'Frozen' Director Jennifer Lee Won't Deny That Elsa Could Get A Girlfriend In The Sequel
"Where we're going with it, we have tons of conversations about it, and we're really conscientious about these things," Lee said.
Elsa's romantic future is still up in the air.
During a recent interview with HuffPost, Frozen director Jennifer Lee didn't deny the theory that Elsa will get a girlfriend in the sequel.
"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 told the outlet. "It means the world to us that we’re part of these conversations.
"Where we’re going with it, we have tons of conversations about it, and we’re really conscientious about these things," she added. "For me... Elsa’s every day telling me where she needs to go, and she’ll continue to tell us. I always write from character-out, and where Elsa is and what Elsa’s doing in her life, she’s telling me every day. We’ll see where we go."
In the spring of 2016, a campaign to make Elsa Disney's first openly LGBTQ princess gained major popularity. After FeministCulture.com founder Alexis Isabel Moncada tweeted the idea, the hashtag #GiveElsaAGirlfriend took over Twitter.
In a follow-up article for MTV, Moncada said her inspiration came from her own lack of queer role models as a child:
"Growing up, I never saw a princess fall in love with another princess — and neither have girls growing up right now," she wrote. "The entertainment industry has given us girls who have fallen in love with beasts, ogres who fall for humans, and even grown women who love bees. But we’ve never been able to see the purity in a queer relationship."
The idea isn't too far-fetched. Though progress is slow, the LGBTQ community continues to gain momentum in media via popular shows like Empire, Orange Is the New Black, How to Get Away with Murder, Sense8, and The 100.
Frozen 2 is slated to hit theaters November 27, 2019.