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Rowling confirms Dumbledore and Grindelwald had ‘Sexual Relationship’


Harry Potter author JK Rowling has confirmed that fan favourite character Albus Dumbledore had a “sexual relationship” with dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald. The author made the revelation after recent prequel film Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald teased a long-rumoured gay romance between the pair. Speaking in a bonus feature on the on the film’s Blu-ray release, Rowling confirmed “there is a sexual dimension to this relationship.” “It was passionate, and it was a love relationship. But as happens in any relationship, gay or straight or whatever label we want to put on it, one never knows really what the other person is feeling. You can’t … Read more

FILM: Fantastic Beasts 2 Director: Dumbledore is Not Out, But It’s Clear He Is Gay

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The director of the latest instalment in the Fantastic Beasts film franchise has admitted that while Professor Dumbledore is not ‘out’ in the film, it’s ‘clear’ he is gay. David Yates made the revelations in the November issue of Empire magazine. Fantastic Beasts: Crimes of Grindelwald follows on from 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Set for release on 16 November, the Crimes of Grindelwald is part of J K Rowling’s Harry Potter universe. The Fantastic Beasts series is set decades before the Potter books and follows magizoologist, Newt Scamander, on his adventures around New York. In 2007, … Read more

FILM: Does New Fantastic Beasts Trailer Hint at Dumbledore’s Sexuality?

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JK Rowling may have confirmed Professor Dumbledore’s sexuality, yet the wizard has so far never been portrayed as gay on film. That is, until now, if the trailer for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald is anything to go by. In newly released scenes, we see Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) gazing into what appears to be the Mirror of Erised. His reflection reveals Gillert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) hovering behind him. Rowling confirmed in 2007 that the fictional headmaster of Hogwarts is gay, and that ‘his love for Grindelwald was his “great tragedy”. By Chris Nelson – Full Story at Gay … Read more

Dumbledore Gate: Rowling “Mutes” LGBT Fans Who Criticized New Script

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JK Rowling has hit back at fans who are upset that her only gay character’s sexuality will not be explored in an upcoming Harry Potter film. The Harry Potter author made headlines in 2007 when she famously proclaimed that beloved Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore was gay. His sexuality was never portrayed in the main book or film franchise, but the books hinted at a relationship between Dumbledore and the dark wizard Grindelwald in his younger days. Fans had hoped that relationship would finally come front-and-centre thanks to prequel series Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, with Jude Law set … Read more

FILM: Will Fantastic Beasts 2 Showcase Gay Dumbledore?

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Warner Brothers has released new characters and confirmed the key actors for Fantastic Beasts 2. Filming of the sequel began at Warner Bros. Studios in Leavesden this week. It’s previously been announced that Jude Law will be playing Dumbledore, while Johnny Depp will play Grindelwald. The second Fantastic Beasts movie will also see the return of queer star Ezra Miller, who plays the role of Credence. A Warner Bros announcement teases he will be returning ‘in a mysterious way’. Miller recently said watching Harry Potter helps him cope with homophobic bullying. By Jamie Wareham – Full Story at Gay Star News … Read more

ENTERTAINMENT: Jude Law to Play Young Dumbledore

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Jude Law will play a young Albus Dumbledore in the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” sequel, according to Variety. Set in the 1920s, the film will show Dumbledore as the professor of transfiguration before he became Hogwarts headmaster and mentor to Harry Potter. Johnny Depp will also appear in the “Harry Potter” prequel as the villainous Grindelwald, Dumbledore’s childhood friend and first love. Eddie Redmayne returns as the spinoff’s lead character Newt Scamander. “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling will pen the sequel’s script and David Yates is back on board as director. By Mariah Cooper – Full Story … Read more

Dumbledore News from “Fantastic Beasts”

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Two bits of info today on Dumbledore’s sexuality in the new series: Johnny Depp is confirmed to be playing Dumbledore’s love interest in the Fantastic Beasts sequel. The Pirates of the Caribbean star was reported to have been brought on for the Harry Potter spin-off franchise last week, with people guessing on which character Depp would be playing. Director David Yates confirmed to fan site The Leaky Cauldron Depp will be playing Gellert Grindelwald, the former friend and love interest of the Hogwarts headteacher. And Rowling teased fans about how far she will go with Dumbledore’s youthful explorations: “I can’t … Read more