Friday, March 03, 2017

Today's Fanboy Delusion

Today I'd rather be...

... spinning the bottle with Luke Evans.

I read a nasty rumor today that Gaston doesn't speak the "every last inch of me's covered with hair" line in Bill Condon's live-action Beauty and the Beast movie! I mean as we all know every last inch of Luke is decidedly not covered with hair so they would've had to shave down Mark Ruffalo and glue them pubes all over Luke to achieve the desired effect, but that would've made for a helluva behind-the-scenes video from the set, no? And we all know Luke, the Noted man, would've been down for that.

I feel as if I ought to have an opinion on the whole "Le Fou will be gay or something like that" news that broke this week but... I don't? I feel like I need to see the movie before I can really have that opinion, and also Chris said what I would've said over at The Film Experience. The good gay Disney stuff this week has been the gossip we've been getting about the dearly departed Howard Ashman, aka the genius who wrote all of the animated Beauty's music; this bit from Condon especially tickled me:

“I’ll tell you one other thing that’s for sure, I’m not saying Howard Ashman liked rough trade, but Alan told me that both the dentist in Little Shop of Horrors and Gaston were based on, you know, trade.” So the uber-masculine Gaston, with his bulging muscles and hairy chest, was the kind of man Ashman fantasised about? “Yeah, or had been with,” says Condon. “Not the brightest but lovely, you know… That’s a gay joke, that’s a gay inside joke; that character, Gaston.”

(thx Mac) And clearly Condon and his casting director took that gossip to heart when casting their version. Ahem. Speaking of! Let's hit the jump for a few more pics o' Mr. Luke...

1 comment:

Forever1267 said...

Perhaps the Heterosexual Luke Evans can meet with the Homosexual Luke Evans, and become the first Bisexual star of this millennium. We need to learn the fluidity of sexuality.

This movie still looks good.