Luca: the new Pixar could hide its first gay protagonist

Luca: the new Pixar could hide its first gay protagonist

Luca, the magic of summers in Italy

We knew that Pixar had to release a new film this year and that its premiere will take place in the summer, so its official preview was coming up. No sooner said than done. The first trailer of the film is already in circulation, thanks to which we can know much better what the plot of this new story is about.

And the fact is that if there is something in particular about Pixar’s proposals, it is that they are, above all, windows to incredible stories very well told and that always connect with the public, both child and adult. Far from the proposals of Disney, its owner, much more focused on a younger viewer, Pixar has known how to give us the right dose of innocence always mixed with winks and situations that only the oldest ones can fully understand.

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Clear examples of this are found in tapes such as Up (often start), Toy story or even Soul, the latest production of the house in which they talk about personal motivations and search for identity, always from that halo that makes a child can enjoy it 100% without understanding all its importance.

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With Luca It seems that we will live the same thing again. In it we will meet a child who with his new best friend They live an intense and unforgettable summer in a coastal town on the Italian Riviera. What nobody knows is that these two children are actually sea monsters, capable of transforming into humans when they come out of the water, to fit in with each other. And that is where the great moral of this story could be. What is Pixar trying to tell us this time?

Synopsis of the film

Synopsis official of the Pixar tape reads as follows:

Set in a beautiful seaside town on the Italian Riviera, the original animated film is a coming of age story about a boy who experiences an unforgettable summer filled with endless ice cream, pasta, and scooter rides. Luca shares these adventures with his new best friend, but all the fun is threatened by a very deep secret: he is a sea monster from another world just below the surface of the water.

First homosexual protagonist?

It would not be the first time that Pixar introduced a homosexual character in its films, although they have never received much attention. In Onward, Police Officer Specter, a minor character in the film, is in a relationship with another woman. Likewise, the franchise has a short call Out (Leave) in which its protagonist is gay – in fact, the plot revolves around the concealment of his condition from his family – and that generated a certain stir (due to the novelty it entailed) when it premiered on Disney + within the so-called SparkShorts.

Now, although the company has not openly confirmed it or the trailer indicates it, it seems that Luca would also be homosexual. This is assured by several specialized media in the industry that firmly maintain that their director has wanted to speak on this occasion about the acceptance of others and the need that some people sometimes feel to hide their true identity in order to fit in.

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Some even call her the Call me by your name of the animated world and this film directed by Luca Guadagnino and released in 2017 that has so many fans speaks precisely of the relationship of a teenager and a young man who meet one summer in Italy and live a beautiful love story.

The Pixar film will not go “that far” -it would be a real surprise to be wrong-, but it would take advantage of its narrative capacity to take us to a context that unfortunately many people from the LGTBIQ + community still live today.

Direction and cast by Luca

Enrico Pink house He is in charge of directing this new Pixar film, ensuring that what he tells draws a lot from his own experiences during his summers in Italy (he was born in Genoa). In one of them he met his best friend, when he was 11 years old, a boy very different from him who helped him grow and marked him forever.

Casarosa has been working at Pixar for years and in fact has collaborated on other very famous titles such as the aforementioned Up or the popular Coconut, set in Mexican culture. It has even been nominated in 2012 for an Oscar in the category for best animated short by Moon.

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In the original English version, Jacob tremblay (the child of the wonderful Room) gives voice to Luca Paguro himself, while Jack Dylan Grazar (Item, Beautiful boy, We are who we are) does the same with his friend, Alberto Scorfano. Maya rudolph (Forever) dubs Daniela and Kim Gaffigan (Tesla) to Lorenzo.

As for production, its manager is Andrea Warren, who has titles such as Wash or Cars 3.

Animated movie trailer

We leave you below with Luca’s official trailer for you to enjoy. As you will see, the film pays a charming tribute to the Italian coast, with an exquisite setting and illustrations that will transport us fully to the wonderful towns of the Genoa area and its surroundings.

Luca trailer in original version

Trailer of Luca dubbed English

When is Luca premiering?

The film should hit theaters in the summer of 2021, in the month of June, Although with so many delays and changes due to the pandemic, it is better not to burn anything until we are closer to the estimated date. Who knows if it could suffer some inevitable delay.


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