The hidden metaphor behind ‘Luca’, the latest Pixar film

Disney, for the moment, He does not even want to hear about making LGTB + characters in your movies. It is true Pixar goes its own way and usually has less qualms than the Mickey Mouse company in modernizing its stories. Just for that they had a golden opportunity in this new movie, Luca, to give the public the first character of the company openly gay (or bisexual). But despite this, Pixar have not been able to take advantage of it.

Although neither Disney nor Pixar nor any other audiovisual company have the obligation to present characters of any kind; they would help a lot to normalize certain minorities in the world. In Spain, for example, homosexual marriage is allowed; despite this, homophobic attacks continue to occur. In addition, the reach of Disney and Pixar must be taken into account, which can help in many countries to understand that LGTB + people have rights. Remember that only in 30 countries equal marriage is allowed and that in many more homosexuals, bisexuals or transsexuals are still murdered because of it.

However, beyond what Disney and Pixar could do; a part of his audience already thinks that some of his characters are part of the collective. Li Shang (Mulán, 1998) is a bisexual icon; from Elsa (Frozen, 2013) has been said so much that it may be lesbian and the sexuality of the protagonist of Raya and the last dragon It was also debated a few months ago on social networks, as was that of another of its characters, Namaari. But to all this now is added, also, two of the characters of Luca.

Luca and Alberto, the two undisputed protagonists of the film with Giulia, they could be gay. Not only would much of the way they behave in heterosexual contexts be seen as liking each other; they love each other, they love each other. But, in addition, the story that tells Luca it can be seen as an interesting metaphor. And is that it can be read as if it were the discovery of sexuality by Luca and the subsequent exit from the closet. But we’ll talk about it a little later.

From here, the spoilers They’re a very important part of the article. If you haven’t seen the movie and want to enjoy it, better come back when you’ve already seen it.