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A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

Gay men often love escapism. From Keith Haring painting his joyous graffiti art to Hans Christian Andersen writing his fairytales. From millions of us listening to Britney to those who like to disappear into the world of Doctor Who or The Wizard of Oz. And then there’s Disney…

Our world-exclusive feature with the director and stars of Disney’s live-action remake of Beauty and the Beast was lined up before I took over at the helm of Attitude. But I was immediately intrigued to find out why so many gay men have fallen in love with what, on the surface, seems to be a very straight love story. I expected to find an example of gay film fans being drawn towards escapist culture and gay filmmakers escaping problems in their own lives through the creative process. I did, but, as you’ll see, there’s more to the story than that…

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On the cover, Emma Watson and Dan Stevens discuss the gay surprise in the new Beauty and the Beast Also, exclusive interviews with Joan Collins on her new film The Time of Their Lives, Alison Goldfrapp in her most honest interview yet, and BBC news reporter James Longman on life on the frontline. Plus, Turner Prize winning artist Wolfgang Tillmans and ballet’s bad boy Sergei Polunin.