Why Beauty and the Beast isn't the first Disney movie for LGBT audiences

It’s unprecedented for a major studio blockbuster, much less a family film, to pursue the LGBT audience. Gay viewers seeking mainstream self-identification in the cinema have usually had to settle for winking nuances and allusions, or at worst, the more oblivious homoeroticism of sundry Michael Bay-style brawnfests. No more, apparently: in an age when a film as overtly queer as Moonlight can win the establishment honour of a best picture Oscar, a corporation as large as Disney can also finally acknowledge the love that once dared not speak its name.

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/mar/03/beauty-and-the-beast-gay-disney-movie

Published at March 04, 2017

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