Children under 16 years old banned from seeing ‘Beauty And The Beast’ in Russia
This news comes after a petition by ultraconservative lawmaker Vitaly Milonov.
Earlier this week, director Bill Condon revealed to Attitude that Gaston's sidekick LeFou has romantic feelings for the movie's villain.
"LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston," Condon said. "He’s confused about what he wants. It’s somebody who’s just realising that he has these feelings. And Josh makes something really subtle and delicious out of it. And that’s what has its payoff at the end, which I don’t want to give away. But it is a nice, exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie."
Milonov says that the movie disseminates "overt and shameless propaganda of sin and sexual perversion under the guise of a fairy tale."
Additionally, an Alabama drive-in theater will not show the film.
Beauty And The Beast hits theaters March 17.