The highly anticipated “Finding Nemo” sequel, “Finding Dory,” may just feature Disney Pixar’s first on-screen lesbian couple.
A new trailer for “Finding Dory” was released last week, and over the weekend, fans with a keen eye noticed a couple that appears briefly in the trailer.
Disney has not commented on whether or not the two women featured momentarily in the trailer are lesbians.
Still, some fans were quick to express their excitement over the scene.
IM SO HAPLY THEY'RE PUTTING A LESBIAN COUPLE IN FINDING DORY!!!❤❤❤THIS IS SO AWESOME!!! I approve of this, Disney, I approve— ⊬ Josh Phun l-/ (@timmy6919) May 27, 2016
If the rumors are true and the first lesbian couple in a disney movie ever is in #FindingDory YAY for a big important step to acceptance!!!!— Skyleigh Ann (@Skyleigh_Ann) May 27, 2016
If the rumors are true & there's a lesbian couple in finding dory then that's amazing and so important for an entire community of people— Alicia Melissa (@MsAliciaMelissa) May 30, 2016
Some Twitter users speculated Ellen DeGeneres, who voices Dory, had something to do with the addition.
What do you think Ellen's deal was for coming back for #FindingDory?— Calvin (@aurosan) May 24, 2016
why would there not be a lesbian couple in finding dory?? y'all forget it's Ellen doing the voice of dory?? tf— buffy (@destiniemeeves) May 31, 2016
DeGeneres came out in 1997 and has been married to Portia de Rossi since 2008.
News of the possible lesbian couple in “Finding Dory” comes after fans have been campaigning for Disney to reveal “Frozen’s” Elsa is a lesbian. The Twitter campaign #GiveElsaAGirlfriend made headlines in recent weeks, as did a similar campaign for Captain America to have a boyfriend.