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'Frozen 2' Is Going Viral Years Before Its Release

May 2nd 2016

By:
Laura Donovan

There's something about the Disney film "Frozen" and fans simply can't "let it go."

It's been three years since the first film, and part of the reason for the continued interest in "Frozen" is the movie's confirmed sequel, which is reportedly a few years away from release. In March, "Frozen" star Kristen Bell said that production for the second film was slated to start in April, adding that the writers completed the script but were still making "tweaks."

Now, fans are asking the "Frozen 2" producers to give character Elsa a female love interest in the sequel through the viral hashtag #GiveElsaAGirlfriend.

After its 2013 release, "Frozen" was touted for its progressive and refreshing take on heterosexual relationships in a Disney movie, so fans want the second film to take this a step further by incorporating an LGBT relationship into the story. It all started over the weekend, when Twitter user @lexi4prez apparently launched the hashtag, according to Refinery29.

"We will tackle other issues that, I think, are out there today that boys and girls, men and women, are dealing with," Chris Buck, the director of "Frozen," told MTV News regarding the sequel last year. "I think we’re very aware of what is happening in society. I don’t think any of us take [them] lightly, even though they can be very funny and entertaining, the messages that our movies have and the influence they can have on young people."

In "Frozen," Elsa famously criticizes her sister Anna when she wants to marry someone she just met, a storyline that many found progressive for a Disney film since Disney princess films don't typically incorporate this kind of message in plot lines.

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