Do you want to make a Frozen-themed List of Six? Why yes, I do! And I’m not going to let this idea go! Or something. You all know the obvious Frozen puns. Don’t hold me to a high standard! Let’s just enjoy a list based on the release of Frozen II.
I liked Frozen II. I didn’t think much of the original movie, but I’m fully on board with the campaign to have Queen Elsa come out of the closet, so these movies matter just enough to me that I wanted to do a List of Six! I think Frozen II was better than the first, though none of the songs are as memorable or as good as “Let It Go!”. But this list isn’t a review of Frozen II. This is a celebration of the very idea of awesome women with ice powers who happen to hold a royal or leadership position (even if in name only). It’s apparently so common that I was able to make a whole List of Six about it! How cool is that?
Pun intended. Join me after the jump for a bunch of other ice queens, princesses and martial arts masters who aren’t Elsa from Frozen!
World peace would be nice and all, but I want Disney to use their power and clout to make Elsa gay in Frozen 2. I’ve written about this before, but there’s a new Frozen 2 trailer that doesn’t contradict these hopes and dreams for the world.
I mean, come on. Let it happen. I fully respect the idea that Elsa doesn’t need a love interest. But everybody loves a good romance. And Elsa should be gay. I want Disney to make it happen. I want Disney to use their massive entertainment empire to stare back into the eyes of every bigot and religious nutjob out there and tell them: Let it go.
Also, magical flames in Frozen 2? Surely there’s an awesome fire-magic lady out there to partner up with Elsa’s ice-magic.
And surely we can note that the trailer is being intentionally vague about the origins of that magic fire and what lies in the enchanted forest. Love interests and romance are a big part of Disney movies, but none of the trailers so far even hint at such a thing for Elsa. So either Disney isn’t going to go down that road for arguably their most popular princess in years…or they’re keeping it a secret!
I’m just gonna hold on hope for awhile.
Disney is currently hard at work on Frozen 2, the follow-up to their most popular cartoon of the decade. By all accounts, Frozen 2 is probably going to be a nuclear bomb of popularity with kids of all ages.
So here’s the thing: I want Frozen 2 to be a love story where Queen Elsa falls in love with another woman. I want to live in a world where that happens.
If you haven’t suffered through it yet, there’s a 20-minute Frozen cartoon that plays before Pixar’s new Coco film. The cartoon is insufferable, like some sort of mental torture. Coco is great, but this cartoon — Olaf’s Frozen Adventure — is the sort of low budget, cash grab, pure treacle, Christmas special garbage that they’d throw on ABC Family. And the fact that you have to suffer through it before getting to see Coco should be qualified as a crime against humanity.
But while I sat there watching the cartoon in pained silence, I got to thinking about the Frozen universe and the upcoming sequel. I don’t think we have any story details quite yet, but it’s probably a solid bet that Queen Elsa might get a romance in the new film. Her sister, Princess Anna, had a love story in the first one, and Disney loves a good love story.
And I think Elsa should get a girlfriend.
Now, I’m not the first or only person to suggest Elsa should be a lesbian — or really anywhere on the LGBT spectrum. This isn’t some bold new suggestion I’m making. This is just a thought I had recently and feel strongly about, and that’s pretty much the single hurdle something must clear to be worth a post on my blog.
I want to live in a world where Elsa can be gay.
I want to live in a world where Disney, the most powerful entertainment company in the world, working on their most anticipated movie in decades, takes a stand and makes same-sex relationships totally normal. I want them to look square in the eyes of everybody out there who would decry such a move and tell them to get over it. I want Disney to willfully and gladly suffer whatever financial pitfall might happen.
Frozen 2 could be just the cash grab sequel we all expect it to be. Or it could be one of the most important films of the 21st century. Disney has that kind of clout. I want to see them use it.
Plus it would be super cute for Elsa, which is also important.