Vodcast: Navigating Beauty and the Beast

Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast has a lot going for it, at least on paper: It’s a new, updated version of a beloved classic. It stars the effervescent Emma Watson. And it’s rated PG. Families will flock to the thing, right?

And in truth, a lot of them will. But many Christian parents aren’t so sure anymore if they want to take the kids to this tale as old as time. Several weeks ago, director Bill Condon revealed that the film includes a “nice, exclusively gay moment.” And with that, Beauty and the Beast became less of a “must-see” and more of a “should we?” movie for many families.

Adam Holz and I talked about that difficult “should we?” question on our vodcast. Take a look and listen. (Oh, and if you want the nitty-gritty on what’s in the film itself, read the review here.)

Who wrote this?

Paul Asay has been writing for Plugged In since 2007 and loves superheroes and finding God in unexpected places. In addition, Paul has also written several books, with his newest—Burning Bush 2.0—recently published by Abingdon Press. When Paul’s not reviewing movies, he hikes with his wife, Wendy, runs marathons with his grown kids, Colin and Emily, and beats back unruly houseplants. Follow him on Twitter @AsayPaul.

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