Will 'Frozen 2' Be Disney's Coming Out Party? Fans Hope So
The upcoming sequel to one of Disney's most popular movies this decade may see the main character come out as a lesbian.
At least that’s what some are predicting and hoping for.
When Elsa began singing "Let It Go" in Disney's 2013 "Frozen," some thought the song was a "coming out" anthem. Many also thought there were some undertones in the movie that led them to believe this was the direction her character was being developed.
The idea became so popular it got its own hashtag on Twitter: #GiveElsaAGirlfriend.
Disney has a sequel to the very popular children's animated movie in development with a tentative release date of November 27, 2019.
The writer and co-director of "Frozen 2," Jennifer Lee, a University of New Hampshire graduate, isn't denying any of this and has told the Huffington Post she enjoys the dialogue but stopped short of confirming Elsa's sexual orientation.
“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,” Lee said.
She went on to say the movies writers are considering several storylines to continue building on Princess Elsa's character.
“For me … Elsa’s every day telling me where she needs to go, and she’ll continue to tell us. I always write from character-out, and where Elsa is and what Elsa’s doing in her life, she’s telling me every day. We’ll see where we go.”
Frozen made over $1.2 billion dollars in world-wide box office sales. If Elsa does come out in "Frozen 2," it would be the first time Disney featured a gay or lesbian character in one of their movies.