#I don’t have the emotional energy to sit here and think about hopes and dreams#and shattering and crashing feeling inevitable while safety and sanctuary (home) seem just out of reach#the kinds of strength it takes to walk knowingly into certain destruction#and what kinds to face (every type of) destruction with unshakeable belief#these two#out of time and too long unable to grasp the truth right in front of them (and too often unable to touch the woman right there)#Bering and Wells#and these Dr. Horrible lines just make it so much worse (because Billy got what he wanted and it only cost him a Penny) (GFDI TYPEY)
Favourite Movies: The Princess Diaries (2001)"You try living for 15 years thinking that you’re one person, and then in five minutes, you find out you’re a princess. Just in case I’m not enough of a freak already, let’s add a tiara!"
After watching Disney’s snowy magical movie, Frozen, many of us have fallen in love with the beautiful sorceress, Elsa. A movement was then quick to grow in the LGBTA community, claiming Elsa to be queer herself. However, this assertion seemed to have struck a cord with many in the straight community, where they are continuously responding with rebuttals towards the claim with arguments such as, “Just because Elsa doesn’t have a love interest in the movie, doesn’t make her gay and/or asexual.” or, “Elsa is not singing about concealing her sexuality, she is singing about concealing her powers.”, but the thing is, those who see Elsa as queer, know this! They know that a lack of a love interest does not mean that a person is queer, just like straight people know that a lack of love interest does not mean that a person is straight (God, I hope straight people know this). We (as the LGBTA community) know that Elsa’s isolated life is due to her powers, not her sexuality. These two reasons are not directly why we see Elsa as Queer, they are why we indirectly see her as such.
Elsa’s life is a perfect analogy for growing up queer (especially gay) in current society. She told herself (and was told by her parents) to “Conceal. Don’t feel. Put on a show. Make one wrong move and everyone will know.” Later on, when everyone does find out her deep dark secret, she sings “Let it go,” a song, if you put it into queer context, is a coming out ballad.
With all these relatable life occurrences between Elsa and the average queer viewer, the viewer is quick to place themselves in Elsa’s shoes, and see her as them, which means: not-straight.
This is why there is such a strong ‘Elsa is Queer’ movement. We see her as Lesbian (or even asexual or bisexual) because we see ourselves in her. The fact that Elsa lacks a love interest is only an extra bonus for us, it’s not why we see her as being queer, in the slightest.
So, if you see an ‘Elsa is Queer’ post, here online, yet, you don’t personally see her as such, please don’t be petty and say that she’s straight, or that she’s not queer until proven queer, because, Elsa is queer based on life style, not necessarily on her sexuality. Which seems rather odd, I know, but it’s all us queer folk have in the ‘Disney Princess Universe’, so please try to be respectful towards our fandom. We aren’t asking you to come over to it, we’re just asking you to let it be if it’s bothersome to you. Seriously, you, straight people, literally have all the other Disney Princesses, so please leave us our Elsa, who is so very powerful to us, because she it us.