Idina Menzel Is Down with Elsa Getting a Girlfriend
In case you missed, it there’s a campaign to #GiveElsaAGirlfriend in the Frozen sequel. Adding fuel to this awesome flame, Idina Menzel told ET she thinks the campaign is great.
“I think it’s great,” said Menzel when she spoke to ET on the red carpet for the Billboard Music Awards. “Disney’s just gotta contend with that. I’ll let them figure that out.” She added that she would support it “no matter what”.
The #GiveElsaAGirlfriend campaign was started by 17-year-old fan Alexis Isabel Moncada, and quickly gained steam on social media. Moncada said that the “fact that Elsa hasn’t been cast a love interest yet leaves room for one.”
A lot of people viewed Elsa’s story as a metaphor for coming out – and “Let It Go” became an anthem of sorts for LGBTQI+ people – so it would be cool to see it become explicit in the sequel. Plus, Disney would have a whole new princess to add to their collection.
Now that Elsa herself has approved of the idea, all that’s standing in our way is…well, there’s a lot standing in our way, but it all seems rather silly when you think about them. Just let Elsa find her princess already, Disney.
We don’t know much about the Frozen sequel yet, apart from the fact that it is coming some time in the future and that Kristen Bell is super hyped for it.
Hopefully everyone has gotten over their Frozen-fatigue before it’s released, because it all got a little overwhelming for a while there. One thing is for sure, if Elsa does get a girlfriend, it will certainly get people talking about Frozen again.
Also it’s totally worth it to be able to sing “Let It Go” at anyone that has a homophobic reaction to the prospect of a queer Disney princess.
Author: Undie Girl
Undie Girl (aka Von) has a BA (Hons) Major in Cultural Studies. The title of her honours thesis was “It’s just gay and porn”: Power, Identity and the Fangirl’s Gaze. She’s currently pursuing a Masters of Media Practice at University of Sydney. Von’s a former contributor The Backlot’s column The Shipping News and a current co-host of The Geekiary’s monthly webcast FEELINGS… with The Geekiary.
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