Disney’s smash hit Frozen is en route for a sequel and Queen Elsa is looking for love. But fans of the film have a big request for the second film, #GiveElsaAGirlfriend.
After hearing that the sequel was officially in the works and rumors that this time Elsa might find her one true love, Alexis Isabel Moncada, a teen activist, began thinking of her ideal match for the Snow Queen. Moncada, like many teens, identified immediately with the major theme of the first film: learning to love and accept yourself and the differences that make you unique. The theme especially resonated with LGBTQ teens who feel that the film is an expression of their daily struggles within themselves and in the world.
Like every Millennial and Gen Z’er, Moncada took her thoughts to the internet. On April 30, she posted this to Twitter:
The next morning her post had gone viral with the hashtag #GiveElsaAGirlfriend. Responses flooded in from other teens around the world who feel it’s time for Disney to represent more than just the “traditional” ideas of family.
Though Disney has made a few hints to same sex coupling in recent films, such as Bucky and Pronk, two male antelopes who live together and fight like an old married couple in the new Zootopia movie, they have never explicitly displayed a gay couple in any of their films.
In an essay Moncada wrote for MTV.com, she explains why it’s time for Disney to give us the lesbian princess we deserve: “Giving young girls the chance to understand that a princess can love another princess the same way Cinderella loved her Prince Charming is vital to their development.” And it’s true. Many responses came from teens who said their youth would have been a lot less confusing if they had seen more representation in film and TV when they were growing up.
Idina Menzel, who is the voice of Elsa, has even chimed in stating that she is completely behind the idea of Elsa finding her true love in the arms of another princess.
Of course, conservatives are up in arms about just the thought of a fictional girl loving another fictional girl. So much so that they started their own, not-as-viral hashtag, #PrinceCharmingForElsa.
But the release date for Frozen 2 isn’t anticipated to be anytime before 2018, so if Disney does decide to make history with Queen Elsa, everyone has a few years to view this tutorial on How To Unbunch Your Panties.
There is more than one way to make a family, and no one is better than the other. So come on, Disney! Don’t let Elsa swipe left on her Princess Charming!
Images via Twitter/Disney
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