As Olaf says, "Some people are worth melting for," and Idina Menzel is definitely one of those people. The star who belted out "Let It Go" helped the world fall in love with Elsa in Frozen, and we're all desperate to see more of the inimitable Ice Queen (and, by extension, Menzel herself).
There's been a lot of fan support behind the #GiveElsaAGirlfriend movement, and the musical Wunderkind eloquently shared her support for Gay Elsa in an interview with Pride Source:
"Am I surprised? Maybe at first I was a little surprised because it's Disney, but I can say that I'm excited that the conversation is happening. I can't promise anybody that that's what's gonna happen. I'm just a servant at a big company called Disney and I'm happy to have a role and a job. But deep down am I really happy that it's causing people to talk about it and have these kinds of conversations? Yeah, I am."
This. Lady. Right in the feels like an unexpected icicle impaling.
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Menzel, like Elsa, is not afraid to speak her mind, and added that there are certain unsavory elements in the political landscape that would make it difficult for a lesbian Disney Princess. Is the world ready?
"Umm... I don't know about that, considering we're having a hard time even getting Donald Trump out of the way. Sometimes it's a little discouraging. But you never know. We keep making all these strides. We've made a lot of strides in the last couple of years, and then all of a sudden the hate and the vitriol within our country is exposed and you're like, 'What happened? We're in the ancient times again.'"
Growing up as a li'l gay kid, I would have loved to see a lesbian Disney princess, but it's not just a case of "put gays on screen to make gays happy" (though obviously, YAY for this plan!). Representing different kinds of people — and different kinds of acceptance — helps everyone. It's more honest about the world we live in, and shame and ignorance don't help anybody.
There is currently no release date set for Frozen 2, so fans may have to wait awhile to see whether Elsa gets the girlfriend Disney fans have been wanting even more than they wanted Anna to give Hans a good punch in the face.
What would you like to see happen in Frozen 2?