Wednesday, March 8, 2017 – Confusion Fusion – Beauty and the Beast
I see in Variety that an Alabama theatre will not show Walt Disney’s Beauty and the Beast because it has a gay character. Yet the theatre does not seem to have issues with the story plot:
Belle is a young woman who is taken prisoner by a Beast in his castle in exchange for the freedom of her father Maurice. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle’s enchanted staff and she learns to look beyond the Beast’s exterior to recognize the true heart and soul of the human Prince within. Meanwhile, a hunter named Gaston is on the loose to take Belle for himself and later intends to hunt down the Beast at any cost.
Hmm. In addition the theatre does not seem to have an issue that the Belle falls in love with a beast – aka an animal in clothes.
I am so confused.