Director of Frozen 2 responds to fans who want Elsa to have a girlfriend in sequel
"Elsa's every day telling me where she needs to go..."
Fans have been hoping that Frozen's Elsa will get a girlfriend in the sequel - and now the film's director has weighed in on the possibility.
Following the film's release in 2013, Disney was praised for the believed-to-be pro-LGBTQ themes within the animated movie - including the lyrics of the Oscar winning Let It Go being scene as a "coming out anthem."
Fans began to eventually take it to the next level, petitioning the company to give Elsa a female love interest in the sequel.
Playing dolls with my daughter today and listening to Frozen. The #GiveElsaAGirlfriend campaign came to mind again, and I'm all for it! Can't wait to see Elsa happy and free to be who she wants to be. #LoveIsLove @Disney @WaltDisneyCo pic.twitter.com/QnrvwDdQPC
— Dr Brenna Demands (@BrennaDemands) January 24, 2018
— Rey ⛵... (@celesrei23) July 26, 2017
Even Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, who voice Elsa and Anna in the movie, have expressed their support for the movement.
And now Jennifer Lee, the film's co-director and writer, recently told how "it means the world" to the team that Frozen had created a dialogue and that Elsa "is this wonderful character that speaks to so many people."
She told The Huffington Post:
"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.
"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.
"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."