Disney released the second trailer to it’s live-action ‘Aladdin‘ earlier this week to swift criticism of Will Smith’s goofy-looking genie. No, really. Have you seen him? He’s really goofy-looking.
Anyway, the best way to shift attention? Release another trailer. And voîla!!! Anna and Elsa are back to ruin toddler households everywhere!
The trailer opens to a determined Elsa, standing alone before a crashing sea in the middle of a storm, looking like the dope ass hero that she was meant to be and I’m not shedding a proud mom tear already. I’m not! The scene offers a foreboding air to a plot, yet to be revealed.
There’s no dialogue in the trailer, but we’re introduced to new characters and one of them has my attention.
There’s no word on which character bisexual star, Evan Rachel Wood is voicing, but maybe this could be the character fans have been waiting for to make the first queer Disney princess:
what’s the point of frozen 2 if elsa isn’t gay
— 🌈 harper 🌈 (@zelmidna) February 4, 2019
the gays walking in to the theater to see if elsa has a girlfriend in frozen 2 pic.twitter.com/PmiXkELKKR
— jenna (@TROYESPRlDE) February 13, 2019
LET ELSA BE GAY ON FROZEN 2 DAMMIT
— Shon Olaf (@KamiliaReVeluv) February 13, 2019
In a conversation with The Huffington Post, Frozen’s director, Jennifer Lee made a statement that “Where we’re going with it, we have tons of conversations about it [same-sex relationship], and we’re really conscientious about these things. 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.”
While it’s exciting that the filmmakers weren’t ruling it out, unfortunately we know all too well how the queer community is used to disappointment in media representation. Queerbaiting is real and it sucks. Not to mention in the world of lesbianism, you’ve pretty much won the whole battle if your favorite lesbian character hasn’t been killed off.
So here’s hoping Disney will tell a kick-ass story and maybe, just maybe give little queer kids everywhere something to cheer about.
Frozen 2 opens in theaters November 22, 2019.