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Disney to feature their first openly gay character in a movie

March 3rd, 2017 by Marc Comments

The upcoming live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast will feature the first ever openly gay character in a Disney.

In a recent interview, director Bill Condon confirmed that Josh Gad’s characer, LeFou (the sidekick to villainous Gaston), will have what he calls an “exclusively gay moment” in the film.

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,” Condon said. “It’s somebody who’s just realising that he has these feelings. 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.

Beauty and the Beast opens in cinemas on March 17.

Source: Attitude

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….