Fans Say ‘Luca’ Features an LGBTQ+ Relationship And They Love It!

in Movies & TV, Pixar

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Walt Disney Studios and Pixar just released their 23rd motion picture together — Luca, which is now streaming exclusively on Disney+ on June 18 — free of charge!

And now, after Disney fans have finally watched Luca, some are speculating that the film features a character from the LGBTQ+ community.

Related: First Look at Pixar’s Upcoming Film ‘Luca’ as Details Emerge

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In fact, one Disney fan, who goes by Aaron, took to Twitter to share:

i KNOW #Luca isn’t an explicitly gay movie. i know that.

but a movie about two adolescent boys growing up with a secret about their identity in a conservative town that persecutes people for that very secret?

Pixar knows what they did there

Related: Pixar Employees Reportedly Demoralized With ‘Luca’ Skipping Theaters

And another Twitter user, who goes by loki’s gf ! kari, expressed:

#Luca is one of the most beautiful queer-coded films i’ve ever seen. it perfectly captures the feeling of the best friend you’re kinda in love with as a young gay kid, the confusion, the fear of being different & hiding.. despite it using sea monster metaphors to do it. 1000/10!!

Another Disney fan Tweeted:

// luca spoilers

“some people, they’ll never accept him, but some will. and he seems to know how to find the good ones”
this movie is about being gay this is proof idc idc

At this time, Disney has not confirmed if the characters in Luca are part of the LGBTQ+ community, but it is clear that queer communities have highly embraced several other Disney characters, despite if they have been confirmed to be part of the LGBTQ community or not.

In fact, Raya from Raya and the Last Dragon has felt like the closest step to representing a gay character within a Disney movie. Kelly Marie Tran even confirmed her Disney princess is gay.

Additionally, Frozen’s Elsa has been brought up quite often when it comes to this topic. But aside from Elsa, many were quick to believe Josh Gad’s Lefou was romantically interested in Luke Evans’s Gaston in the live-action Beauty and the Beast.

And as for Pixar, Onward did feature the company’s first openly LGBTQ character, which many felt was a step in the right direction.

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In case you are not familiar, the official synopsis of Luca reads:

Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, the original animated feature is a coming-of-age story about one young boy experiencing an unforgettable summer filled with gelato, pasta and endless scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his newfound best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a deeply-held secret: he is a sea monster from another world just below the water’s surface.

Luca is now streaming Disney+. If you are not yet signed up for the streaming service, you can get started here.

Have you seen Luca yet? What are your thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.

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