(LifeSiteNews) Lending credence to rumors which surfaced a couple years ago, principals involved in the making of Disney’s Frozen 2 are keeping alive the possibility of Elsa coming out of the closet as a lesbian.
In fact, everyone involved with the production seems to love the buzz that speculation about Elsa’s sexual orientation is creating regarding the planned sequel.
“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,” said writer and co-director Jennifer Lee in an interview with the Huffington Post. “It means the world to us that we’re part of these conversations.”
“Where we’re going with it, we have tons of conversations about it, and we’re really conscientious about these things,” Lee added in the HuffPo interview. “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.”
Idina Menzel, who lent her voice to Elsa in the original Frozen, told PrideSource in 2016 she was “really happy” that it was her Frozen character that stirred so much interest in the possibility of a gay or lesbian Disney kids’ film character.
No one from Disney or anyone else associated with the production have gone on the record to deny the rumors. Nor are they likely to.
Frozen 2: One giant metaphor for coming out of the closet?
FeministCulture.com creator Alexis Isabel started the Frozen 2 campaign in 2016, sending the tweet, “I hope Disney makes Elsa a lesbian. Imagine how iconic that would be.” She signed it with the #GiveElsaAGirlfriend hashtag.
It started trending within hours, with LGBT activists reportedly tweeting the hashtag nearly 5,000 times an hour. One tweet read, “#GiveElsaAGirlfriend because little girls watching should know you can be a princess and love another princess.” Another read, “Given that Frozen was one giant metaphor for the closet, to #GiveElsaAGirlfriend is just logical. More LGBT representation is a great idea.”