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Frozen director might give Elsa a girlfriend in the sequel

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Pretty much since Frozen came out, some fans have been interpreting Elsa’s whole story arc as a metaphor for an LGBTQ person coming out (her parents hide her away because she’s different, she’s taught to suppress her emotions, yet she feels much better and more free once she decides to let it go), and because of that there has been a long-running campaign to convince Disney to make that subtext explicit in Frozen 2 by giving Elsa a female love interest. Disney hasn’t officially addressed the issue in any way, but Frozen 2 writer and co-director Jennifer Lee recently told The Huffington Post that she’s open to the idea of Elsa being openly gay in the next movie.

“We have tons of conversations about it,” she explained, “and we’re really conscientious about these things,” but she says she doesn’t want to make a decision like this unless it feels right for Elsa’s character and her story. “I always write from character-out, and where Elsa is and what Elsa’s doing in her life, she’s telling me every day,” Lee adds, “We’ll see where we go.”


So it’s not a confirmation either way, but at least it’s still a thing that could happen.