The director of ‘Luca’ is happy that the film impacted the LGBT community

‘Luca’, one of the last installations of Disney Pixar, premiered on June 18 and quickly became a commented title on social media. Everyone was delighted with the story of Italian children who profess great loyalty to each other.

The film had a strong impact on the community LGBT thanks to its adorable protagonists, a fact that surprised the director Enrico Casarosa, that in comments collected by CVBJ shared his opinion on the scope of ‘Luca’ among the gay community.

On the Italian Riviera, an unlikely but strong friendship grows between two sea monsters who are capable of disguising themselves as humans. The bond between “Luca” and “Alberto” is powerful, a bond that did not go unnoticed by the community. LGBT and that shone by giving them visibility in a movie of Pixar.

Although the film does not explicitly speak of a romance between the protagonists, subtle details make us think of a very, very deep affection. For its part, La casa rosa talks about the projections that the public puts on the protagonists and how important it is to see themselves represented, understood and celebrated.

I was a bit surprised, but sure, because we always thought with certainty, what was on our radar was that sea monsters were a wonderful metaphor for all kinds of differences. And great stories allow you to project your own problems onto the character. And we knew that we all have different ways of growing up and we have a hard time growing up, feeling different.

So we talked about race, we talked a bit about the LGBTQ community, but what we didn’t see was because we focused on pre-puberty and friendship, so we don’t necessarily think of them romantically. And also because my best friend and I are straight men, and again, we have our own story.


Although the director says that he did not think of a love relationship for his protagonists, the truth is that he is very proud that the fans have reinterpreted it with such success, and he declares himself a total ally of the community LGBT 🏳️‍🌈. He added:

But I was so glad that it resonated because, again, it’s about all the ways we feel different and it’s about being open and curious about others, rather than being scared. So I accepted it. Maybe I was surprised by how many wonderful fan art that were so good. So I consider myself a great ally, and I am very happy.

I’ve been asked many times: ‘But are they gay? I say, ‘Well, this is a movie about friendship, not romance.’ I think that’s the little thing that I like to specify, but I’m very happy. It talks about the need for that community to be more represented, it is not really where my inspiration came from, but I am very happy that it has resonated so much.


Diversity and representation have taken on a fundamental role in the entertainment industry. We see more and more characters LGBT taking the reins of wonderful and inspiring stories, that save the lives of people who in the past may have gone through difficult times of loneliness and misunderstanding.

The following films by Pixar son ‘Turning Red’ and ‘Lightyear’, the first scheduled for the March 11, 2022, the second for him June 17, also next year.

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