Fans Think ‘Lord of the Rings’ Prequel Is ‘Too Woke,’ but It Shows How Fantasy Fandom Gives Way to Bigotry

The controversy around the ‘Lord of the Rings’ prequel highlights the ways in which fantasy fiction is gatekept in the name of preserving the sanctity of lore.

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Saumya Kalia
Sep 5, 2022
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AuthorSaumya Kalia

Saumya Kalia is an Associate Editor at The Swaddle. Her journalism and writing explore issues of social justice, digital sub-cultures, media ecosystem, literature, and memory as they cut across socio-cultural periods. You can reach her at @Saumya_Kalia.