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‘Beauty and the Beast’ Has Disney’s First Openly Gay Character

The upcoming remake of the 1991 favorite Beauty and the Beast will feature an openly gay character, making that a first for the Disney franchise.

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Director Bill Condon has shared that Gaston’s sidekick LeFou is gay, and that he has a bit of a crush on Gaston. LeFou will be Josh Gad who previously voiced Olaf in Frozen. Bill said that:

“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 Josh makes something really subtle and delicious out of it. 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.”

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