Disney Will Have Its First 'Exclusively Gay Moment' In Beauty And The Beast

A welcome sign of the times

In Disney land, straight storylines have taken centre stage, usually featuring a princess gagging for her handsome prince.

But now the film company is having its first ever 'exclusively gay moment' in the upcoming live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast.

In an interview with Attitude magazine, director Bill Condon has revealed that Gaston's manservant LeFou, played by Josh Gad, will experience the 'gay moment'.

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"LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston," Condon explained.

"He's confused about what he wants. It's somebody who's just realising that he has these feelings," he added. "And Josh 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."

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Attitude magazine's editor-in-chief Matt Cain added: "It may have been a long time coming but this is a watershed moment for Disney.

"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 only a first step towards creating a cinematic world that reflects the world in which many of us are now proud to live."

From: Digital Spy