There’s been so much controversy going on about Beauty and the Beast – mostly because of the openly gay character, LeFou. According to a recent interview, the films’ director Bill Condon states, “LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston,” he said. “He’s confused about what he wants. It’s somebody who’s just realizing that he has these feelings.”
And I’m sure you all saw it. The internet went in a full uproar, both positively and negatively. It blew up like an atomic bomb. It escalated quickly.
Okay you get it….but thankfully, a fellow blogger had the opportunity to see the movie before its release date, March 17th 2017, and shared a few necessary spoilers to help other Beauty and the Beast fans better understand what’s going on with our favorite comic relief character.
Beauty Through Imperfection wrote it out perfectly:
“1. You see him making eyes at Gaston and the “Gaston” song in the pub is an ode to some one La’Fou clearly feels strongly for…however, I think this was the case in the original Beauty and the Beast as well but is made more obvious by human characters.
2. There is a moment in a fight scene where the wadrobe “attacks” two village men with ribbons and clothing and dresses them up (this is HILARIOUS because of other scenes in the movie… this is how her character fights and it’s brilliant). Two of the men run away screaming in terror and one twirls back and looks at the camera seeming not to be mad at his new out fit, and the wardrobe tells all three to run and “be free”.
3. In a ballroom scene at the end, La’fou is seen dancing with a woman and then as she twirls away the guy from the dress scene (no longer in a dress) becomes his next dance partner. The camera immediately pans away.”
Be sure to read her entire review on the movie! It makes me want to watch the movie even more…and subscribe to her blog!
Looking forward to the music video? It’s out now! Watch the official Beauty and the Beast music video, featuring Ariana Grande and John Legend.