Beauty and the Beast threatened with Russian 'gay propaganda' ban


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A Russian lawmaker, Vitaly Milonov, wrote to Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky, asking him to gauge the film's content.

It's going to be a gay old time when the live action adaptation of Disney's 1991 animated film "Beauty and the Beast" hits theaters on Thursday and speculation about its controversial character LeFou can finally be put to rest. "It is only one short scene but it is inappropriate because many children will be watching this movie", Abdul Hamid told the Associated Press.

Malaysia's censors have strict restrictions when it comes to depictions of sexual and religious contend in films. He hero worships the boorish Gaston (Luke Evans) and makes a comment about not finding the right girl, but "Brokeback Mountain" it's not. He is a sort of sidekick/henchman to the film's villain Gaston.

Malaysia's censorship board approved the release of Disney's new big picture on the condition that the 'gay moment' was removed.

Mocking the controversy, McGregor, who plays Lumiere in the film, said: "There's a lot of gay sex in this cartoon - and if you live anywhere near Alabama, you should not go and see this film. Hope they screen the film soon", he said.

Emma says that she "pushed as hard" as she could to ensure that her version of Belle fitted in with her own feminist ideals.

"Le Fou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston".

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She said: "I've never ridden a horse before (making this film) and so I was like, okay".

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'We have approved it but there is a minor cut involving a gay moment.

"I'll let [it] speak for itself", Gad said.

'It's an incredible moment and it's subtle, but I think it's effective'.

With all due respect to Menken, LeFou's sexuality does seem to be overt in this film and his complex feelings for Gaston are also mentioned in dialogue later in the movie.

Critics of the decision to censor the film worldwide have questioned why people are so offended by the concept of two men liking each other, but are relaxed about bestiality-traditionally, Belle, the beauty, falls in love with the Beast.

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