Russian Federation gives 'Beauty and the Beast' remake 16+ rating over 'gay moment'
Last week ruling party MP Vitaly Milonov called for a ban, referring to the film's content as "perverted sexual relations" that would be in direct opposition to a Russian law that cracks down on "gay propaganda against minors".
Bill Condon tells Attitude about Beauty and the Beast's "short but explicitly gay scene", describing Disney as "brave" for agreeing to this "watershed moment" in "representing same-sex attraction".
Amid the backlash, a drive-in theater in Alabama has said it will not screen the Beauty and the Beast remake.
That's the equivalent to Rated R movies in the US which, in reference to a Disney live-action remake, seems unusual.
"It's somebody who's just realising that he has these feelings", he said. It sure is subtle.
The family movie, starring Emma Watson, will be given the restricted certificate to prevent children from watching because of the studio's first "exclusively gay moment" involving a character played by Josh Gad.
Gad's LeFou plays up every gay stereotype you can think of: comically (and lazily) effeminate, with a huge crush and pre-occupation with a "jock" straight guy. There is one other who ends up dressed as a woman; that gives the character a big smile. However, Gad himself responded to it by telling People Magazine that Lefou and his ultimate fate are another part of the film's "Never judging a book by its cover" message. If true, that calculation is disturbing and misleading.
Whatever the future holds for making LGBTQ characters and their orientation a more important and open part of Disney films, Beauty and the Beast will open the door on March 17. It should be seen and judged for that, not by some contrived PR-stunt.
I mean, what can you do without a woman today? Supporters have been encouraged to wear red to show solidarity with the strikers. A group of female CTA employees rallied for better working conditions at the transit authority's headquarters in Chicago.
Standing on the steps of city hall later Tuesday, Torres' executive assistant read a statement as he stood next to her. An investigation by NBC New York a year ago claimed city employees were seen working at the mayor's home .
Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., smiles as he speaks to attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch on Capitol Hill in Washington. On Friday, it was reported that Mr Comey had asked the Department of Justice to publicly refute Mr Trump's claim.
So the truth is being rooted out more often, but only for a fraction of the wrongful convictions that have occurred. Reminder: Despite what some people believe, stats show that blacks and whites use drugs at about the same rate.
Martinique also will play at Nissan Stadium on July 8 against the as-yet-undetermined fourth member of the group. After the US head coach Bruce Arena explained why the 2017 Gold Cup will be a crucial tournament for his team.
This is a really rough conversation, especially for those of us who want to believe Richonne is an unstoppable force. As we learned in this past episode , Sasha and Rosita aren't really keen on waiting around for things to happened.
He will return in the home game with Everton on April 4, but remains eligible for the Reds' Europa League clashes with FC Rostov . The veteran striker will miss the FA cup match against Chelsea and the league matches against Middlesbrough and West Brom .
If you find anything in the world that seems at all suspicious, it's nearly guaranteed there's something valuable hidden there. You will definitely miss some interesting and useful conversations if you limit yourself to those conversations, though.
High temperatures today will be nearly 10° warmer compared to Friday and there will be less clouds. The same high winds are also predicted for nearly all of south Central Nebraska on Tuesday.
Mom demanded heroin while in labor
According to the affidavit, Farruggia said she started having contractions, went to the bathroom and lay on the floor. The attorney claims that Frenette described the reason for doing this as she said she's a "people pleaser".
Shares of Ford Motor Company (F) Sees Large Outflow of Money
The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink . The stock has been recently recorded -12.38% off of the 52-week high of 14.22 and +12.56% away from the 52-week low of 11.07.
Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau's Facebook post sparks debate
"As we mark International Women's Day , let's celebrate the boys and men in our lives who encourage us to be who we truly are, who treat girls & women with respect", Sophie Gregoire Trudeau wrote on her Instagram account.
Detroit Lions Agree In Principle With Tackle Ricky Wagner
However, the Ravens are believed to be looking into upgrading at center where Jeremy Zuttah has started the last three seasons. Wagner originally walked on to Wisconsin as a tight end before being moved to offensive line his first year in the program.
Dwayne Allen being traded to Patriots
Allen, an effective blocker and big-bodied redzone target, has three years and just over $17 million remaining on his contract. Rob Gronkowski is returning from back surgery and Matt Lengel will return to provide depth at the tight end position.
Sanchez to dump Arsenal
But you never know. "We are like this, but especially in this moment, the club is completely together". Drop the team's best player to show that no one is untouchable if they are out of line.
Northern Ireland votes amid power sharing crisis
As she spoke, Unionist parties in the north of Ireland watched their support shrink to its lowest in almost 100 years. With the election results declared, the DUP and Sinn Féin now have three weeks to try and form a new administration.
Warwick Fire: Mother, 4 Children Killed
O'Mannion said the family worshiped at the church and two of the children who died in the fire were altar servers at the church. They were taken to an area hospital for treatment, according to Massachusetts State Police spokesman David Procopio.