Disney fans have been pushing the studio for LGBTQ representation for ages - and more recently with a petition to give Queen Elsa a girlfriend in the upcoming Frozen sequel. Now at least two big Disney directors think an LGBTQ princess could finally happen in the near future.
In a Huffington Post interview this week, Moana's RonClements andJohn Musker voiced support for the idea. "It seems like the possibilities are pretty open at this point," Clements said. Musker added that with the right creative vision, he thinks Disney execs would quickly get on board. "It would be driven by a director or a directorial team that really wanted to push that," he explained. "I would say we haven't ever really [had] restrictions placed on what we've done."
These days, Disney princesses are breaking all sorts of barriers. For instance, they no longer come with an obligatory prince - Moana had no love interest. Moana also was the first princess not to feature an inhumanly tiny waist. "We made her legs fuller and her hips are fuller to make her capable of these action stunts that we wanted to do," Musker told HuffPo.
With Moana breaking new ground, LGBTQ royalty can't be far behind. Maybe soon we'll get the tale of a princess who falls in love with a princess from an enemy kingdom. Or a princess who ponders her gender identity and comes to some powerful conclusions about the future. This stuff literally writes itself and I need it on my screen, like, yesterday!
You Might Also Like