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Why Elsa will not come out as gay in ‘Frozen 2’

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Elsa’s sexuality has been a point of discussion ever since “Frozen” came out in 2013, and there have been speculations that she might come out of the closet in the upcoming “Frozen 2”. The movies co-director Jennifer Lee says the sequel will not delve into that aspect of her life because she is not ready for a relationship. Instead, “Frozen 2” is about Elsa trying to find herself, and embracing her powers.

After “Frozen”, people from all over the world thought that Elsa can be Disney’s first LGBTQ princess, and started campaigning for it in 2016 by starting a #GiveElsaAGirlfriend campaign to push the studio to give her a gay love interest in the second part. Despite hundreds of fan theories about her sexuality, Elsa won’t have any type of romantic partner in “Frozen 2”. “When we started making the first part, in the very beginning, when we were grounding ourselves in the characters, we did some personality tests to ask real deep questions about who the characters are and what are they wrestling with,” Lee said during a round-table discussion at the Walt Disney Animation Studios in Burbank. “One thing that came out clear was that she wasn’t ready for a relationship at all. She was still getting used to the fact that people were accepting her and she still had so many questions about her powers,” she added.

Lee continued: “From the start, that’s where we knew we were going. The big thing with this film is that this woman is carrying the weight of the kingdom on her shoulders and is wrestling with this extraordinary power. It was this feeling on which she is focusing on and that is a lot.” The 48-year-old asserted that they “get a lot of requests for what they want us to do with the characters”. (IANS)

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