After the release of Finding Dory‘s latest trailer last month, there was high rush over the web over a single scene that seems to have featured a gay couple, which if true would be for the first time in a Disney/Pixar animation. The netizens went crazy over the projection.
USA TODAY asking Finding Dory director Andrew Stanton at Wednesday’s world premiere if the couple illustrated onscreen is indeed a lesbian couple neither got a denial nor a confirmation.
“They can be whatever you want them to be,” said Stanton. “There’s no right or wrong answer,” he added.
“We have not asked that of any of the couples in any of our shots in any of our movies,” Stanton said. “We never asked them,” added producer Lindsey Collins.
By the end of the movie, the question would still remain unanswered about the couple. The scene is just a blink long and most of the spectators are sure to miss the snippet. The original duration of the frame is just slightly longer than the one shown in the trailer, making it even more difficult to jump to conclusions.
Disney has been incorporating lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender characters quite lately. With the official announcement of ‘Frozen 2’, fans and Frozen lovers have urged the makers to give Queen Elsa an inamorata, spreading over the social platform with the hashtag #GiveElsaAGirlfriend. Along with the animation hashtag, #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend is also popular over the micro-blogging site, Twitter.
Star Wars director J.J. Abrams said he was asked if he could “Imagine a homosexual character in Star Wars, and my immediate reaction was, ‘Of course.’ Star Warsis all about inclusivity.”
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