Don't get me wrong, I think it's dumb we had to include SSA in this
film, but this story is about a girl falling in love with a buffalo.
Where's all of that controversy?
It is 2017 and people are calling homosexuality "objectionable" and
getting away with it? And who are the are the people you are using the first
person plural about in "scenes that challenge our perceptions"? Speak
Just got back from the movie theater. It WAS good and it is worth seeing.
However, too many male characters seemed confused by their sexuality: La Fue,
Gaston and there's a townsman during the castle raid who isn't as
bothered by the wardrobe's "makeover" while his two male friends
are. The extra scenes, such as Belle and the Beast further exploring their
relationship and the additional songs are why you shouldn't cancel your
next Disneyland trip.
I guess I'm having a hard time getting upset with LeFou being explicitly
gay when I always thought he was pretty clearly attracted to Gaston in the
cartoon version. Even as a kid I thought LeFou was incredibly obsessed with
Gaston and his manliness. I guess it seems like I feel like people
are freaking out about something that happened in 1991.
Iam4Virtue - The review did not fail to mention the controversy to which
you're referring: "Josh Gad plays LeFou, Gaston’s loyal associate
whose animated tomfoolery has been augmented with just enough played-for-laughs
romantic affection to generate some pre-release controversy."It
appears the reviewer was either unconcerned with this "cockroach" or
else the whole controversy has been blown out of proportion to increase traffic
and ad revenue on news sites and to generate more buzz about the film.Perhaps scenes that challenge our perceptions will present opportunities for
dialogue with our children about materials that we deem inappropriate. This new
retelling of Beauty and the Beast may be one of the most innocuous settings to
introduce and help young people to understand homosexual behavior and why it is
objectionable, but how it doesn't make LeFou a bad person. We can still
love LeFou for his good qualities, in spite of his same-gender attraction. Just
as we've been taught to do.
Saw it last night.Great Show!True to the Classic.Not to be disappointed!
Some Latter-day Saints may remember a MormonAd from 2002...a sundae with a
cockroach in it, "It's great...except for the bad parts." This
review and the parental guidelines failed to mention the cockroach strategically
placed in this film. This has been in the news for 2 weeks!! Why are you
failing to mention it here??? Yes, the hype was overblown...but the cockroach
is there. Thank goodness, the family-friendly movieguide dot org gives the
details that you do not. From Movie Guide: "Though brief, the subplot is so
in-your-face and political that it detracts from the main fantasy. It also
doesn’t fit in with the fairy tale’s strong heterosexual, moral and
even biblical perspective. In fact, the sidekick’s homosexual attraction
toward his friend, the villain, seems based on lust rather than love." Is
the Deseret News now more loyal to Disney than to your Christian readers?
Love this new version!
In "Points for parents", they forget to mention the rose petal falling
what appears to be a great distance for a tiny rose petal.