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If you've been anywhere near Twitter in the past 24 hours, you've likely heard about J. Rowling's latest Fantastic Beasts comments — the ones where she described, in a DVD feature for The Crimes of Grindelwaldthe "incredibly intense" "love" relationship Dumbledore shared with his rival. In the hours since the interview gained traction, there were a number of tweets about Rowling's remarks that went viral.
Rowling has confirmed that characters Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald did have a sexual relationship. But as happens in any relationship, gay or straight or whatever label we want to put on it, one never knows really what the other person is feeling. Albus Dumbledore J.
Just imagine the fanfiction now. Slashfic indeed followed. Over the past decade-plus, Rowling seems to have lost touch with, if not downright alienated, the portion of the internet she hopes to engage with and delight with her cutesy, random-seeming new factoids.
If I, a longtime Harry Potter fan, must think about Professor Albus Dumbledore and Gellert Grindelwald having an "intense sexual relationship," then you have to, too. I'm not just bringing this up for no reason. Potter creator and author J.
Rowling first declared that Albus Percival Wulfric Brian Dumbledore, Hogwarts headmaster and half-moon-spectacle enthusiast, was gay. Although the Harry Potter book series ended in with the corresponding film series finishing off inthe Wizarding World has lived on in behind-the-scenes dispatches from Pottermorethe two-part play Harry Potter and the Cursed Childand the prequel film series Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. Dumbledore has popped up as a character in each.
Rowling 's Harry Potter series. For most of the series, he is the headmaster of the wizarding school Hogwarts. As part of his backstory, it is revealed that he is the founder and leader of the Order of the Phoenixan organisation dedicated to fighting Lord Voldemort.
It may have been 12 years since the last Harry Potter book was published, but author JK Rowling is still delivering nuggets of trivia from her franchise. Since the last novel was released inRowling has done everything from confirm the sneaky way she made sure everyone knew how to pronounce Hermione Granger's nameto announcing wizards used to poop themselves where they stood. Yes, really. But one of her most controversial announcements has been that Professor Albus Dumbledore was gay and in love with fellow wizard Gellert Grindelwald.
The actor, who plays Albus Dumbledore in the franchise, told the New York Times that he wasn't aware that director David Yates wouldn't make the iconic character's sexuality distinct in the most recent film. The year-old elaborated and said that the personal relationship between Dumbledore and Grindelwald isn't at the forefront of the movie which focuses on Grindelwald's plan for the rise of pure-blood wizards. I also don't think he's someone who has given his heart or his soul to many people.
By Rachelle Bergstein. March 19, am Updated March 19, pm. Rowling seems to think that Harry Potter fans have an insatiable thirst for untold backstories about the characters. Sure enough, in September, the author and British OBE declared that Nagini — the slithering snake companion to evil Lord Voldemort — was actually a tortured, shapeshifting woman all along.