Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Beauty and the Beast

This image released by Disney shows Dan Stevens as The Beast, left, and Emma Watson as Belle in a live-action adaptation of the animated classic "Beauty and the Beast." (Disney via AP)

BY HUSSAIN AL-QATARI KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Beauty and the Beast was pulled from cinemas in Kuwait on Monday after censors raised concerns over the content of the new film, which includes what has been called the first “gay moment” ...
A man walks in front of the a movie advertising board at shopping mall in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Tuesday, March 14, 2017. (AP Photo/Daniel Chan)

BY EILEEN NG KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Walt Disney has shelved the release of its new movie “Beauty and the Beast” in mainly Muslim Malaysia, even though film censors said Tuesday it had been approved with a minor cut ...
This image released by Disney shows Dan Stevens as The Beast, left, and Emma Watson as Belle in a live-action adaptation of the animated classic "Beauty and the Beast." (Disney via AP)

MOSCOW (AP) — Children under age 16 won’t be able to go to the new Disney film “Beauty and the Beast” in Russia because it includes a gay character, the Russian Culture Ministry said Tuesday. The ministry told The Associated ...
This image released by Disney shows Josh Gad as Le Fou, left, and Luke Evans as Gaston in a scene from, "Beauty and the Beast," opening nationwide on March 17. (Laurie Sparham/Disney via AP)

BY JOCELYN NOVECK To be clear: “Brokeback Mountain,” this isn’t. The so-called “gay moment” in Disney’s new live-action version of “Beauty and the Beast” is subtle — so subtle that one could easily miss it with an ill-timed sneeze or ...
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