please take straight people ™ into more account when writing your gay rep, chapter 1: the lefou effect
Ok hear me out. Lefou’s sexuality was actually handled very tastefully in the movie imo. But the problem beyond the technicalities now is Straight People ™ and their inability to recognize it. There were multiple queer moments in the movie that were legitimately really sweet but a disproportionate number of audience members still laughed because “lol look at the comedy relief doing gay things how silly” and yes while at the end of the day I’d gladly take an explicitly stated funny gay character over a hushed homophobic joke – I shouldn’t have to feel like I’m the only one in the theater that can spot the difference.