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Dumbledore Out of the Closet

Published October 22, 2007 in Novel News
By Ryan Parsons | Image property of respective holders.
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It seems like way after the fact, but J.K. Rowling has felt it necessary to oust Dumbledore right out the closet.

Dumbledore is Gay?

J.K. Rowling acts as if all the hints were there, but each piece of evidence she presents seems like a reach. Her case in point, as presented to EW:

"I always saw Dumbledore as gay." Filling in a few more details, she said, "Dumbledore fell in love with Grindelwald.... Don't forget, falling in love can blind us. [He] was very drawn to this brilliant person. This was Dumbledore's tragedy."

Necessary to call this out now? You bet! With two films still coming our way, both directors and writers have to watch what they have Dumbledore doing.

Rowling references a recent meeting she had for the sixth film, where she spotted a line in the script where Dumbledore shows interest in the other sex.

Besides announcing Dumbledore's gaydom, Rowling also answers a few addition questions based around other characters.

How did Neville turn out in the future? Well, considering he ends Book 7 as somewhat of a rebel and hero, it comes as no surprise that he'd find a romantic interest in... Hannah Abbott.

(What's more, Hannah becomes proprietress of The Leaky Cauldron, so Neville becomes cool to his students.)

Why is it Molly Weasley who kills Bellatrix? One, "Molly is a very good witch," even though most people don't realize it. And two, "Bellatrix is as obsessed with Voldemort as Molly is consumed with maternal love."

Seems to fit. And she sounds amazing when shouting BITCH!

For more media on the upcoming film, go to the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Movie Page.

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