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FILM: Fantastic Beasts 2 Set Homophobic, Enby Extra Says

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Model Jamie Windust has bad memories of their first job as a film extra, on the set of Warner Bros.’ Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald. Windust denounced the working conditions as “atrocious” and said “misogyny, homophobia, transphobia” were rampant on set in a thread posted on Twitter on Monday (November 19), which has since been retweeted more than 7,000 times and received 23,000 likes.  “I want to use this opportunity not to call out people, but to now for the future ensure we try and create safe working environments for trans/NB people where sometimes they’re forgotten,” Windust wrote … Read more

FILM: Was Grindelwald Dumbeldore’s Lover?


The new Fantastic Beasts movie, Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, will, for the first time, allude to Harry Potter favourite Albus Dumbledore being gay on screen. But is the film’s titular villain—Gellert Grindelwald—his lover? The sequel to 2016’s Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them takes us back to 1927 when Dumbledore was a sprightly young man, rather than the elder statesman we see in the Harry Potter movies. Here, the Hogwarts headmaster is played by Jude Law.  Fantastic Beasts hints at a close relationship between Law’s Dumbledore and Johnny Depp’s maniacal Voldemort prototype, Grindelwald. Were they gay? … Read more

FILM: New Fantastic Beasts 2 Trailer Raises Questions


SPOILER ALERT The hotly anticipated final trailer and film posters for the second Fantastic Beast film are out and people are a little shocked a major character revelation. 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. The third trailer released on Tuesday gave a little more insight into the alleged gay … 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

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

“Fantastic Beasts” Flirts With Gay Allegory

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It’s been a strange year to be gay in a Hollywood blockbuster—the strangest part being that you can now actually be gay in a Hollywood blockbuster. Well, sort of gay. Big-budget movies in 2016 have taken to assigning sexuality to previously neutered supporting characters, like Sulu in Star Trek and the raving scientist in Independence Day, both of whom in this year’s sequels pointedly embraced husbands we never knew they had. (No kissing allowed, of course.) They’re barely better than the status quo of coded gay characters, like Kate McKinnon’s eccentric ghostbuster or maybe those two women pushing a stroller … 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