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Kate McKinnon Stars as Gay Elsa in SNL's Frozen Deleted Scenes

Kate McKinnon Stars as Gay Elsa in SNL's 'Frozen' Deleted Scenes

Kate McKinnon Stars as Gay Elsa in SNL's 'Frozen' Deleted Scenes

It's perfect.

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The internet has spent so much time clamoring for Disney to just admit that Elsa from Frozen is gay that Saturday Night Live finally stepped up to the plate to fix what the mouse has failed to acknowledge.

In last night’s episode, Kate McKinnon played Elsa in a series of deleted scenes from the DVD version of Frozen 2. While the skit mocks the movies on several points, including adding one black character to the sequel and Olaf being super creepy in general, it’s the first “deleted scene” that really got our attention.

“Hello? Is anyone there? Anna? Kristoff? Olaf? I’m gay? Is anyone there?” McKinnon’s Elsa calls out to an empty forest at the start of the skit.

“You have a fulfilling heterosexual marriage at the age of 18 and I’ve just spent two whole movies playing with snow, both are equal and good,” she later tells Anna as played by Cecily Strong, who responds with a song. Naturally.

“We all know, we all know, we’ve all known since you were a tween, when you dressed like Brienne of Tarth on three separate Halloweens,” Anna croons to the tune of the franchise’s iconic ‘Let It Go.’ “I don’t care what Disney says. The Twitter storm rages on—“

“The lack of any romantic interest doesn’t bother me anyway,” McKinnon finishes out.

It’s stupid and perfect and the only thing that makes it better is the subsequent voiceover in which the narrator for the DVD commercial says: “Whoa! Not sure I’m comfortable with that! If Elsa’s gay, she can turn my son gay, right? With her powers?”

While we’d like to hope that Disney would have Else come out of the closet in a more subtle and fulfilling way, it seems just as likely that the SNL version is all that we’ll ever get. So, much like the time they corrected Wonder Woman’s obnoxious lack of any queerness (which, you know, is actually a fully canon thing), we’ll take what we can get.

But we're still keeping our fingers crossed for Frozen 3.

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Rachel Kiley

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.

Rachel Kiley is presumably a writer and definitely not a terminator. She can usually be found crying over queerbaiting in the Pitch Perfect franchise or on Twitter, if not both.