The Beauty and The Beast will feature Disney’s first gay scene and it’s awesome! Josh Gad’s character, LeFou, will struggle with his sexuality becoming the first ever LGBTQ representation in a Disney movie.
The expected live action remake of “The Beauty and The Beast” just gave us more reasons to be crazy excited about. It was about time for Disney to become more diverse and include the LGBTQ community in the films, in order to reflect real life.
Here it comes a big first for Disney.
Finally, the time came for Disney to integrate the LGBTQ community in its movies. The Mouse House has been a bit slow when it comes to integrating different realities to its stories.
In an interview with Attitude magazine published on Wednesday, the film’s director, Bill Condon revealed that the movie will have its first ever gay role and movie scene in Disney’s history. Breaking new ground and giving the gay community more visibility onscreen.
Way to go, LeFou.
The director revealed that Gaston’s sidekick, LeFou, will play struggle with his feelings towards Gaston during the film, for whom he feels lust and admiration.His struggle will be a side-plot to the main story.
Condon said, “He’s confused about what he wants. It’s somebody who’s just realizing that he has these feelings. It is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie.”US actor Josh Gad will play LeFou’s role and according to the director he’s the best for it, he said, “Josh makes something really subtle and delicious out of it.”
Sending the right message.
Matt Cain, Attitude’s editor in chief, praised Disney’s decision to integrate a role character and considers it a stew towards LGBTQ representation.
He said, “By representing same-sex attraction in this short but explicitly gay scene, the studio is sending out a message that this is normal and natural — and this is a message that will be heard in every country of the world, even countries where it’s still socially unacceptable or even illegal to be gay.”
It’s important to create movies that reflect real life and integrate different communities into its stories, this way it may induce a change of attitude and bring social progress and integration.
— Beauty and the Beast (@beourguest) February 27, 2017
Source: VOA News