[I (AQ moderator Tom call it “Beauty and the Beastial”; hat-tip to Canon212 (“Banned in theatres, banned in Russia – gay Disney flick approved by Italian FrancisBishops!”) and PewSitter (“Disney Remake of ‘Beauty and the Beast’, banned in Russia but approved by Italian Bishop’s Conference”)]
by Francesca de Villasmundo – March 18, 2017
Chronicle of a truly … stunning time.
The latest film from Disney Studios, Beauty and the Beast , brings out the beast … or the man, depending on whether one considers modernity and progressivism or whether one is attached to the traditional ways.
Prohibited in Russia at the age of 16, he is touted by the National Commission for Film Evaluation of the Italian Bishops’ Conference.
According to the two critics accredited to this Commission speaking in the names of the Italian bishops, in their dithyrambic article appeared on the site SIR (service information religious), this cinematographic adaptation of the famous French tale of Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont, published in 1756, Revisits a ” still current fable “.
Actually, it is the case to say it! It is in rainbow colors: the director Bill Condon decided, and assumes, that one of the characters would be “gay”, the “gay luron” of the story …
” There will be a scene at the end, which I do not want to unveil, which is really charming, an exclusively gay moment in a Disney movie. ”
Hence an ambivalent, ambiguous, ambiguous scene of which MPI has already spoken. But this does not shock our two authors of the Commission who do not deprive themselves of encouraging families, young and not so young, to go and see this “Beauty and the Beast” of modern times:
“The Disney product is undoubtedly good, adapted to families and young people who wish to rediscover the fable in all its values” (sic) !
These two learned critics seem to have been shocked by those who are shocked!
They “were a little surprised,” they wrote benignly, of the critico-polemic reading of the film before its release in the theater, because of the presumed insertion in the narrative context of a personage retained as homosexual. ”
An Alabama cinema, Henagar Drive-In Theater, has announced that he will not be screening this new Disney movie. His boss has indeed explained on his Facebook page that
“If you can not take your grandchildren to see a movie, then we have no interest in showing it. ”
In Malaysia, the film is allowed but censored: the gay scene has been cut. Disney decided to block its distribution in the country: in whole or nothing. So better for the Malaysians!
The young Russian will be more preserved than the small Italians since the film is banned at the age of 16 in their country. Putin’s Russia does not have the same moral standards as the Italian conciliar Church!
We truly lived a period … stunning!