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New Release: The Story of the Hundred Promises – Neil Cochrane

The Story of the Hundred Promises - Neil Cochrane

QSFer Neil Cochrane has a new queer fairy tale retelling of Beauty and the Beast out (ace, non-binary, poly, trans FTM): The Story of the Hundred Promises. A loose retelling of “Beauty and the Beast” that centers queer and trans characters Trans sailor Darragh Thorn has made a comfortable life for himself among people who love and accept him. Ten years after his exile from home, though, his sister asks him to reconcile with their ailing father. Determined to resolve his feelings rather than just survive them, Darragh sets off on a quest to find the one person who can … Read more

ENTERTAINMENT: A Real “Beauty and the Beast” Gay Moment

Beauty and the Gay Beast

Beauty and the Beast is everywhere right now, and so is its ‘gay moment’. As small as it may be, it has ignited outrage across the globe and saw Beauty and the Beast suspended, and then allowed, in Malaysia. Russia considered banning it under its anti-gay laws, but in the end made the Disney blockbuster adults-only. But now Matthew Olshefski, better known as the Shirtless Violinist, has delivered the Beauty and the Beast gay moment we wished we could’ve seen. And it features his boyfriend (and director) Paul in his first on-camera appearance. In drag. He volunteered for the role, … Read more

Gay Moment Promised in New Beauty and the Beast Film

Beauty and the Beast - Josh Gad

Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast, due on March 17, will feature a watershed moment for the studio: an “exclusively gay moment” for the character of LeFou, according to director Bill Condon. Attitude reports: While the reimagined romantic classic, featuring Emma Watson and former Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens, might seem like the ultimate celebration of heterosexual love, it’s actually harbouring a treasure trove of gay secrets – and is set to make history with Disney’s first ever “exclusively gay moment” on film. …Played by US actor Josh Gad, the character of LeFou serves as the sidekick to the film’s primary antagonist Gaston (Luke … Read more

Gay Talent Behind New Beauty and the Beast

Beauty and the Beast movie

It’s a timeless love story about two straight people. Well, a woman and a large, aggressive animal, who we’re nevertheless sure is heterosexual. And yet, there’s something universal about Gabrielle-Suzanne Barbot de Villeneuve’s classic French fairytale. The themes – looking past appearances, the transformative power of love – are irresistibly sweeping. And this year, the 1740 text is once again adapted for the big screen by Disney. Except of course, this time, Beauty and the Beast will be a live-action movie, starring Emma Watson as Belle and Dan Stevens as the Beast. Emma takes on the iconic role of the … Read more

Beauty and the Beast Trailer

Beauty and the Beast trailer

The new Beauty and the Beast trailer has been released. Predictably, it’s all kinds of amazing. The movie stars Harry Potter actress Emma Watson as Belle. Meanwhile, Sir Ian McKellen is the voice of Cogsworth. The film – featuring a new-look, computer-generated beast – is due in March 2017. It’s a live-action remake of the 1991 original. (Which was the first animation to earn a Best Picture Oscar nod.) By Jamie Tabberer – Full Story at Gay Star News