A Gay Character Is The Lead Of Pixar’s Short ‘Out’ And It Will Hit You In The Feels
“Out” is the latest Pixar short with a heartwarming story that will make you cry buckets.
The studio-first, stars a gay male character named Greg who is struggling to come out as gay to his parents. Just when his parents come to help Greg move, a “rainbow-riding purple sparkly” cat and a pink dog, swap the dog’s body with Greg’s.
Sounds pretty adorable.
Pixar’s latest short follows Greg while he struggles to come out to his parents.
The short, which is just under 10 minutes, debuted on Friday on the Disney+ streaming service and was written and directed by Steven Clay Hunter. The filmmaker has produced various Pixar films, including “Toy Story 4” and “Finding Dory,” and has been an active part of Pixar’s SparkShorts series. If you already didn’t know, the shorts series are meant to highlight and discover new storytellers and give them space and support to experiment with different approaches to animation.
Of course, users on Twitter were quick to make the hashtag #PixarOut go viral in no time.
Many expressed their gratefulness for having a project that promotes diversity and love, while others lamented not having had access to such a film sooner when they were growing up and coming out.
The new Pixar film opens a pretty big door for Disney and its audiences.
Last year, the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation (GLAAD)revealed a study that found only 18.4% of mainstream films released in 2018 had included LGBTQ characters. At the same time it highlighted that none of Disney’s releases at the time had an LGBTQ character.
“Out” is on Disney + for you to check out!