Dumbledore and Grindelwald: 'a sexual dimension'

Dumbledore and Grindelwald: 'a sexual dimension'

Dumbledore and Grindelwald: 'a sexual dimension'

The full-length Distinctly Dumbledore bonus feature on the Blu-ray and DVD release of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, features Rowling divulging on the romantic side between Dumbledore and Grindelwald, as reported by Vanity Fair.

Rowling has now just reopened this can of worms by revealing that Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald had an "intense sexual relationship" in their younger days, before they grew to become enemies. You can't know, you can believe you know.

Rowling revealed several years ago that Dumbledore, the Hogwarts headmaster, was gay, despite there being no mention of his sexuality in her best-selling books. Wrong. The latest Fantastic Beasts film, The Crimes of Grindelwald, at best tip-toes around the subject, leading fans to accuse Rowling of wanting credit for being progressive enough to have gay characters in her stories, but not courageous enough to actually have them, y'know, be gay.

Whichever camp you're in, the responses have been well worth the controversy.

"Their relationship was incredibly intense", Rowling said in the feature.


It's not the first time Rowling has surprised audiences with a significant detail about one of her characters well after her books hit the printing press.

With the Fantastic Beasts franchise including both characters, it had been expected that it'd delve further into their relationship, but again The Crimes of Grindelwald only had hints and suggestion of Dumbledore's feelings for his former friend.

J.K. Rowling took to Twitter to defend herself previous year after the news of Dumbledore's treatment in the second movie broke, emphasising that the film "is part of a five-movie series that's only one instalment in". "It's a story for the 21st century".

Look, there's just a whole bunch and they're all good!

Rowling went on to explain how she is, "less interested in the sexual side" and more into the, "sense of emotions they felt for each other". And quite a few of them highlighted the difference between the Harry Potter author's words and what is featured in the Fantastic Beasts movies themselves.

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