The new Beauty and the Beast film includes Disney’s first exclusively gay scene. In the movie, starring Emma Watson, manservant LeFou explores his sexuality after developing feelings for Gaston – played by openly gay actor Luke Evans.
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. It is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie.”
Mr. Condon said the character, played by Josh Gad, is part of a watershed moment for Disney. He said: “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.”
via Daily Mail