Josh Gad Responds To 'Beauty and the Beast''s Lefou Controversy

Josh Gad Responds To 'Beauty and the Beast''s Lefou Controversy

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST is in theatres March 17 in 3D, RealD 3D and IMAX 3D.

This news comes after a petition by ultraconservative lawmaker Vitaly Milonov.

"As soon as we get a copy of the film with relevant paperwork for distribution", Medinsky told the BBC, "we will consider it according to the law". "The minimum age is 16+". "In this case, society can not be silent about what film distributors are offering under the guise of a children's tale", namely, "the obvious, blatant, shameless propaganda of sin, of perverted sexual relations", he wrote in a letter to the ministry.

A 2013 Russian law bans promotion of homosexuality among minors.

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It also describes homosexuality as "non-traditional sexual relations".

Beauty and the Beast reviews come out.

Last week, Variety touted the news, including an excerpt from the film's director, Bill Condon.

It involves LeFou, played by United States actor Josh Gad, who is a sidekick of the film's main antagonist Gaston. "And Josh makes something really subtle and delicious out of it". He then mentioned a payoff in the end that he didn't want to give away, "But it is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie".

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Giving minors information about homosexuality has been illegal in Russian Federation since 2013, : a law authored by Milonov, and homosexuality was only dropped from a list of psychiatric disorders in 1999.

The Disney Company is also taking heat for airing its first on-screen same-sex kissing scene last week in the animated children's program Star vs. the Forces of Evil.

"Although a theater in Alabama has refused to screen the movie after the Lefou revelation, and Russian Federation gave the film its most restrictive rating after speculation that it would outright ban it, Gad still urged that "this film is one of inclusiveness", and 'has something to offer everyone".

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