Beauty and the Beast: "Exclusively Gay"

The upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast will feature Disney's first openly gay character.

Josh Gad's character LeFou, bad guy Gaston's right hand man is set to have an "exclusively gay moment" in the film.

Director Bill Condon says LeFou will explore his sexuality in a small but significant subplot. 

“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 realising that he has these feelings."

Gad says he proud to play this character and is excited to give him this moment.

"What was most important to me was taking a character that is wonderful and so iconic, but is defined by cartoon conceits in the (original) movie... and expanding on that, giving him dimension, making him human." 

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