The twittersphere wants Elsa to have a girlfriend
(KUTV) Have you seen the hashtag, #GiveElsaaGirlfriend, yet?
If not, just wait. It started trending on Twitter just hours after Alexis Isabel, creator of feministculture.com tweeted this: "I hope Disney makes Elsa a lesbian imagine how iconic that would be."
It's almost surprising it took so long.
Not long after "Frozen" was released in November 2013, critics of the film and movements toward legalizing same-sex marriage jumped on the story's plot, calling it a "gay agenda to normalize homosexuality."
That's what Kathryn Skaggs, the blogger behind "A Well-Behaved Mormon Woman," wrote in a post that went viral, gaining the attention of national and international media.
As the movie comes to a close, love, becomes the healing factor and without false judgment, ignorance and fear, by society, having been made to see themselves as Elsa's problem (and not Elsa), she is now able to suddenly control the negative use of her power. In fact, she is actually able to now use it to benefit society - the power of unconditional love.
For me, this is probably one of the most disturbing messages of the movie, Frozen, and of course, the bottom line in the twisted marketing to normalize homosexual behavior and legitimize same-sex marriage in society: the opposition to it is the problem - you.
People jumped into the fray from both sides of the gay marriage debate. The movie's feature -- and Oscar-winning -- song, "Let It Go," plays "like a coming-out" anthem, Akash Nikolas wrote in an April 2014 article for The Atlantic.
"The culture warriors have decided: Disney's Frozen is queer," Nikolas wrote. "Elsa hiding her ice-powers could be read as a metaphor for the closet ... and a character in the film evokes the question of whether homosexuality is a choice by inquiring of Elsa's powers, 'born with it or cursed?' Some liberals have praised the film for its subtext; some conservatives have denounced it."
Now, two years later, Twitter has embraced the idea of Elsa being gay. On Monday, two days after the original tweet, #GiveElsaAGirlfriend was used nearly 5,000 times an hour. And there doesn't seem to be a lot of haters.