There's an active campaign on social media right now to #GiveElsaAGirlfriend. The immense popularity of Frozen stemmed mostly from the fact that kids all over the world just would not stop singing "Let it Go," but also came from fans who were thrilled to see Princesses who relied not at all on being saved by the love of a prince. Instead, their love for each other as sisters was the saving grace of the film.
Well, fans would like to see that taken in another direction, by giving the Ice Queen of Arendelle a girlfriend.
The movement was started by Alexis Isabel Moncada, who wrote on MTV, "Giving young girls the chance to understand that a princess can love another princess the same way Cinderella loved her Prince Charming is vital to their development."
On the red carpet at the Billboard Music Awards, actress Idina Menzel, who voices Elsa in Frozen, was asked what she thought of the campaign by Entertainment Tonight.
"I think it's great that she's stirring it up, you know?" the Tony Award-winning actress said. "Disney's just gotta contend with that, I'll let them figure that out." When the reporter said he was sure she'd embrace it no matter what, she replied with a smile, "No matter what."
Disney has not yet had an openly gay character in one of their fairytale films, and it would certainly be a fairly revolutionary moment for them. Disney has made strides in allowing female characters to play the hero more often, with Merida from Brave very openly saying she'd "fight for [her] own hand," and even characters like Mulan almost twenty years ago. The latter, Mulan, was revealed as gay on the live-action fairy tale mashup Once Upon A Time, which airs on Disney-owned ABC. Disney has not commented on the campaign.0comments