Finding Dory, the Finding Nemo sequel, has recently released a new trailer that gave rise to a speculation that the movie has a lesbian couple.
If the speculation is true, this would be Disney Pixar’s first animated film to include a lesbian couple.
The moment that gave rise to the rumors occurs at almost three minutes into the trailer. In the scene, an octopus knocks a child out of her stroller at an aquarium.
It can be seen that the child is out of the stroller and her sippy cup is also knocked out.
In the very next scene, two women can be seen walking in front of the child. When the toddler is knocked, the two ladies turn around.
This is what Disney should learn from the lesbian couple in the “Finding Dory” trailer https://t.co/fFa4vjQ228
— Salon (@Salon) May 27, 2016
“Poor baby, let me get that for you,” one of the women says, picking up the cup.
The trailer for Finding Dory debuted on the Ellen Show last week. The film is the sequel to the 2003 blockbuster about the adventures of a clown fish.
In this new film, Ellen DeGeneres voices Dory. Dory is the protagonist – the amnesiac fish who goes out on an adventurous journey across the oceans to find her lost family.
I can't even count how many blogs and websites and gossip pages have posted something about that Finding Dory lesbian thing I started. 😳
— Matthew Gottula (@DLthings) May 27, 2016
Observant viewers were quick enough to interpret the brief scene from Finding Dory. The scene was only a few seconds long but it caused social media users to guess that the two women were a couple and might be the child’s parents, says The Guardian.
This particular issue is always talked about in social media campaigns. These campaigns ask film makers to feature more LGBT characters in popular movies.
For every person excited to see LGBT characters in film there's gonna be some clueless homophobes like these: pic.twitter.com/DRknHmGJnJ
— Matthew Gottula (@DLthings) May 29, 2016
These include #GiveElsaAGirlfriend, which was meant for the Disney princess to have a female romantic interest in the next “Frozen” movie.
Another one called #GiveCaptainAmericaABoyfriend is hoping that the beloved Cap will ultimately get over Peggy Carter.
There is a thriving call for animated films to include gay and LGBT characters, says Indiewire.