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Thu Mar 2, 2017, 02:31 PM

'Beauty and the Beast' Features Disney's First Gay Character

The highly anticipated live-action remake of "Beauty and the Beast" will feature a gay character for the first time in Disney's history, according to the film's director.

Director Bill Condon said in an interview with Attitude, a British gay magazine, that LeFou, the goofy sidekick of the film's main villain, Gaston, will find his own subplot by exploring his sexuality.

"LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston," Condon told Attitude. "He's confused about what he wants. It's somebody who's just realising that he has these feelings." Condon promised the film will have a "nice, exclusively gay moment" at the end.

Many in the LGBTQ have been advocating to see themselves represented in Disney films. Last year, for example, the hashtag #GiveElsaAGirlfriend gained momentum on social media. Those using it were advocating for giving the lead character in Disney's blockbuster hit "Frozen" a female love interest in the sequel.

Read more: http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/beauty-beast-features-disney-s-first-gay-character-n727876

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TexasTowelie Mar 2017 OP
LonePirate Mar 2017 #1
gay texan Mar 2017 #2
Odoreida Mar 2017 #3
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mdbl Mar 2017 #5
Odoreida Mar 2017 #6
LostOne4Ever Mar 2017 #7

Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 02:38 PM

1. Josh Gad portrays Le Fou. Luke Evans (an out actor) portrays Gaston.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Thu Mar 2, 2017, 02:43 PM

2. for some really funny reading

Go to Franklin Grahams Facebook post on this movie

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Fri Mar 3, 2017, 02:02 PM

3. Needs to be gayer.

 

I want Beauty to look like Dolph Lundgren.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sat Mar 4, 2017, 09:03 PM

4. Follow up from Variety: Russia May Ban Disneys Beauty and the Beast Over Gay Character

 

Russia May Ban Disney’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Over Gay Character
http://variety.com/2017/film/global/russia-ban-beauty-and-the-beast-josh-gad-gay-lefou-1202002198/

The Russian government is coming under pressure to ban Disney’s live-action movie “Beauty and the Beast” for allegedly contravening a 2013 law that prohibits “gay propaganda” aimed at children. ...

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Response to Odoreida (Reply #4)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 07:49 AM

5. who gives a shit what Russia thinks?

oh, i forgot, all the repuglicans do.

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Response to mdbl (Reply #5)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 09:30 AM

6. Exactly.

 

When a little less than half of your fellow citizens want to be more like Russia, it's VERY important.

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Response to TexasTowelie (Original post)

Sun Mar 5, 2017, 10:38 PM

7. I wasn't going to watch this movie originally

[font size=3 style=georgia]I have an issue with Hollywood thinking all animated classics need "Live action" version, but if this is true then I am definitely going to make an exception and make sure I see this one just to give all the homophobes a big middle finger [/font]

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