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Beauty and the Beast director reveals ‘exclusively gay moment’ in live-action remake

Joseph McCormick March 1, 2017
Le Fou

The upcoming live-action version of Beauty and the Beast is to include an “exclusively gay moment”.

The film will include a character exploring his sexual orientation which will end with a “gay moment” says the director.

Bill Condon caught up with Attitude Magazine to suggest that the character LeFou, Gaston’s manservant, has confusing feelings about the major character.

He says the character, played by Josh Gad, “is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston.

“He’s confused about what he wants. It’s somebody who’s just realising that he has these feelings.

“And Josh [Gad] makes something really subtle and delicious out of it.

“And that’s what has its pay-off at the end, which I don’t want to give away. But it is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie.”

The much anticipated film is expected to make some changes to the 1991 animated version, also from Disney, as Emma Watson is said to have made the character Belle more feminist.

LeFou sings the song ‘Gaston’ in a scene from the upcoming version, and some of the lines can definitely be read to suggest that he is crushing on the leading man.

He sings: “For there’s no man in town half as manly / Perfect, a pure paragon.”

And fans won’t have to wait long until the film is released on 17 March.

Check out the pub scene below:

The interview is published in the April issue of Attitude, out now.

More: Beauty and the Beast, emma watson, gaston, ian mckellen, lefou

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