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'Beauty and the Beast' will have gay love subplot

Josh Gad as LeFou (r) is having feelings for the hyper masculine Gaston in Disney's "Beauty and the Beast."
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A lot of people are excited about the new live-action Disney feature film “Beauty and the Beast,” and now the LGBT community has a little something extra to look forward to.

The movie’s director Bill Condon says there will be a LGBT side-plot, a first for the House of Mouse.

The testosterone infused Gaston is the movies antagonist, and his sidekick LeFou seems to have a crush on the bruiser.

Condon recently spoke with British magazine Attitude, and says LeFou is going through an identity crisis.

"LeFou is somebody who on one day wants to be Gaston and on another day wants to kiss Gaston," Condon said. "He's confused about what he wants. It's somebody who's just realizing that he has these feelings. And Josh makes something really subtle and delicious out of it. And that's what has its payoff at the end, which I don't want to give away."

That payoff could cause some controversy within the conservative arena. The organization One Million Moms are vigilant when it comes to mainstream entertainment with an LGBT twist.

Last week, Disney XD, the company’s cable network subtly placed same-sex kissing in the cartoon "Star vs. the Forces of Evil."

One Million Moms were a little late in catching the episode, and released a statement seven days later.

“This is the last place parents would expect their children to be confronted with content regarding sexual orientation. Issues of this nature are being introduced too early and too soon, and it is becoming extremely common and unnecessary.”

Disney and its subsidiary Pixar have been increasingly allowing LGBT themes into their movies. Although not blatant, eagle-eyed viewers are quick to point out ambiguous scenes of gay characters.

Rumors about the sequel to "Frozen" having a lesbian lead have been circulating throughout the internet for nearly two years, even spawning a popular hashtag: #GiveElsaAGirlfriend.