Alabama Theater Yanks Beauty and the Beast Movie Over Gay Character
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Mar 06, 2017,
Mar 06, 2017, 7:07
The new Beauty and the Beast live remake will have an "exclusively gay moment" for the first time in a Disney film. The Henagar Drive-In Theater said on Facebook they were taking a stand against "companies continually force [ing] their views on us".
Meanwhile, "Beauty and the Beast" director Bill Condon also revealed that Gaston's buddy LeFou, played by Josh Gad, will be shown questioning his feelings for his friend, played by Luke Evans. "We are first and foremost Christians". We will not compromise on what the Bible teaches.
It looks like Disney and Condon's move might have been welcome for many, but for a drive-in theatre in Alabama this twist to the human-beast love story meant that the film will not be screening in the theatre. WHNT19 said it's not clear if it was removed by the theater or taken down by Facebook, and Henegar Drive-in had not responded to a request for comment.
Carol Laney, owner of Henagar Drive-In in DeKalb County, provided a statement Saturday to AL.com on the theater's decision not to show Disney's upcoming movie "Beauty and the Beast". I don't think you'll be out of business, I'm positive there are millions of people that share your values and will stand beside you to keep decency alive. He's confused about what he wants.
"There's ... a lovely moment at the end of the film that I think I'll let speak for itself", he added.
Another wrote "I support your decision 100%".
In the 1991 animated Beauty and the Beast, LeFou gets hit in the head with a horn, a pig, snow and Gaston's fist, and loses plenty of teeth as a result.
The announcement by director Bill Condon earlier this week has led to a cinema in southern USA state Alabama cancelling its planned screenings of the film.
It's gone so viral, in fact, that Russian Federation is considering issuing a nationwide ban on the movie to keep out gay propaganda.
"Josh makes something really subtle and delicious out of it".
"And there's a moment at the end of the film that I don't want to ruin because I want the surprise to be intact but I'm very proud of it".
The history-making Disney character prompted Henagar Drive-In Theatre to announce their boycott on the movie on their Facebook this morning.