Since the release of ‘Frozen’ five years ago, Disney’s much-loved animated feature film went onto insurmountable success, and many fell in love with lead character Elsa, who encouraged us all to “Let it Go”. On the other hand, what many other people fell in love with most was when they finally ceased to hear that damn song being played absolutely everywhere, and sung aloud by children off-pitch to the point where people were taken to the edge of sanity, but that’s another story, that you’re surely already aware of by now.
The latest Frozen hot gossip is that there’s some serious talk as to whether Elsa will have a girlfriend in the sequel. Yes, with its story of sisterly love, musical features and fun mascots, people were quick to jump on the Frozen bandwagon and suggest that some song lyrics entail that Elsa is in fact, a closet lesbian.
This has now become a hot topic of debate all over the Internet. Of course, this is all just rumours and speculation for now, but with a ride at Walt Disney World, a broadway musical, and an animated short (you know, the one before Coco that nobody wanted to see), a sequel is definitely on course and will hit cinemas in November 2019.
Though it’s a long way off from now, many fans of the film have been asking if Elsa will get a female counterpart in the sequel. The film’s director, Jennifer Lee, talked to The Huffington Post, but has neither confirmed nor denied the possibility of Elsa getting a girlfriend.
“Where we’re going with it, we have tons of conversations about it, and we’re really conscientious about these things,” Jennifer said.
Many people have urged Elsa to be given a female partner in the sequel, and in turn, have started the #GiveElsaAGirlfriend trend on Twitter.
— Morgan M. (@morganameridius) February 26, 2018
#GiveElsaAGirlfriend because representation matters. Cuz u can teach children acceptance, how to love, to not bully others because of their differences, how to have an open mind and not judge others, and to accept and be comfortable with their own sexual and gender orientation.
— Isa (@IsaParadox) February 27, 2018
— It Gets Better (@ItGetsBetter) February 28, 2018
— LiveVocally (@LiveVocally) February 28, 2018
As you can see, there’s quite a few people who really want Elsa to have a girlfriend, and Jennifer herself is very excited about this reaction since the sequel’s announcement.
“I love everything people are saying [and] people are thinking about with our film—that it’s creating dialogue, that Elsa is this wonderful character that speaks to so many people. It means the world to us that we’re part of these conversations.”
On the subject of the sequel itself, the decision to make it wasn’t made on a whim, as Jennifer told Upprox, “We started talking and we realized there was a whole aspect of the journey left to be told.”
Whether these fans will get what they want and see Elsa getting a girlfriend in Frozen 2 or not is still way too early for anyone to tell. However, it would certainly break the boundaries for a Disney film, and be the first to have a main character be in a same-sex relationship.
Many speculate that there was an alleged lesbian couple in the 2016’s Finding Dory film, but co-director Andrew Stanton said “They can be whatever you want them to be”, so there was no right or wrong answer on that one.
Speculation aside, actually having a confirmed female couple would be a first and a very big step for Disney, but we’ll just have to wait and see for ourselves once the sequel comes out. However, some early signs point to the likelihood of a few concerned parents of young children, maybe being at odds with this latest fan made suggestion, in some way, shape or form.
So, let’s just leave it to Disney and Jennifer Lee to decide. What are you thoughts on this notion of Elsa having a lesbian love interest? Do you like the idea of Elsa having a girlfriend? Should she just stay single as she did in the first film, or perhaps marry a prince (who isn’t actually a traitorous villain) just like everybody else? Please let us know in the comments section down below.
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