Mar. 17th, 2017

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The original ‘Beauty and the Beast’ cartoon was a metaphor for AIDS

During a sit-down with Attitude magazine, Bill Condon — who has directed the new Beauty and the Beast — discussed how the animated feature’s lyricist, Howard Ashman, had HIV, and saw himself reflected in the film’s material.

Presented with the initial story ideas, which mostly centered around Belle and her plight, Ashman allegedly pushed for the story take a more sympathetic look at her romantic interest, the titular Beast.

Ashman died from complications related to AIDS on March 14, 1991, just four days after the film’s first screening. He was remembered as one of the first openly gay men in show business. Read more (3/1/17 3:56)

I miss him so much.

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*this* is the Captain America we need to be hearing from right now, not ‘fascism made edgy for plot-twists’

THE REAL STEVE ROGERS

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