“LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston," Condon shared. "He’s confused about what he wants. It’s somebody who’s just realizing 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."
"It may have been a long time coming but this is a watershed moment for Disney," the magazine's editor-in-chief Matt Cain said. "By representing same-sex attraction in this short but explicitly gay scene, the studio is sending out a message that this is normal and natural – and this is a message that will be heard in every country of the world, even countries where it’s still socially unacceptable or even illegal to be gay."
The big reveal means that Gad wasn't kidding when he told ET in October that the reimagined film is "nothing short of magical."
"Having seen it, I can tell you that [fans] are going to react appropriately awestruck and amazed," Gad said at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles Once Upon a Time Gala. "It evolves [from the original], like Jungle Book evolved from the source material, like Cinderella evolved from the source material ..."But it goes further into the trenches in terms of the mythology and in terms of the characters."