Skip to comments.Director of latest ‘Harry Potter’ prequel says Dumbledore’s homosexuality will be ‘clear’ to viewers
Posted on 10/05/2018 2:53:55 PM PDT by Ennis85
Novembers Harry Potter prequel Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will make clear in what you see that one of its main characters is homosexual, the director teased in a new interview.
During her 2007 tour for the final book of the main Harry Potter series, author J.K. Rowling told a crowd that Dumbledore is gay, actually, despite the elderly mentor characters sexual attraction not being referenced in the books themselves. The bombshell earned her accolades from pro-LGBT activists but also criticism from parents concerned about exposing their kids to adult and morally-objectionable themes. Critics of the series, such as the late Vatican exorcist Father Gabriel Amorth and Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, had already maintained that its subversive themes could negatively predispose children to curiousity about the occult.
The Crimes of Grindelwald, the second cinematic prequel to the novels film adaptations, stars Jude Law as a younger Albus Dumbledore, during the period when Rowling says he fell in love with and was ultimately heartbroken by the titular Gellert Grindelwald (played by Johnny Depp). Whether the Fantastic Beasts series would officially recognize Dumbledores sexuality has been a topic of ongoing speculation.
Rowling, who frequently speaks out on behalf of left-wing causes, is the films screenwriter.
Director David Yates angered LGBT activists in January when he told Entertainment Weekly that the film would not explicitly reference the subject, with the two characters relationship being more of an intellectual infatuation with each others ideas, and ideology and each other. Now, however, Yates is suggesting otherwise.
This part of this huge narrative that [Rowling] is creating doesnt focus on his sexuality, but were not airbrushing or hiding it, he told Empire Magazine for their latest issue. The story isnt there in this particular movie but its clear in what you see [...] that he is gay. A couple of scenes we shot are very sensual moments of him and the young Grindelwald.
Yates comments align with previous teases by Law and Rowling that a full exploration of Dumbledores homosexuality may be held for future Fantastic Beasts movies, while one of this films sensual gay moments in question appears to be a shot included in some of Crimes of Grindelwalds marketing.
The scene (at 1:09 in the above video) features the Mirror of Erised, an object which shows a person their hearts truest desire, Nick Duffy of the pro-homosexual PinkNews explains. In the mirror, Dumbledore sees himself with Grindelwald looking back.
Homosexual characters are an increasing presence in mainstream films, television, comic books, and video games, including cartoons like Adventure Time and Gravity Falls marketed at children. The pro-homosexual lobbying group GLAAD has attempted to pressure studios to introduce more homosexual superheroes, and recently launched a new award to encourage more pro-LGBT themes in video games. Entertainment giant Disney has promoted homosexuality through its parks, merchandise, and even preschool cartoons, and reportedly plans to feature its first openly-homosexual movie character in next years Jungle Cruise.
GLAADs own research, as well as comic book retailers revolt last year against social justice themes in Marvel comic books, suggests an increasing number of Americans are losing patience with unsolicited LGBT and other left-wing themes in their entertainment.
0 dollars to anything in this franchise. Thank God.
Indoctrinating kids. Sick.
I don’t want their entertainment. That is all.
The stupid is strong in this director.
He’ll be bending the little new apprentices over hog and giving them warts.
Well they ruined another movie series.
Will Rawling next tell us why Sleeping Beauty had the same number of dwarves as days of the week? At Dumbledore’s age, why would it even matter?... Rich and walking around in a dead soul she is ...
I must be the only Freeper who has NEVER seen or watched this stupid movie and series. Any challengers? Plus the lead actor turned out to be a real life faghole.
Haven’t seen or watched it either.
I got dragged to the first one.
Every so often the spouse has one of the sequels playing when it shows on tv.
They get ignored by me.
Whats great about this movie is how much heat woke Rowling is taking. First, the SJWs gave her hell because Voldemorts future snake is played by an Asian woman (So a POCs fate is to be a white mans pet? REEEEEEEE!). Second, theyre furious because Johnny Depp was cast because he supposedly was abusive towards Amber Heard. Cant win with your far left buddies, can you, JK?
Nope. Haven’t read the damn books either.
George Taleo as Dumbledore? Fabulous.
I was worried about how they planned to handle this.
Plus the lead actor turned out to be a real life faghole
as did the lead in Star Trek: The Next Generation (TNG) his real live butt boy Patrick Stewart
I loathe autocorrect. Have I ever mentioned that?
The books were long done for me. Even then all I really cared about when I was younger was the story of Harry learning to be a wizard. Other than that I didn’t care for any prequels or sequels after taking my little sister to the theater to watch the last one.
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