It's time to have this discussion...
Are you a Beauty and the Beast OG or are you a Beauty and the Beast In?
Back in 1991 when Disney released the animated film "Beauty and the Beast".
The film became an unbelievable success. Young girls and boys everywhere were beside themselves
with the joy of being a 'guest' in an enchanted castle with a 'monster' for a master.
(PERSONAL VIEW: This movie was cute when I was younger (16), but my older sister (24)
drove me crazy with this movie (and not just this one,. Right sis?) once it was released onto VHS.
I haven't watched this movie since 2001 and you can't make me now.)
Paige O'Hara .......... Belle
Robby Benson .......... Beast
Richard White .......... Gaston
Jerry Orbach .......... Lumiere
David Ogden Stiers .......... Cogsworth
Angela Lansbury ........... Mrs. Potts
Bradley Pierce ........... Chip
Rex Everhart .......... Maurice
Jesse Corti .......... Le Fou
"Gaston" by Richard White, Jesse Corti and Chorus
"Be Our Guest" by Jerry Orbach, Angela Lansbury and Chorus
"Something There" by Angela Lansbury, Brian Ogden Stiers, Jerry Orbach, Paige O'Hara and Robby Benson
"The Mob Song" by Cast and Chorus
"Beauty and the Beast" by Angela Lansbury
My favorite song and performance
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Both controversies are based on very narrowed and scared views.
Away we go...
"The Gay Moment" in the movie. The scene they are speaking about
is at the end of the movie during the reel when
Le Fou and Stanley get fumbled up and end up dancing with one another.
Do you think Condon (director) set this up for a nod to the LGBTQ+ community?
Why or why not?
**Funny enough, they didn't have a problem with Stanley at the castle
after Madame de Garderobe was through with him and his friends.*
And the other controversy...
Though not much of a controversy, it was a repeat from the first one.
Belle was a sufferer of Stockholm Syndrome.
When Dr. Frank Ochberg, MD, the psychiatrist who coined the phrase was interviewed about his views of Belle's
succumbing to the Beast's tyranny he said, in an interview on Yahoo,
Belle doesn't exhibits the same trauma symptoms of other prisoners
because she does not go through a period of feeling she is going to die,
she does not become emotionally dependent on Beast/Adam, and
she is never in fear for her life in Beast's presence.
What team you on?
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