Here's Why The Director Of 'Frozen' Isn't Opposed To Giving Elsa A Girlfriend

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This will probably come as a surprise to many casual Frozen fans, but the director of the hit Disney movie recently addressed a long-standing fan theory that Elsa could be a lesbian.

So if you weren't aware, the internet has been talking about Elsa's sexuality ever since the movie came out. She didn't have any sort of love interest in the film — incredibly rare in the Disney universe for a seemingly adult princess — so the question is definitely open for discussion. Plus, some of the more hardcore fans have gone through bits of dialogue and the lyrics of "Let It Go" to prove their point.

All of this led to #GiveElsaAGirlfriend, which predictably gained just as much support as it did controversy. Some say it'd be a bold and necessary move for a studio which has notoriously shied away from LGBTQ inclusivity, while others say outing Elsa would just be, "pushing the gay agenda."

Well finally, the matter is (somewhat) settled. Co-director and writer Jennifer Lee recently did an interview and addressed the question of Elsa's sexuality:

“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. It means the world to us that we’re part of these conversations.”

But if you were hoping for a final resolution, Lee's going to leave you disappointed. “Where we’re going with it, we have tons of conversations about it, and we’re really conscientious about these things,” she continued, “For me... Elsa’s every day telling me where she needs to go, and she’ll continue to tell us. 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.”

While Lee is definitely the boss and will ultimately decide the character's path, the cast of the movie has previously commented on the speculation too. Kristen Bell, who voiced Elsa's sister Anna for the movie, responded to the idea with, "Whatever Elsa wants to do is up to her, and it’s up to us to support her. I cannot confirm or deny… I think in Frozen 1 she was young, so she’s still figuring stuff out.”

So will we see Elsa marrying another princess in the next movie? And much less importantly, can Olaf be the flower boy?