“Frozen” has inspired a progressive movement among its fans, and people rightly can’t let it go.
Upon its release in 2013, the animated Disney film was praised for its perceived pro-LGBTQ themes, with the lyrics of the Oscar-winning song “Let it Go” being read as a “coming-out anthem.”
Conceal don’t feel, don’t let them know
Well now they know …
Let it go, let it go
Can’t hold it back anymore
– “Let it Go,” “Frozen”
Eventually, fans took it the next step, with petitions and a campaign for Disney to #GiveElsaAGirlfriend in “Frozen 2.”
Idina Menzel, who voices Queen Elsa, said she’s excited people are talking about the possibility. “Frozen” writer and co-director Jennifer Lee has heard the speculation, too.
In an interview ahead of the release of her new movie “A Wrinkle in Time,” we asked Lee her thoughts on the idea of Elsa having a girlfriend, and whether there’s been any coupling talk between creators behind the scenes.
“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,” Lee said. “It means the world to us that we’re part of these conversations.”