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Warner Bros. censors gay relationship dialogue in ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore’ for China release

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  • Warner Bros. has approved China’s request to remove references to a gay relationship in the movie “Fanastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.”
  • A six-second dialogue alluding to a romance between the male characters Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald was removed from the film’s 142-minute runtime.
  • Although the lines were removed, Warner Bros. claimed that “the spirit of the film remains intact.”
  • It was revealed by “Harry Potter” author J.K. Rowling in 2007 that Dumbledore identifies as gay.
  • His sexual orientation was referenced for the first time in the “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore” film.

Warner Bros. has accepted China’s request to remove dialogue that alludes to a gay relationship in the upcoming film “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore.”

The six seconds of dialogue, which references the romantic past between the male characters Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald, was removed from the film’s total runtime of 142 minutes. The lines “because I was in love with you” and “the summer Gellert and I fell in love” were edited out upon China’s request. 

Ezra Miller Cast in Lead Role of Film Based on Award-Winning Japanese Novel

Ezra Miller will be playing the lead role in an independent thriller based on an acclaimed Japanese novel this summer.

Produced by Echo Lake Entertainment, “The Mourner” follows a homicide detective who finds new spiritual meaning after crossing paths with a mystical young man, whose calling in life is to mourn the dead who have no one else to mourn them.