New Jack City: What’s This, A Gay ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Character?

Sometimes the media really gets to me…

Case in point: The current groundswell and utterly ridiculous targeting of the stunning new life-action motion picture adaptation of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST starring Emma Watson that opens March 17.

For the record, I’ve seen the movie and find it to be absolutely terrific!

From the set design and story line to the showstopping production numbers, it’s ALL there in this fabulous (estimated) $160 million re-imagining of Disney’s 1991 animated classic by director Bill Condon.

Then I looked at Monday’s edition of USA TODAY where critic Brian Truitt agreed with my views in his glowing review headlined, “Rousing ‘Beast’ Is A Real Beauty.”

So far. So good.

However on page three of the entertainment sections less flattering headline:

“Gay ‘Beauty Character Sparks Backlash.”

So WHO is complaining?

Seems some Drive-In theater operator in Henagar, Alabama is claiming that Disney is “premiering its first homosexual character in the film.” And that the drive-in won’t be playing the movie.

(In all fairness sidekick Le Fou–played by Josh Gad-—lets his feelings show near the end of the film.)

It gets worse…

The Russian government is apparently considering banning the PG-rated film.

Based on a law in the former Soviet Union that prohibits gay probaganda.

Of course they haven’t seen the film yet.

Give me a break!

It’s my sincere hope that the rest of the copycat media  doesn’t jump on this ridiculous bandwagon.

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST deserves better as American moviegoers will discover for themselves on March 17th.

THEN we can talk about possible Oscar nominations.

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11 Responses to New Jack City: What’s This, A Gay ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Character?

  1. Chet G. says:

    When you say he “lets his feelings show near the end of the film” what do you even mean? Does he declare his sexual orientation? Does he say that he is in love with Gaston? What is actually said matters to many, myself included. If you can’t say yet, I understand but there are plenty of parents that will not go see the film until they know exactly what happens in this “first Disney gay scene ever”.

    As far as I’m concerned why does Le Fou have to talk about his sexual orientation in the movie anyway? It’s not part of the story. Seems like another attempt by Hollywood to normalize the LGBTQ agenda and foster gender dysphoria.

    • Standing on third says:

      Chet needs to know the details so he can comb through his God books in order to find a passage he can use to justify his bigotry.

      For Jesus loved them all… cept for that one who was different!

      • Chet G. says:

        Yes, Jesus loves everyone – he gave His life as a sacrifice for everyone’s sins – mine and yours included. But, as He said, He did not come to abolish the law but to fulfill it. In the same way that He called the adulterous women to go and sin no more, he calls us to sin no more. His love for us is not a license to go on sinning. As Paul said, “What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer?”

        I don’t dispute that same sex orientation is a difficult cross to bear but it’s no more difficult than the sacrifice Jesus made for me and you. I love my brothers and sisters that have to walk with that burden; however, each of us have our burdens, our brokenness and our need for a savior. What the world does not need is a false narrative that attempts to redefine sin as normative in the sense that it is acceptable before God.

      • Merle says:

        Standing in third, what book do you comb through to justify your bigotry? I never liked beauty and the beast so I won’t see it because of that, not because of my religion. But I’m interested in knowing what makes your bigotry OK, but not Chet’s.

  2. Paul says:

    I predict the number of births at Henagar’s Redneck Memorial Hospital will be down considerably next winter.

  3. Cal Bender says:

    Umm, did we miss the premise of the movie itself? Uh, Beauty and the BEAST, you know, girl/beast love? If you make it to the end of the movie when a guy declares his love for another guy and then get your moral whitey tidies in a bunch, then you’ve been spending too much time suckin’ on the exhaust at the drive-in.
    It’s a fairy tale. Is an allegory. Its about transcendent love. It’s a movie. It is not some moral how-to Sunday School lesson.

    • Chet G. says:

      It’s not marketed as an allegory of transcendent love – it’s marketed as a children’s movie for elementary-aged kids (6 years and up). There is an age-appropriate time to talk about gender identity and sexual orientation issues – 6-9 year olds is not the time to do so. They don’t even have the developmental ability to make sense of the issue at that age so why throw it in their face.

      And, for the record, it’s NOT girl/beast love. Good grief. The “beast” is a man who has been cursed – he may look beastly under the spell but he is still a man. Suggesting it’s some kind of bestiality pic is ludicrous.

  4. Orphan of the Road says:

    I am shocked, shocked I say, to find Disney would manipulate a minority for solely commercial practices.

    Zippity-F’N-Doo-Dah

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