Disney presents its first openly gay character
Disney’s First Openly Gay Character in ‘Strange World’.

Unlike other Disney films featuring young, queer protagonists, «Strange World» does not feature a high-stakes coming-out scene. The film follows the Clade family, a “legendary family of explorers,” who attempt to “navigate an uncharted, treacherous land alongside a motley crew that includes a mischievous blob, a three-legged dog, and a slew of ravenous creatures,” per Disney.

While the epic computer-animated science adventure film will have a ‘slew of ravenous creatures’ and mysterious worlds, it will also feature a gay teen romance, which apparently is a first for Disney.

However, aside from including a queer narrative, Disney is also making history, with the Clades being a biracial family.

Co-director and writer Qui Nguyen told Variety: “I have a biracial family, so it was something that was easily relatable to me to [have] two people with very different backgrounds fall in love.

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“And now my kid walks both those lines of us — fully Asian, fully Jewish — and that was something I understood inherently.”

Strange World will hit theaters on November 23, making it the perfect movie to watch with your perhaps homophobic relatives after a hearty Thanksgiving feast.