I am Not Your Cash Cow

Art on featured photo by Amanda Allen Niday

Yesterday, news broke that Le Fou in the live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast will be Disney’s first ever openly gay character. Some people found this groundbreaking, or at least, that’s how Disney is trying to market it.

There will be a “short, but explicitly gay scene” in the film, and  Attitude editor-in-chief Matt Cain describes it as a “watershed moment for Disney”

Attitude‘s cover featuring the film’s main stars, Emma Watson and Dan Stevens, claims it’s Disney’s “gayest film ever.”

Some people were thrilled by this, but I remain a skeptic because…well, it’s Disney. And even if Disney believes it’s thinking outside the box, said box still lives in a pretty, little Disney bubble of its own.

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