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Russia likely to ban Disney `Beauty and the Beast` for `gay propaganda`

Russia likely to ban Disney `Beauty and the Beast` for `gay propaganda`

London [U.K.], Mar. 05 : Russia is mulling upon banning Disney's 'Beauty and the Beast' movie, due to a subplot in it showing a man discovering himself as gay.

The subplot in the movie shows a character, Josh Gad's LeFou, discovering that he is gay.

Culture Minister Vladimir Medinsky has ensured that checks will be carried out to ascertain that the movie does not oppose the country's laws against "spreading gay propaganda among minors," the Telegraph quoted the BBC as saying.

'Beauty and the Beast' live-action to be directed by 'Twilight's' Bill Condon

'Beauty and the Beast' live-action to be directed by 'Twilight's' Bill Condon

Washington, June 5 - Disney has confirmed ' Twilight' saga director, Bill Condon, to helm ' Beauty and the Beast' live-action film.

According to the Hollywood reporter, the film will be based on the classic fairytale of the same name, which was first adapted to screen in 1991 in an animated version, grossing 425 million dollars worldwide.

The 58-year-old director, who recently helmed 'The Fifth Estate', had proven his musical skills with the 2006's 'Dreamgirls', which was based on the Broadway musical.

Bill Condon and Joseph Cedar attend the 84th Annual Academy Awards

Bill Condon and Joseph Cedar attend the 84th Annual Academy Awards

Bill Condon and director Joseph Cedar attend the 84th Annual Academy Awards - Foreign Language Film Award Directors Reception at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on February 24, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Valerie Macon/Getty Images)