The trailer for Pixar’s Finding Dory has been released to both fanfare and controversy after viewers pointed out the two-minute clip may feature a lesbian couple.
While some parents already declared they would be boycotting the follow-up to Finding Nemo after the latest trailer was released last week, others rejoiced and pledged their support for the film.
Audiences have been pushing the animation studio for greater LGBT representation, with recent campaigns on social media calling for Frozen’s Queen Elsa to be paired off with another woman in the upcoming sequel.Finding Dory has already garnered considerable buzz for its June release after the latest trailer dropped last week, racking up more than four million views.
At one point in the clip, Tank the octopus makes its way into a stroller, and two women turn around, shocked that the baby has suddenly transformed into an eight-legged sea creature.
One viewer suggested the women were a couple, and Twitter lit up with excitement over the possibility.
While subtly suggested gay characters have made an appearance in Pixar films like Frozen and Zootopia, viewers celebrated what could be the animation studio’s first-ever representation of lesbians.
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