AN upcoming Harry Potter film will avoid the subject of Dumbledore’s sexuality but will feature an extremely gay owl, the director has confirmed.
The second movie in the Fantastic Beasts series has been criticised by fans for leaving out the young wizard’s romance with Gellert Grindelwald, but director David Yates has promised the owl will more than make up for it.
He added: “The owl wasn’t even gay in the script, but when this particular bird auditioned we rewrote half the film to accommodate him.
“He’s magnificent, and gay in a very authentically 1930s way; louche in the right company but always aware that he cannot be open about his real self for fear that a disapproving seagull might caw in the ear of the authorities.
“There isn’t a scene where it actually gets physical – it’s a film aimed at younger audiences, and the bird has a no-nudity clause – but trust me, you’ll be in no doubt whatsoever. You couldn’t be.”
The news follows Lucasfilm’s announcement that a major character in Star Wars: The Last Jedi was openly bisexual, while declining to say which one for the sake of their privacy.