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Belle Should Have Married Lumiere. There I Said It.

On a cross-country flight last week, I found myself with exactly 89 minutes to kill and my finger hovering over the Play button on a childhood favorite: Beauty and the Beast (the 1991 animation classic, not the 2017 Hermione Granger fanfic). I was hesitating precisely because I loved this movie as a child. I dressed up as Belle for Halloween in 1st grade. Her bookishness likely inspired my own love of…