Cultural commentators on the loony left have expressed anger and disappointment after Enrico Casarosa, the director of Pixar’s recent animated kids film Luca, confirmed that the Disney-produced family flick is not about a gay love affair between two prepubescent boys.
Digital news blog Polygon had reported that “online commenters hoped Luca would possibly be Pixar’s first queer love story for the theater” despite the film being about a friendship between a 13 and 14-year-old boy, but director Casarosa clarified that it’s “about a friendship before girlfriends and boyfriends come in to complicate things.”
The innocent kids flick follows the story of two sea monsters in Italy who take human form after stepping onto land. The pair befriend local girl Giulia and help her take on town bully Ercole in an annual town race.
But since the film dropped on streaming service Disney+ two weeks ago, militant gay activists on the left have demanded that the film should be seen as a gay romance story – while others have blasted Pixar for refusing to say that the characters are gay.
Others have compared it to the controversial 2017 film Call Me By Your Name, which was celebrated by critics despite depicting a sexual relationship between a teenage boy and a 24-year-old pederast.
The bizarre left-wing outrage over the animated movie has been skewered by popular Daily Wire host Matt Walsh, who said: “Nothing is allowed to be simple, and innocent, and straightforward anymore. Not when there’s so much indoctrinating to be done, and so little time to do it.
“And that’s why so many people on the LGBT left and in the media have spent the last several days insisting that Luca must in fact be a gay movie.
“It’s not a gay movie. The boys are not gay. And there’s no romance between them – which is good because the characters are prepubescent children.
“We’re not yet at the point where Pixar will release a movie about eight-year-old boys in love. We may get there eventually, but for some on the left that time can’t come soon enough.”