Nearly six years after Anna and Elsa took the world by storm in 'Frozen', we have at last been blessed with the trailer for 'Frozen 2'. Back in 2013 these two princesses became key players in the Disney feminist revolution as positive female role models to boys and girls all over the world, with their courageousness and unbreakable sisterly bond. Now, fans are demanding that Disney take an even bigger step in the direction of positive representation, asking for the Ice Queen to be given a girlfriend in the upcoming sequel.
Many fans interpreted Elsa's signature 'Let It Go' as a "coming out" song from the very beginning, but the desire for a lesbian Elsa has been brewing online since 2016. Social activist Alexis Moncada shared a tweet, which soon went viral, in which she declared that a lesbian Elsa would be "iconic", and since then, the hashtag #GiveElsaAGirlfriend has become a trending topic.
I hope Disney makes Elsa a lesbian princess imagine how iconic that would be? Alexis Isabel (@lexi4prez) 1 de mayo de 2016
While Disney has not confirmed anything either way as of yet, Jennifer Lee, the film's co-director, responded to the campaign telling Huffington Post, "We have tons of conversations about it". Furthermore, Idina Menzel, the voice actress of Queen Elsa, told Pride Source that she was "really happy" to be causing these conversations to happen.
With the release of the new trailer the #GiveElsaAGirlfriend has risen again and as excited fans were hoping to catch a glimpse of a potential female love interest for the queen of Arendelle.
Make Elsa gay so we can finally say: Disney did THAT.? Lauren Jauregui Shad (@JaureguiTweets) 13 de febrero de 2019
where is Elsa's girlfriend? Lara Croft for Smash Bros. Ultimate (@SmashLara) 13 de febrero de 2019
Everything We Know About 'Frozen 2'
Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, who directed 'Frozen' and have been with the story since the start, will also be bringing this next instalment to the big screen. Kristen Bell (Anna), Idina Menzel (Elsa), Jonathan Groff (Kristoff), and Josh Gad (Olaf) will all be returning to their roles.
The trailer shows Elsa looking as unstoppable as ever, attempting to tackle the power of the ocean, while Anna looks far more grown up than when we saw her last. Two new characters, who seem to be children, can be seen playing in the woods, and it seems that the film will be set at some point in Autumn. We also see a shot of the original characters stood atop a clip, gazing out across an autumnal forest, looking determined. What could be this new challenge that Arendelle will have to face?
'Frozen 2' comes to cinemas in November this year.