YouTube reviewer and scooper Grace Randolph recently released her review for Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power and she took Morfydd Clark’s Galadriel to task and claimed that Elrond and a number of the male Elves are gay.
Randolph uploaded her review for The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power and noted the review only looks at the first two episodes of the series.
In a section of the video that she labels “Worst Character” she specifically takes issue with Morfydd Clark’s Galadriel.
Randolph states, “As for characters that I didn’t like. Well, there’s only one character actually and that’s — while during the movies I was like no question I would be an elf. Team Elf. Here, the Elves are super boring. Like wow. So boring.”
She continued, “I think that the lack of action is one of the things that hurts the Elves because the Elves would thrive during the action sequences in the movies. They were like, ‘Oh look at that sweet Elf action.’”
Randolph then turned her attention to Morfydd Clark and Galadriel saying, “Morfydd Clark was so happy to get the big role of Galadriel. In fact she said she fainted when she found out. So I feel bad that I have to report that she’s the worst casting choice of the show and drags the entire thing down.”
“She makes Galadriel both an Elven Mary Sue and an Elven Karen who would like to speak to the manager. I can’t believe it! I can’t believe she’s both of those horrible things!”
Next, Randolph claims that Elrond is gay explaining, “Robert Aramayo plays not just an ambitious Elf climbing the political hierarchy, but [Galadriel’s] clearly gay BFF, which makes for a very relatable dynamic, I felt.”
“And their friendship is like the one thing that softens Galadriel because if you’re like if this nice, smart guy can stand her then there must be something the rest of us aren’t seeing,” she elaborated.
While Randolph claims Elrond is Galadriel’s gay BFF she then laments, “Tragically, there are no LGBT characters in all of The Lord of the Rings because J.R.R. Tolkien was a devout Roman Catholic.”