Hundreds of “Frozen” cartoon film fans took to Twitter to press Disney, the producer of the children’s mega-hit musical, to make a sequel – only this time, give the leading lady, Elsa, a lesbian love interest.
The hashtag #GiveElsaAGirlfriend took off on Twitter, with posters and media pundits noting that the takeaway song from the Disney film, “Let It Go,” was already a big deal among LGBT community members.
As a writer with the Independent noted: “What better candidate is there for that honor than Elsa, whose own journey of acceptance with her powers has widely been interpreted as a metaphor for coming out? Why not turn the subtext into text and give Elsa a female love interest in the studio’s slated sequel for the film?”
Among some of the pro-gay posts on Twitter was this one, from Jeffrey Marsh: “#GiveElsaAGirlfriend because LGBT kids deserve to know that there is nothing wrong with them.”
And another: “#GiveElsaAGirlfriend because little girls watching should know you can be a princess and love another princess.”
And another, from @feminizza: “#GiveElsaAGirlfriend so little kids will know that girls loving girls is normal even when their parents teach them otherwise.”
“Young queer kids need someone to look up to!”
Yet another, from @feministgals: “hey @Disney, give us a gay Elsa! Young queer kids need someone to look up to!! #GiveElsaAGirlfriend.”
And one more: “#GiveElsaAGirlfriend because there is absolutely no representation of any LBGTQ+ people in children’s Movies/Tv.”
Another poster, @miaafame, suggested the LGBT community was much more widely populated than scientific research and surveys show.
She tweeted: “#GiveElsaAGirlfriend because 1 in 5 kids are queer, but only 1 in 10 feel safe enough to come out.”