Finding Dory

June 14, 2016

Finding Dory, a highly anticipated movie comes out this Friday and “Finding Nemo” fans like myself are excited.The Pixar film follows Dory’s journey as she tries to find her family, and features the vocal talents of Eugene Levy, Diane Keaton, Dominic West, Ty Burrell and Idris Elba.Few days ago, Ellen DeGeneres joked that there is a transgender stingray in Finding Dory. The talk show host voices the lead character of Dory, a fish with short-term memory loss who appeared in the movie’s 2003 prequel Finding Nemo.Ellen, who returns to the sequel opposite Finding Nemo co star Albert Brooks, says Finding Dory is much darker than the 2003 prequel.”I think it is both darker and lighter. It’s more complex and layered, and there’s more messaging in it. And it’s still obviously a kid’s film, and it’s an animated Disney Pixar film, but it’s more.I think adults will be equally, if not more, drawn to this film,” she explained.”I love that each of these characters is flawed, and they’re all going through a little bit of a struggle. And, they use their disabilities to actually be their strength.Grapevine have swirled about the film after the release of the trailer, which apparently showed a lesbian couple pushing a stroller. The new Finding Dory trailer has sparked a heated online debate over speculation the children’s film features a lesbian couple. You could miss it in a blink of an eye but a brief scene in the new Finding Dory trailer has got everybody talking about what could be a first for Disney Pixar.Just over a minute into the clip a toddler is pictured dropping her bottle after being knocked by a stroller.Finding Dory is directed by Andrew Stanton and features the voice of popular television host Ellen DeGeneres as the forgetful blue fish. The suggestion that lesbianism could feature isn’t actually true according to the trailer I watched (below), the trailer does feature a brief scene with two women, a toddler and a stroller.

Since one of the women has short hair and is wearing a peacoat, some have assumed it’s a lesbian couple raising a child. It might be, or it might be sisters or cousins or neighbors or roommates or co-workers or two women who ran into each other at the park. Unless, of course, you believe that all women with short hair or peacoats are lesbians, or that any woman standing next to a woman dressed like that means that both of them are lesbians. They might indeed be, but it seems like a leap powered entirely by stereotypes.Songwriter Roger Radcliffe lives as a bachelor with his Dalmatian, Pongo. One day he meets a handsome man walking a dalmation in the park across the road, and the pair fall in love. Also their dalmations fall in love. They are visited by Cruella De Vil, their drag queen friend. They keep adopting stray dogs and become known as the couple to go to if you need a dog looked after. They love dogs. Cruella funds them to help them open a pet friendly and LGBTQI friendly bed and breakfast. They all live happily ever after.In this movie, successful and happy actress Amber Heard voices Bam-bi, a white-tailed male deer who has dated both female and male and nonconforming deer in the past and then happens to fall in forever love with a doe. Nobody accuses him of “actually being gay” or “being greedy”. Also no mothers are shot. They live happily ever after. A young bookworm named Bellesbian is sick of rejecting the advances of a man called Gaston, and actually all men, because she is secretly a lesbian. She gets lost and ends up in a castle owned by ‘The Beast’, voiced by Orange is the New Black star Lea DeLaria. Bellesbian falls in love with The Beast after they spend an evening listening to Tegan and Sara by candlelight. She professes her love, and it transforms The Beast into a handsome butch lesbian wearing a custom leather jacket. They live happily ever after.Ellen, who is married to actress Portia de Rossi, joked that she was unaware of any homosexual themes within the movie. “I don’t know if it’s true, I don’t know if there is, or if she just has a bad short haircut,” she told USA Today of the rumoured gay character. “Who knows if she’s a lesbian?” “But actually, I’ll tell you a little secret,” Ellen laughed. “There’s a Sting-Ray that’s becoming Sting-Rhonda, so there’s a trans-sting in the movie.”Overall I have a good reason to be excited.

Contador Harrison