Disney ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Remake Director Reveals New Film Features ‘Gay Moment’

The director of Disney’s upcoming “Beauty and the Beast” live-action remake has revealed that one of the film’s characters is portrayed as homosexual and will therefore include a “gay moment.”

Director Bill Condon, who is also an open homosexual, told the outlet “Attitude” that the character LeFou, who serves as the sidekick to Gaston, will have a subplot surrounding his attraction to Gaston. Luke Evans, an open homosexual, was cast as Gaston, and Josh Gad plays LeFou.

“LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston,” Condon told the publication.

“He’s confused about what he wants. It’s somebody who’s just realizing that he has these feelings,” he continued. “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.”

On Tuesday, Gad Tweeted that he was “beyond proud” to be cast in the role after a fan asked him to confirm news of the homosexual subplot in the film.

Condon also told Attitude that homosexuals have had a history with “The Beauty and the Beast” as the man who wrote the lyrics for the animated version of the film, released in 1991, had been fighting AIDS while working on the project. Howard Ashman died before the movie was released in theaters.

“It was his idea, not only to make it into a musical but also to make Beast one of the two central characters,” Condon outlined. “Until then, it had mostly been Belle’s story that they had been telling.”

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“Specifically for him, it was a metaphor for AIDS,” he said. “He was cursed, and this curse had brought sorrow on all those people who loved him, and maybe there was a chance for a miracle—and a way for the curse to be lifted. It was a very concrete thing that he was doing.”

Producer Don Hahn made similar comments to “Dan the Geek” in 2010.

“Howard was struggling with AIDS at the same time. The ‘Kill The Beast’ song was almost a metaphor for that,” he explained. “[I]f you study the man, and his struggles, and then look at his lyrics, you understand what he was going through.”

While the upcoming dramatic remake of the magic-filled story, scheduled to hit theaters on March 17, is set to feature “subtle” themes of homosexuality and feminism, it is not the first time that homosexuality has been included in a Disney production. The group One Million Moms recently decried an episode of Disney’s “Star vs. the Forces of Evil,” which included a depiction of same-sex partners kissing during a concert.

“This is the last place parents would expect their children to be confronted with content regarding sexual orientation,” one Million Moms writes on their website. “Issues of this nature are being introduced too early and too soon, and it is becoming extremely common and unnecessary.”

“Disney has decided to be politically correct versus providing family-friendly entertainment. Disney should stick to entertaining instead of pushing an agenda,” it states.

The group is calling on parents to sign a pledge not to support Disney until it stops pushing the homosexual agenda. There were over 12,000 signees as of press time.

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  • InTheChurch

    Nothing new here, Disneyland has been doing this stuff for years and the parents keep taking theirs kids to see these movies.

    • Clark Kent

      Since when and in what movies?

      • Tangent002

        I think ITC is referring to ‘Gay Days’ at Disneyland. It’s an unofficial event the first weekend of October every year where LGBT folks congregate at Disneyland.

  • Patriot

    Brainwash those little moppets, so when their third-grade teacher fondles them in the coat closet, they’ll think it’s perfectly normal.

    • Croquet_Player

      So, according to you, two same-sex people kissing in a cartoon encourages the normalcy of teachers sexually abusing their students? Well, what about two opposite-sex people kissing? Does that normalize the sexual abuse of students by their teachers too? Because the vast majority of sexual abuse of minors is by adult men, preying on underage girls, simply because straight men are the vast majority. Do adult women do it too? Yes they certainly do. And that behavior is just as criminal and thoroughly unacceptable. As far as we know, women do it much less than men. But victims seem to report this less, so we’re still working on the statistics. Genuine pedophiles are fortunately pretty rare. But there is no indication that straight or gay people abuse at higher rates, proportionally. And real “pedophiles”, as horrifying as it is, target children who have not reached puberty. And often the gender of the child is not as important to them as the fact that they are extremely young. So saying they’re “gay” or “straight” is meaningless. Sexual abuse of children, regardless of whether they are pre- or post-puberty is a horrific and disgusting crime. Let’s confront the problem head-on, and address ALL of it.

  • james blue

    So the bestiality wasn’t a problem, but the gay goes too far?

    • Clark Kent

      Nope; both are problems. There; I solved it for you.

      • james blue

        I don’t recall the article condemning Beauty and the beast before “the gay”

  • Theo

    For years they screamed that what they did in private was nobody’s business, but now they want to force us to watch them. The whole movement is silly and irrational.

    • Tangent002

      You are under no coercion to buy a ticket to a movie.

    • Balerion

      If you don’t like it, then don’t go and see it!

      • getstryker

        Gee, good advice – I’m sure that there are many, many folks out there that will take it to!

  • This wouldn’t ever occur had the 18th-century founding fathers (like their 17th-century Christian Colonial forbears) established government and society upon Yahweh’s immutable/unchanging moral law, including Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13.

    Had they done so, there would be no homosexual agenda in America because no sodomite or lesbian would dare risk exposing themselves to petition government for their “rights” (or produce movies promoting their abominable lifestyle).

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    • Trilemma

      If the 18th-century founding fathers had established government and society upon Yahweh’s
      immutable/unchanging moral law, then slavery would still be legal and women would have to marry their rapist.

      • Trilemma, thank you for demonstrating the inspiration and veracity of the Bible, especially 1 Corinthians 2:12-14.

  • Trilemma

    We certainly wouldn’t want children to see this in a movie because they would never see anything like this in real life.