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It’s now been several years since Disney’s Frozen was released and fans still can’t let it go. Anna and Elsa are still incredibly powerful characters, with just as devoted fans. Much of this is due to the way that the two princesses broke the Disney mold when it came to how their characters were portrayed on screen. Elsa made it all the way through the film without romance even being discussed, and while some fans wouldn’t have a problem with seeing her start a relationship in Frozen 2, they’re not necessarily looking for a handsome prince. For what it’s worth, Elsa’s voice has no problem with that at all.
A few weeks ago a social media campaign was begun using the hashtag, #GiveElsaAGirlfriend. That one post has now been retweeted a couple thousand times, while several others have also picked up the hashtag. These fans think it’s time for Disney to have their first gay princess, and with Elsa being such an iconic character, whose interests in that regard are unknown, she appears to be a perfect candidate. Idina Menzel, the voice of Elsa, was asked by ET Canada what she thinks of the fan push. While it doesn’t look like she’ll be actively campaigning to see it happen, she’s very supportive of the idea.
I think it's great. Disney's just gotta contend with that. I'll let them figure that out. No matter what, [playing Elsa] changed my life.
It’s hard to imagine a role in recent memory that would have changed somebody’s life as much as Elsa. While Idina Menzel is never seen, her powerful voice was responsible for belting out "Let it Go," a song which probably still sends parents into fits years later. The song, about accepting and embracing one's true self, was embraced by the LGBTQ community. If Elsa did come out as gay it would certainly be a life changing event yet again. The Disney Princess is a massive brand within the most massive brand in the history of the known universe.
Disney has not commented on the idea of a gay Disney Princess, and likely won’t until the day they announce that it's happening, be that Elsa, or some other character. The animated features aren’t the only place the studio is receiving pressure to be more inclusive on screen. There’s also been a push to bring gay characters into Star Wars, something that J.J. Abrams has implied will be happening at some point.
Do you think the day will come that the love song in a Disney musical will be between two women? Would you like to see Elsa be the first? Let us know what you think in the comments.