and okay i would have preferred Cogsworth and Lumiere but lefou wasnt the disaster i expected. yes, he does questionable things to earn his spot as Gaston’s compadre, to get the crumbs, the touches, anything. and yes he ignored his conscience to protect a person who seems to care for him. who sings and dances with him. who he sometimes thinks might maybe feel something. and then Gaston proves to Lefou what Belle has always known–he loves no one except himself. Lefou could slink back to the village but instead, he stays. he detaches from Gaston, and connects with another man. it’s a coming out story, which fits in nicely with the other queer undertones (google howard ashman).
Was it perfect? no. but the people who are bitching about this miss that the entire movie is a metaphor for AIDS. it’s everywhere, especially in the new lyrics. Ashman’s legacy is all over this thing, so no matter what you think of an arc you haven’t even watched yet go see the movie that became his legacy.
Finally saw Beauty and the Beast this weekend and holy shit “Evermore” is the Phantom/Jekyll & Hyde/Hunchback 11 o’clock number OF MY DREAMS! We are sooo lucky Alan Menken is still around. K back to the theater…
Belle was actually reading ‘Cinderella.’ Different animators will tell you different things, I just go by what Howard and Alan told me because I asked the same question. I said ‘What is she—- Here’s where she meets Prince Charming’ and they said ‘It’s Cinderella.’
Paige O’Hara on what Belle was reading during the opening number of “Beauty and the Beast.” (Source.)
so i just finished making a new playlist for my blog and it’s actually pretty amazing so i thought i’d share. give it a listen if you’d like. hope you enjoy! 🌻🎶
Lost Stars (Acoustic) - Adam Levine Scars For Life (feat. Ryan Tedder) - Alesso Breezeblocks - alt-J All the Pretty Lights - Andrew Belle Big Jet Plane - Angus & Julia Stone Silver Coin - Angus & Julia Stone The Funeral - Band of Horses Flaws (Acoustic) - Bastille End of the Affair - Ben Howard The Fear - Ben Howard Keep Your Head Up - Ben Howard Rivers in Your Mouth (Acoustic) - Ben Howard Sideways - Citizen Cope Grand Optimist - City and Colour O - Coldplay Yellow (Acoustic) - Coldplay Everything You Are - Ed Sheeran Photograph - Ed Sheeran Tenerife Sea - Ed Sheeran Volcano (Cover) - Ed Sheeran Guiding Light - Foy Vance Jackie and Wilson - Hozier Hold Back the River - James Bay Let it Go (Acoustic) - James Bay Assassin - John Mayer Edge of Desire (Acoustic) - John Mayer XO (Beyoncé Cover) - John Mayer All I Want - Kodaline Latch (Cover) - Kodaline Holding On - Lewis Watson Sink or Swim (Acoustic) - Lewis Watson Classy Girls - The Lumineers Down By the River - Milky Chance Flashed Junk Mind - Milky Chance Sweet Sun - Milky Chance 1957 (Live at Lollapalooza)- Milo Greene The Wolf - Mumford and Sons The Apple Tree - Nina Nesbitt Little Lion Man (Cover) - Nina Nesbitt Tough Luck - Nina Nesbitt Au Revoir - OneRepublic If I Lose Myself (Alesso Remix) - OneRepublic Staring at the Stars - Passenger Lazy Afternoon - Rebelution Enchanted - Taylor Swift Sad Beautiful Tragic - Taylor Swift What You Know (Nighty Max Remix) - Two Door Cinema Club Georgia - Vance Joy Renegades - X Ambassadors Intro - the XX