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There's Gonna Be a Gay Character in Beauty and the Beast

There's Gonna Be a Gay Character in 'Beauty and the Beast'

There's Gonna Be a Gay Character in 'Beauty and the Beast'

Is the magic kingdom about to get more LGBT-friendly?


In a recent interview with Attitude Magazine, Bill Condon, the director of Disney's highly-anticipated, upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast remake, revealed a little bit more depth about one of the side characters than had ever previously been on display. Condon states that Josh Gad's character LeFou, Gaston's comedic sidekick, has a more complicated obsession towards his friend than just intense admiration, alluding to an exclusively gay moment in the forthcoming film.

"LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston, and on another day wants to kiss Gaston," Condon told Attitude, describing the character's relationship. "It’s somebody who’s just realizing that he has these feelings. And Josh makes something really subtle and delicious out of it. And that’s what has its payoff at the end, which I don’t want to give away. But it is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie."

This marks Disney's first live-action LGBT-inclusive moment, following Disney XD's first same-sex kissing scene in a cartoon episode of Star vs. the Forces of Evil.

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Brendan Haley