After all, love is an open door! While Princess Anna got her happily ever after with Kristoff in Disney's Frozen, her big sister, ice queen Elsa, has yet to find true love in Arendelle. Now, some fans of the Oscar-winning animated film have created the viral hashtag #GiveElsaAGirlfriend to urge the sequel's writers to make Elsa Disney's first lesbian princess.
The trend started with a teenage girl named Alexis Isabel Moncada, who tweeted on April 30: "I hope Disney makes Elsa a lesbian princess imagine how iconic that would be." She added, "Dear @Disney, #GiveElsaAGirlfriend."
After sparking the internet movement, Moncada went on to share her vision with MTV on Tuesday, May 3, in a piece entitled, "Why I Created the Trending #GiveElsaAGirlfriend Hashtag."
— Alexis Isabel (@lexi4prez) May 1, 2016
"Growing up, I never saw a princess fall in love with another princess — and neither have girls growing up right now," wrote Moncada, who's also the founder of a site called Feminist Culture. "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."
Moncada wrote that she didn't expect the viral reaction from other supporters. "People all over Twitter were talking about it, sharing their support and even their opposition. People tweeted at Disney and even at the actors who voice the film’s characters," she shared. "It was surreal. I would have never, ever thought that I was capable of starting a conversation not only so large, but about something that means so much to me."
The teen activist shared how she thinks Elsa's sexual preference can change the game. "Giving young girls the chance to understand that a princess can love another princess the same way Cinderella loved her Prince Charming is vital to their development," she concluded. "No one deserves to feel isolated and confused about who they are. All we need is someone to show us that there are other options, other kinds of princesses, and other ways to have the happy ending that you deserve."
Disney announced in March 2015 that it was developing the sequel of the movie after Frozen smashed box office records in 2013. The animated flick has grossed more than a billion dollars worldwide, making it the most profitable animated movie ever.
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