Everybody fell in love with Darla K. Anderson and Adrian Molina’s speeches last night at the Oscars. The pair, who won for the animated feature film Coco, both thanked their wife and husband respectively, showcasing queer love in the sincerest way possible. But it’s also what they said backstage that really has us reeling.
When asked if the LGBT community might also be represented in future films, Darla K. Anderson responded, “That would be a dream and we are thinking about all kinds of things like that.”
So could this mean a queer Disney/Pixar project is in the works? We’re hoping!
“Storytellers come from all places at Pixar,” Adrian Molina added. “It’s something we are putting a lot of focus on and I’m thankful for the opportunity on this film…. Films can resonate across the world and you see that with Coco, with Black Panther, and I think you’ll see more in the future.”
Many people have been hoping that Frozen’s Elsa will be the first Disney character to come out, as the 2016 hashtag “#GiveElsaAGirlfriend” began to gain steam again on Twitter after a recent interview with the sequel’s writer and co-director went viral.
“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,” Jennifer Lee, who just penned the adapted screenplay for A Wrinkle In Time, told HuffPost.
“Where we’re going with it, we have tons of conversations about it, 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,” Lee added. “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.”
With so many other live-action and animated films already scheduled, Disney will have lots of opportunities to incorporate LGBTQ characters and storylines soon.