Five-time bareback baby maker Jude Law is playing the young Albus Dumbledore in the Harry Potter prequel film series Fantastic Beasts And How To Employ Every British Actor At Once. His Dumbledore makes his first appearance in the latest one, The Crimes of Grindelwald, and blah blah blah Snape blah blah blah horcrux just get to the point – does he get any peen in the flick?
As JK Rowling revealed to the much controversy in 2007, Harry Potter’s beloved mentor Dumbledore, is gay. So, are we going to see Dumbledore doing the reverse cowgirl on some hot magician’s wand? Let’s just say those woke people looking for their gay wizard representation might feel a little cheated as the credits roll.
In an interview with EW, Jude says that he sat down with JK and verified that Albus Dumbledore is indeed a homoshesshual. Other than that, Jude (and the film’s director David Yates) look to be avoiding the burden of gayness for the time being.
But as with humans, your sexuality doesn’t necessarily define you; he’s multifaceted. I suppose the question is: How is Dumbledore’s sexuality depicted in this film? What you got to remember this is only the second Fantastic Beasts film in a series and what’s brilliant about Jo’s writing is how she reveals her characters, peels them to the heart over time. You’re just getting to know Albus in this film, and there’s obviously a lot more to come. We learn a little about his past in the beginning of this film, and characters and their relationships will unfold naturally which I’m excited to reveal. But we’re not going to reveal everything all at once.
I guess that makes sense and we wouldn’t want straight parents having to explain to kids about same-sex couples because that might you know, IMPROVE THE WORLD, but sure, it’s a five-part series. Perhaps in the mid-credits scene at the end of the very last one, Dumbledore and Grindelwald (played by professional messcake Johnny Depp) will share a look full of meaning.
It IS kind of odd that we know Dumbledore and this Grindlewald dude were a thing and the dude’s boyfriend’s name IS in the title and yet… am I really getting this pressed about a damn movie? No, I’m not but there are probably some gay Harry Potter fans out there that this will irritate beyond all reason.
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