The Crimes of Grindelwald: Jude Law On Dumbledore As Gay Icon

It is time.

Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald may not be earning the best critical reception but it still did a few things right. With the film being considered the worst in the Wizarding World franchise along with a box-office opening that’s also the lowest in the franchise. One thing that can be argued to be among the best aspects of the film would be the performances, particularly Jude Law’s performance as a younger  Albus Dumbledore.

Jude Law really had to nail one of the most iconic characters in the series pretty well and he managed to pull it off. It is expected that Dumbledore’s relationship with Gellert Grindelwald would be highlighted as they share a past but the film sadly didn’t explore that much aside from giving us brief teases of what it was like. There have been discussion over the years in regards to Dumbledore’s sexuality and although some may still be apprehensive to the idea, it looks like Jude Law thinks otherwise.

Speaking with New York Times, Law discussed his experience taking on the role of Dumbledore. Questions pertaining to Dumbledore’s sexuality arose of course, particularly as to whether the world is ready for a “gay children’s icon” considering that the series resonates with younger audiences. Law believes the world is ready, saying. “I think the world is ready for it, and if it isn’t, it bloody well should be.”

We’re not gonna see Grindelwald and Dumbledore doing it or anything since it’s PG-13 but the world should be ready to see how this relationship developed and fell apart. The Crimes of Grindelwald may have s–t the bed a little but let’s hope future installments of the Fantastic Beasts series would be able to deliver and explore this relationship nicely.


Source: New York Times