The 6 gay seconds that China has censored in ‘Fantastic Animals’

The movie ‘Fantastic Beasts: Dumbledore’s Secrets‘ has already seen the light, but in China they show it with an edited version that suppresses a dialogue with homosexual connotations, as revealed Variety . It is the third film in the series. fantastic animals‘, which is the prequel to Harry Potterand the Chinese authorities have decided to cut six seconds of a conversation between two characters and that alludes to the gay past of one of them.

These six seconds of dialogue include the phrases “Why I was in love with you” and “the summer Gellert and I fell in love.” According to Variety, the production company Warner Bros accepted the Chinese request to cut the footage in that explicit fragment.

It so happens that it is the first time in the franchise that this part of the story of one of the saga’s protagonists is taken to the cinema.

The first film in the series was ‘Fantastic beasts and where to find them‘ and was released in 2016. It was so successful that the production company confirmed that the saga would have four more films that would come out every two years. In 2018 you could see ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald‘. the third movie It was supposed to be released in 2020, but the covid has caused it to be delayed by two years.


On this occasion, the story will have as a backdrop the WWII and it will be the beginning of a magic war. The tumultuous environment will be used by Grindelwald to increase his power and Albus Dumbledore will have to entrust a mission of the utmost importance to Newt Scamander and his friends.

In addition, this new installment will have to answer many questions that arose at the end of the last film, such as who he really is. Aurelius Dumbledorewhat will happen to queenie now that he is on the side of the bad guys and what will happen to newt Y Theseus.

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The director of the film is again David Yachts. JK Rowling re-signs the work with the support of Steve Kloverswho had already worked as a screenwriter for several Harry Potter films, but had not participated in ‘Fantastic Animals’.

Regarding the distribution, Mads Mikkelsen is the substitute for Johnny Deep, from which the production decided to do without due to their legal problems and the trial for mistreatment. On the other hand, there are familiar faces for fans like ANDDie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Ezra Miller, Jude Law, Dan Fogler, and Alison Sudol.

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