June 13, 2016


Ellen DeGeneres Says 'Finding Dory' Will Have a Transgender Stingray


Finding Dory is one of the summer's anticipated movies, not because we've been waiting for the sequel for more than a decade, but because it is including the LGBTQIA community.

In an interview with USA Today, Ellen DeGeneres said the film will be darker and more complex than 2003's Finding Nemo. The actress/comedian, who voices Dory once again, revealed there will be a transgender character. "There's a stingray that's becoming sting-Rhonda, so there's a trans sting in the movie," she said.

Ellen also jokingly weighed in on those rumors about a possible same-sex couple in the film, after this new trailer emerged: "I don't mind the question and I don't know if its true or not, or if she just has a bad short haircut. Who knows if she is a lesbian?"

Last week, director Andrew Stanton gave a blurred response in regards to the speculation. "They can be whatever you want them to be. There's no right or wrong answer. We have not asked that of any of the couples in any of our shots in any of our movies," he said.

Finding Dory swims to theaters on June 17. While you wait, test your knowledge on classic Disney songs with our ultimate trivia quiz.