The long-awaited, much-anticipated, live-action Beauty and the Beast movie is set to hit theaters this month. And of course, Disney decided to make one of the characters obviously gay. Because it’s 2017, and that’s the thing to do.
Though the militant LGBT crowd wishes we would all sit in the corner and cry after news like this, we won’t. I really couldn’t care less if characters in regular movies are gay, have gay relationships, go on gay adventures, and live gay lives. I just don’t care. But I do care about children’s movies having any kind of gay agenda. Call me crazy, traditional, or closed-minded. I’ll also not care about that.
The issue with Beauty and the Beast is this gay exploration is an entirely new addition to an already loved story. It wasn’t original to the 1991 animated classic at all. It has since been added in order to fit the times, instead of letting the original story speak for itself.
One of the main characters is Gaston, a strapping, handsome, self-centered idiot who is trying to win the heart of Belle (the beauty). Gaston has a sidekick named LeFou. The poor guy is fat, short, unattractive, and wants to be like Gaston. That’s the original intent. But now, because gay is the new black, LeFou will not only admire Gaston, but also want him, too.
The Telegraph reports:
It built its reputation on princesses finding their prince, living happily ever after in storylines which set the benchmark for romance for generations of children.
Now, Disney is to move firmly into a new era as it introduces its first “exclusively gay moment”, disclosing the new version of Beauty and the Beast will star a manservant exploring his sexuality.
The team have now revealed one character, LeFou, will experience Disney’s first ever “gay moment” on screen, as he struggles with his feelings for ultra-macho leading man Gaston.
In an interview with Attitude magazine, director Bill Condon said: “LeFou 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 realizing that he has these feelings.
“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.”
Oh, good. Let’s push the “nice, exclusively gay moment.” There’s nothing like adults forcing their own agendas onto kids, standing back, and being proud of all the supposed “progress.”
Maybe next we could have an animated movie with a lovable character who struggles with feeling they were born in the wrong body. They could go on a path of colorful self-discovery ending in sex reassignment surgery. Along the way, their little woodland creature friends could sing catchy songs about it! I joke, but that’s probably closer than you think.
I am quite sure this new version of Beauty and the Beast will be a massive hit for Disney. It seems to have all the features needed for a successful movie. It’s just unfortunate that Disney had to push the envelope too far and include something which, I believe, should not be in children’s entertainment in the first place.
Not everything needs to be modernized. If you’ve noticed, modernization isn’t always a positive thing. Besides that, there are plenty of opportunities to introduce similar types of character exploration in entertainment which is not geared towards children, and which does not already have an original storyline.
Why not keep hands off?