When it comes to theaters March 17th, Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast will include a historic gay moment for the studio.
Speaking to Attitude, director Bill Condon there will be what he’s calling an “exclusively gay moment” for LeFou’s character.
Attitude goes so far to say the film, which “might seem like the ultimate celebration of heterosexual love” is “actually harboring a treasure trove of gay secrets.”
LeFou, played by American actor Josh Gay, is effectively the sidekick of the film’s primary villain Gaston (Luke Evans), and a small but important subplot revolves around his sexuality.
“LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston,” Condon reveals.
He’s confused about what he wants. It’s somebody who’s just realizing that he has these feelings. And Josh makes something really subtle and delicious out of it. And that’s what has its payoff at the end, which I don’t want to give away. But it is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie.
Listen to Gad belt out a song about Gaston in the following clip: