Pixar released a queer coming out story and it’s beautiful


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Pixar has premiered new heartwarming short film Out, featuring the studio’s first-ever LGBTIQ lead character.

The nine-minute short Out stars a young gay man named Greg, who’s not yet out to his parents. He’s in the middle of moving to live with his boyfriend, Manuel.

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But unexpectedly, Greg’s parents show up unannounced with a casserole to give Greg a helping hand with the move.

Caught unawares, Greg scrambles to cover up evidence of his sexuality and his relationship, including a framed photo of the happy couple.

But then the short picks up a Freaky Friday-esque, body-swap plot where Greg and his dog Jim suddenly switch places.

“With some help from his precocious pup and a little bit of magic, Greg might learn that he has nothing to hide,” the synopsis reads.

Out was released on streaming service Disney+ at the weekend as part of Pixar’s SparksShorts series.

The mini movie, which is “based on a true story”, was written and directed by Pixar veteran Steven Clay Hunter.

 

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The latest heartwarming tale from @Pixar’s #SparkShorts. Start streaming Out tomorrow on #DisneyPlus.

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Viewers took to social media to applaud Pixar for the sweet story.

One person tweeted that it as a “fantastical glimpse into how wrong it feels keeping your true self bottled up inside.”

Another wrote, “I only cried a lot.”

Pixar’s Onward also featured a lesbian mum earlier this year

Earlier this year, Pixar featured a gay character in the feature film Onward. It’s also available to stream on Disney+.

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In the film, two characters discuss parenting with two female police officers.

A purple cyclops named Specter, voiced by Lena Waithe, shares, “It’s not easy being a new parent. My girlfriend’s daughter got me pulling my hair out, okay?”

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