These Disney princess power couples will make your heart sing
We’re totally shipping #Megsmerelda
A "disaster lesbian and Wonder Woman enthusiast" has brightened up Twitter with her adorable (and genius) thread entitled Disney, But It’s All Gay. In this queer fairytale for the digital age, @harleivy shared a giddying stream of GIFs and fantastically PhotoShopped images of her dream animated couples.
esmeralda and megara. tell me they wouldn't be the most powerful girlfriends ever, i dare you pic.twitter.com/eUuFYujHwq— gabi (@harleivy) January 13, 2018
belle falling in love with ping and mulan, and eventually realizing that they’re the same person. my heart is crying, please yes pic.twitter.com/Wr72Z844TC— gabi (@harleivy) January 13, 2018
this is a simple one but... snow white and aurora would be the cutest thing ever too okay pic.twitter.com/Ze5uiY2G1N— gabi (@harleivy) January 14, 2018
pocahontas and ariel is a good tier ship dont fight me on this!!! pic.twitter.com/BNB3n9XgyO— gabi (@harleivy) January 13, 2018
not to be dramatic but tiana and jasmine would've been so cute together i think i'm gonna cry????? look at how SOFT pic.twitter.com/VSLpwSWo1z— gabi (@harleivy) January 14, 2018
ariel and nani are THAT ship. this concept is so good i'm having trouble going back to the real world where none of it actually happened pic.twitter.com/sTW0lFD2qx— gabi (@harleivy) January 14, 2018
belle and ariel!!! if belle fell in love with a whole ass dog you cant possibly tell me it'd be unrealistic for her to fall in love with a mermaid pic.twitter.com/X8JO9ravHk— gabi (@harleivy) January 14, 2018
now hear me out... tiana and mulan would complete each other so well. they'd be unstoppable together pic.twitter.com/TVwceTr0PO— gabi (@harleivy) January 14, 2018
a little more of esmeralda and megara, THE power couple of this thread pic.twitter.com/CToWsIrOEA— gabi (@harleivy) January 14, 2018
Other Twitter users joined in the fun, with @ellisrosehall adding a steamy snap of Ursula from The Little Mermaid getting frisky with the Evil Queen from Snow White.
WAIT it's already been done and it's perfect pic.twitter.com/uFDvphs0yv— Ellis Rose Hall (@ellisrosehall) January 13, 2018
More than just something cute to cheer up your commute, this gorgeous thread highlights the distinct lack of LGBTQ representation in Disney's current output. Yes, they pushed boundaries by making LeFou gay in the live action Beauty And The Beast, and there was that wait-did-I-just-see-that moment in Frozen when Oaken introduced his partner and kids enjoying a family day out in the sauna...
...But many viewers are still ravenous for more queer characters and for them to take leading rather than supporting roles. Oh and hey there Mr Disney, LeFou and Oaken are fab and all, but what about a little something for us girls?
Back when I wore pigtails and had permanently bruised knees, I idolised Disney princesses as much as the next socially-conditioned primary-schooler. As a grown-up, a Disney film and a mountain of carbs is my go-to hangover cure. I wonder, what difference would it have made to my life as a lezza if I'd had LGBTQ characters to look up to and dress up as when I was a young'un? Heck, I'm a real life adult now (or so I'm told) and if Disney offered up a lesberoine I'd cry rainbow sparkly tears of joy.
I'm not the only cartoon-crazy lady-loving lady. When Frozen became a bonafide blockbuster, #GiveElsaAGirlfriend took social media by storm and even Idina Menzel, the Broadway legend who voiced Elsa, got involved. She told Pride Source, “I’m excited that the conversation is happening. I can’t promise anybody that that’s what’s gonna happen. But deep down, am I really happy that it’s causing people to talk about it and have these kinds of conversations? Yeah I am.”
If Frozen producers are considering getting Elsa a GF, then @harleivy has a couple of suggestions.
elsa and merida... a wholesome ship ❤️ pic.twitter.com/PCWOla5677— gabi (@harleivy) January 14, 2018
elsa and rapunzel [girls like girls by hayley kiyoko plays over speakers] pic.twitter.com/8O6nnuP4hE— gabi (@harleivy) January 14, 2018
The last tweet in this glorious thread treated us sapphic scrollers to one last gleeful glimpse of Megsmerelda, along with an impassioned plea. Let's hope the Disney bigwigs take heed.
wrapping this up with my absolute fave from all these ships: esmeralda and meg. for more of these concepts, go to the tumblr blogs i linked as credit at the beginning of the thread!!! also, @Disney, stop being a bunch of cowards and GIVE US LGBT CHARACTERS/COUPLES!!! thank you pic.twitter.com/ZzUnAZ1gDo— gabi (@harleivy) January 14, 2018
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