‘Finding Nemo’ sequel to feature ‘transgender stingray’

‘Finding Nemo’ sequel to feature ‘transgender stingray’

Disney Pixar’s upcoming “Finding Nemo” sequel features a transgender stingray, lead voice actress Ellen DeGeneres says.

“There’s a stingray that’s becoming sting-Rhonda, so there’s a trans sting in the movie,” Ms. DeGeneres said in an interview with USA Today.

That’s not the only nod to the LGBT community being speculated upon in “Finding Dory,” a spinoff of the 2003 underwater odyssey, which opens in theaters Friday.

Fans spotted what appears to be a lesbian couple in one of the movie’s trailers. Director Andrew Stanton would not confirm the rumor to USA Today, but said “there is no right or wrong answer” about the sexual orientation of the couple.

Disney’s stance on LGBT rights in the public square is less ambiguous.

The company and its subsidiary, Marvel Studios, threatened to boycott Georgia earlier this year over a law aimed at protecting faith-based organizations and preachers who disagree with same-sex marriage.

Continue reading →

Commenting Policy

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, vulgarity, profanity, all caps, or discourteous behavior. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain a courteous and useful public environment where we can engage in reasonable discourse.

You may use HTML in your comments. Feel free to review the full list of allowed HTML here.