Disney released the latest trailer for Pixar’s “Finding Dory” over the weekend and the internet is freaking out!
Apparently, many people believed that the production company featured their very first onscreen queer couple. Fans claimed that the 2 human female characters, who appeared briefly in the trailer, are a “lesbian couple”.
In the trailer, the 2 female characters in question, one wearing a dress while the other has short boyish hair, were returning a slippy cup to a toddler but were shocked to see Hank the Octopus in the baby stroller instead.
Disney hasn’t made any comments regarding the “lesbian couple” but that didn’t stop the LGBT community and Twitter users from showing their excitement:
— grace (@ItsGraceBoylan) May 24, 2016
IM SO HAPLY THEY'RE PUTTING A LESBIAN COUPLE IN FINDING DORY!!!❤❤❤THIS IS SO AWESOME!!! I approve of this, Disney, I approve
— IM/sick in mind/SRRY (@takingovertyjo) May 27, 2016
Some social media users speculated that Ellen DeGeneres, who voices the forgetful Dory, had something to do with the queer addition because she’s lesbian. The popular talk show host came out in 1997 and she has been married to actress Portia De Rossi since 2008. As one of the first few publicly gay Hollywood celebrities, she is highly influential among the LGBT community.
The trending topic came after Disney fans urged filmmakers to make queen Elsa from “Frozen” lesbian with the hashtag campaign, #GiveElsaAGirlfriend.
What do you think Ellen's deal was for coming back for #FindingDory?
— Calvin (@calvinstowell) May 24, 2016
“Finding Dory” is the animated sequel to “Finding Nemo” (2003) and it takes place 6 months after the events of the first movie. The film centres on Dory’s (played by Ellen DeGeneres) journey to reunite with her mother (played by Diane Keaton) and father (played by Eugene Levy).
Slated for release on 17th June, the movie also stars Ed O’Neill as Hank the octopus, Kaitlin Olson as Bailey the whale, Hayden Rolence as Nemo, and Albert Brooks as Marlin.
Watch the latest trailer for the sequel below and don’t forget to look out for the “lesbian couple”:
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