Russian Government Might Ban Beauty And The Beast Movie. Over Gay Character.

The Russian government might ban Disney's live-action movie " Beauty and the Beast" if its violate a 2013 law that prohibits "gay propaganda" to kids.

Vitaly Milonov, a lawmaker with the governing United Russia party, has urged Russia's culture minister ,Vladimir Medinsky, to review "Beauty and the Beast" before its released in country to see if Disney's adaptation Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont's fairy tale, complies with the country's laws. If Medinsky finds "elements of propaganda of homosexuality," Milonov said he should "take measures to totally ban" it.

"As soon as we get a copy of the film with relevant paperwork for distribution, we will consider it according to the law," Medinsky responded.

Director Bill Condon revealed this week that LeFou (Josh Gad), will be Disney's first openly gay character, and that he will have a crush on the villain Gaston (Luke Evans).
"LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston," Condon said. "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."

Russian Government Might Ban Beauty And The Beast Movie.

A movie theater in Alabama USA, announced would not screen "Beauty and the Beast"because of the inclusion of a gay character. "If I can't sit through a movie with God or Jesus sitting by me, then we have no business showing it," a statement on the theater's Facebook page read.

Beauty and the Beast is based on the French fairy tale of the same name by Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont.

Beauty and the Beast stars Emma Watson as Belle, Dan Stevens as the Beast, Luke Evans as Gaston, Kevin Kline as Mauricer, Josh Gad as Lefou, Ewan McGregor as Lumiere, Stanley Tucci as Maestro Cadenza, Gugu Mbatha-Raw as Plumette, Audra McDonald as Madame Garderobe, Ian McKellen as Cogsworth, and Emma Thompson as Mrs. Potts.
Beauty and the Beast will hit theatre on March 17 in North America, and, supposedly, March 16 in Russia.

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