Yesterday morning,when I looked up information for Frozen's sequel,I found something that baffled my mind beyond belief.It was an article,which stated that Idina Menzel herself,is a supporter for making Elsa a lesbian and giving her a girlfriend.
Where the hell do I even begin with this idea...? Well,let's start with what my reaction towards it was.
When I first saw this yesterday,I was both sad and furious.Even when I had class in the morning,I couldn't shake this out of my head.I think this is even worse than that time they ব্যক্ত they're going to প্রদর্শনী a আরো playful side of Elsa!
Before we actually begin this article,let's get some things out of the way first:
First,I'm not going to rant here as much as I did in my "What I want the sequel for ফ্রোজেন to do" article.I have calmed down since yesterday and I'll try to be আরো justifiable and less angry.
Second,if আপনি disagree with me,more power to you! We all have different opinions and I can certainly respect that.
Third,if there's going to be part in this প্রবন্ধ that আপনি don't like,then I'm sorry.I never meant to insult anyone.
Fourth,because I had a lot of things in my mind,I'm sorry if this প্রবন্ধ is kind of all over the place.
Now,when I ব্যক্ত that Elsa being a lesbian is idiotic,it's not because I'm a homophobe,because I'm not.I have become আরো accepting of gay people,and I've learned to be আরো accepting and respectful of them.
No,my reasons as to why I believe it's stupid,are justifiable and are not based on prejudice অথবা homophobia,but rather common sense.
One of those reasons being is that,many people believe the "Let It Go" moment is suppose to represent homosexual people being able to প্রদর্শনী their true selves.But it's not entirely true.
Many have zeroed in on Elsa.Elsa has come to represent alternative lifestyles.She seems to be a role model for those who don’t fit the “norm”. She steps out of society’s rules in several ways.For one,she’s one of the few ডিজনি heroines without a প্রণয় interest.Elsa also represents "freedom and tolerance". When Elsa “let it go” in the film,it seemed to send the message that told kids, “It’s okay to be yourself.Don’t conceal what’s inside”. This especially relates to the এলজিবিটি গোষ্ঠী because most of them often feel they have to “conceal” অথবা hide who they are to feel আরো “normal”. So for them,if anyone is to represent LGBT,it should be her.
There are many who are for the push and many who are against it.The conservative,religious folk just feel it isn’t right for their kids.There are also those অনুরাগী that already shipped her with Jack Frost.
দ্বারা the শিরোনাম of the article,you could guess that I'm completely against it.
The main reason being is that I don't think Elsa should be that character.
Mostly because...what’s wrong with a character being single? It’s bad enough for women to be damsels in distress,but let’s not forget that women are also often stereotypically clumped with the romance genre.It was refreshing to see a female character that showed no interest in romance and had no issues with betrothal অথবা anything marriage-related (like Merida). Just a refreshing story about a woman who wanted to break free and প্রদর্শনী her strengths.
I know what a lot of আপনি might be asking: "But Renegade! What does it matter if Elsa is gay অথবা not?"
If she becomes a lesbian,the movie will only sell in America…but the movie will be banned in other religious countries.So how is this going to be another billion dollar movie? If we’re thinking from a business perspective making Elsa gay can break the movie’s reputation and interfere with revenue.And its not because of what I believe [is] right and wrong.But rather most of the world is not as progressive অথবা tolerant of gay people like Americans.Elsa would do better being single,for the sake of making worldwide success.If they make her gay,this movie will be a financial flop worldwide and will be filled with criticism.
Also,why must Elsa find love? Part of her appeal was being a single and independent woman.She had different interests other than romance and proves that প্রণয় does not always have to be romantic.The first movie proved that.By giving her a romantic প্রণয় interest,it will deviate from that message:that প্রণয় does not always have to be romantic to save the day.The bond between sisters saved the day.I think they should focus on that.
…Why must we change (her from being single and independent to suddenly being a romantic) to fit an agenda? Why don’t they ask for a brand new character that is gay? Elsa was inspirational because she was single.By saying she should be gay অথবা straight,people are insinuating that a person should never be without a romantic partner and that being single is somehow “sad”. Why is her being alone such a bad thing? Why is being single not good enough for people? It’s like the world suspects if you’re not straight,you’re gay and there is no room to be single অথবা even in-between! I’m tired of people assuming a single woman অথবা a man who refuses to marry অথবা তারিখ is classified as “gay” (Trust me,I experienced that A LOT!). This just reinforces such stereotypes and doesn’t leave room for the imagination nor does it leave room for people to be okay living a single life regardless of their sexual orientation.
She was a loner and wanted to do her own thing.If this were to change,people like me would no longer relate to what made her character so great in the first place.She wasn’t focused on love,she focused on the powers inside of her.
Take the Lord of the Rings চলচ্চিত্র for instance.While they're great চলচ্চিত্র and changed a lot of cinema forever,there some are problems that still bother me.One of those problems being is that Sam and Frodo 's relationship looks আরো like a relationship between a gay couple,then a relationship between friends.
Now,if they were gay,I wouldn't mind that.Heck,I think it would actually be refreshing.But the problem with that is that Tolkien didn't want to প্রদর্শনী the power if love,but the power of friendship.And the চলচ্চিত্র makes them look like they প্রণয় each other as a couple,more than বন্ধু who look up for one-another.
And while it wouldn't bother me if they were gay,but that was not the intention of the Tolkien.So it just comes off as...kind of weird,to say the least.
The reason I referenced Lord of the Rings,it's because it's the same thing with Frozen.
ফ্রোজেন wanted to প্রদর্শনী that the প্রণয় between family members is just as strong as প্রণয় between two people.So দ্বারা sucking out Frozen's main theme,it will end up as forced and wholly unnecessary.
Sure,Anna had a romantic story with Kristoff,but it comes to প্রদর্শনী that there are differences between Elsa and Anna.Anna is romantic,while Elsa has no interest in it.That's why it bothers me so much if they give her a প্রণয় interest (Whether it be a male অথবা a female.).
And now comes the ranting part...:
I absolutely HATE the entire Elsa ship thing! She is not supposed to be with anyone! If people cannot realize that they are missing the whole point of her character in the movie.She is very strong and independent.She loves Anna to the end of the earth and back,but when it comes to romance,she has no time অথবা interest for it.She is alone and she is happy with finally just being able to be herself and have acceptance.She is a free spirit and a symbol to প্রদর্শনী young girls and women alike that what is important is being yourself.You don't have to pine after men (Or women in this case.) to be happy with your life regardless of the fact that society may frown upon it,but its your life and আপনি make the best of it.Not everyone is meant to be with someone and some women are just happier on their own and nothing anyone does অথবা says can change that.She is a symbol of strength,power,independence,and প্রণয় and to EVER pair her with ANYONE is just wrong and ruins the symbol she has become and the message she delivers to the film.
This is basically ডিজনি telling me:
"Oh,this character is single and is a role model for those who suffer from depression and loneliness! WELL SCREW YOU!!! We'll make her a lesbian because if someone is single,then they must be gay. Oh,you're single yourself,well then you're a sad,little gay fool.We all know that people being single is stupid!"
It honestly feels like ডিজনি has turned into that jackass from high-school who called আপনি a faggot (Sorry about that,I didn't mean to insult anyone.) because আপনি were single.
I'm sorry,I seemed to have projected myself in there a little bit.
On the same দিন I saw that article,I asked this প্রশ্ন on Quora :"Why does everyone believe that Elsa is a lesbian just because she didn't have a প্রণয় interest in Frozen?". After that,most of the উত্তর seemed to lean toward making her lesbian,which saddened me.As I said,I have absolutely nothing against homosexuals,but her character has been established to be single.
A commenter ব্যক্ত this: " It costs nothing, because ফ্রোজেন has already grossed about a billion dollars (before licensing) and kids will never (pardon the phrase) let it go, and despite the প্রশ্ন details, it’s not the equivalent of calling a man gay, because Elsa isn’t a real person and is whatever “her” creators say she is."
Yeah,that's a bunch of bullcrap (Sorry about that.). As I ব্যক্ত multiple times,if they make Elsa a lesbian,this movie would only gross in America because there are other countries in the world that aren't as progressive as America and are against homosexuality.And her character was meant to be a symbol that not everyone must find a প্রণয় interest to feel complete with their lives to be happy.
I'm not saying that আপনি should never be in প্রণয় with someone,that's ludicrous.What I meant is that "not EVERYONE" should,especially if they have no interest in it whatsoever.
And about that মতামত of caring about a fictional character,let me ask আপনি this question? Did আপনি ever have a character whom আপনি related to,looked up to,connected with,respected,enjoyed to the point আপনি wish it was real? I know that Elsa is a fictional character and can never be real, (That is,if the far future doesn't invent something to do so.) but that doesn't make her any less real to me.
I’m not proud of it,but sometimes I have issues with controlling my actions and temper.Before becoming a অনুরাগী of Frozen,it was a lot worse and when I lashed out,I would scare myself with what I would do.Once,when me and my classmates were waiting in the hallway for the teacher to come,I was পাঠ করা an প্রবন্ধ on my tablet,when suddenly,a girl came and accidentally made me drop it to the ground.I was so angry and I scared her and almost made her cry.I've been trying to get help,but my parents won't let me.But seeing how Elsa was able to control her powers দ্বারা the end helped me make progress even faster.Frozen (Or,should I say "Elsa" ) has saved me.
And it was the first time there was a ডিজনি female character,who had no interest in romance and didn't end up with anyone.I know that Merida did the same thing,but I couldn't really relate to her character,and she was a princess.Elsa was a কুইন and I could relate to her,which made her my favorite.
I don't want Elsa to be a lesbian and get a girlfriend in the sequel,not because I lust for her and want her for me.But because if she would end up as a lesbian,not only do I think it would make her less relatable for people like me,but also ruin what her character stands for.
In conclusion,if আপনি disagree with me,I won't try to stop আপনি from it.However,I do ask আপনি to understand where I'm coming from and why I'm against it.Not just from a personal level,but from a logical and business standpoint to.
As always,smell ya' later!