I wasn't sure what to think when news spread that the live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast would have a homosexual character. I worried about such a controversy being made over a movie I had gladly anticipated seeing, based on one of my favorite stories. As a storyteller and communications artist, I wondered how overt this character's sexuality would be and whether it would have any substantial impact on the plot or characterization.
I carried out the plans I had made months before to see the movie with a friend. I watched LeFou closely, and by the end, it seemed to me that the advertising campaign's hints about LeFou may have been exaggerated. His possibly being attracted to men has no bearing on the story or his characterization. As someone with some knowledge of filmmaking, I'd venture to say that characteristic seemed more like something the writer, actor, and director know but the audience doesn't necessarily learn. There were three moments that might have hint