Disney’s Frozen teems with gay themes long before it hits its stride. It tells the story of Elsa, a princess from the land of Arendelle endowed with inexplicable, ice-emitting powers that shame her parents. In childhood, she injures her sister Anna during snowy playtime, and the half-stone trolls beseeched with healing Anna’s wound ask if Elsa was “born” or “cursed” with her gifts. (Fans of the similarly queer-friendly X-Men saga will note some striking parallels:
Release Date: 27 November 2013 (USA)
Director: Chris Buck, Jennifer Lee
Writers: Jennifer Lee (screenplay), Chris Buck (story)
Stars: Kristen Bell, Josh Gad, Idina Menzel
Genres: Animation | Adventure | Comedy | Family | Fantasy | Musical
Elsa develops a can’t-touch-this mutation a la Rogue, while Anna’s trauma leaves her with the Marvel character’s white-streaked hair.In fact, though Jennifer Lee is credited with penning the entire script, as well as co-directing with Chris Buck, the disconnect between what precedes and follows Elsa’s escape is extreme enough to suggest each part was written by someone vastly different.
Frozen (2013) Official Trailer:
The goings-on of Anna and Kristoff’s quest are fresh and funny, particularly when they come across Olaf (Josh Gad), a Mr. Potato Head-like snowman with an endearing, blissfully ignorant hankering for summer. And while they’re initially explored with thin familiarity, the film’s empowering themes of feminine strengths and bonds eventually flourish in novel fashion.