For a Disney outing based on a bedtime fairytale, the live action revision of Beauty and the Beast has become oddly politicised.
During promotion for the lavish classic, leading lady Emma Watson, an ardent activist for gender equality, has been at pains to convey Belle’s representation as a figure of the feminist ideal thanks to her own personal tinkering with the script.
Elsewhere, director Bill Condon has laid claim to creating Disney’s first...
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