For any parent, the joy/fury of listening to your kids singing songs from Disney classic Frozen has been a double-edged sword. It’s great that our kids have such awesome content to watch and to get inspired by, but you might find it hard to actually do the job that you intended – you know, raising them.
With them forever bursting into songs from the classic, you might find it hard to actually teach them about life and the wider world. Well, (some) parents will be happy to know that the sequel, Frozen 2, could be doing a bit of teaching to your kids about the modern world.
It could, for example, introduce your kids to the concept of same-sex marriage. Raising such a topic with your kids is often a bit of a challenge, so some parents might enjoy the rumor that Elsa might be getting a female bride. In an interview with the writer and co-director, Jennifer Lee, there was a rather interesting non-denial, non-confirmation answer given about the topic.
Weirdly, the Twitter world was obsessed with the idea of Elsa having a female partner as far back as 2016. Can anyone else remember the #GiveElsaAGirlfriend hashtag that polluted social media for what felt like forever?
Personally, I’m not really too bothered the gender of a love interest of cartoon characters. However, it is definitely interesting that Disney – and other companies – appear to have a desire to make this more of a theme in their work.
When speaking to the Huffington Post about her next movie, A Wrinkle In Time, Lee said: “I love everything people are saying 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.”
When pushed further on the idea of Elsa being of such a persuasion, Lee said: “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.”
So, yeah, not exactly a confirmation or a denial. It is, though, going to be quite an interesting topic of debate as more information comes out about the movie. One thing that shouldn’t happen, though, is that this shouldn’t become the overarching plot of theme of the entire movie.
While it would be cool to see Elsa end up with a female partner – it feels very much fitting to the character – it seems a bit OTT to make it the primary plot device. Thankfully, that does not seem to be happening.
I look forward to the oppressed, furious heteronormative community absolutely losing their minds about this, too. I’m sure that a kid’s movie having an LGBT protagonist is going to really help this kind of individuals see things clearly. Really.
In fact, the only downside of this story is that could end up becoming the primary narrative about what is, remember, a kids movie. That would be tragic. The movie, though, is sure to be as magical as the first: female partner or not.