to Bilbo who could easily have had me with a wink. For all the great characters in those books the lack of strong females I believe had nothing more to do with anything other than the times. When those books were written women were still very much subserviant and of little consequence especially in the Catholic realm. As far as there being homoeroticism in the stories, there has always been and always will be in all stories where men permiate the story. As men we admire one another gay or straight to the point of eroticism and thats just the way it is. It's not a bad thing it just simply is. Truthfully, you can't find what isn't there even though some say you are making shit up to feed your fantasy the reality remains that there is something between 2 men that is undeniably erotic straight or gay so just enjoy and lets not complicate it. :-)

Beo agus lig beo!