LGBT+ Disney fans are convinced that Mulan is bisexual – and we’re inclined to believe them. Earlier this year, it was revealed that the live-action remake of the 1998 classic Mulan will not feature bisexual icon Li Shang when it’s released in 2020.
But don’t worry – not only will we get to see our favourite cross-dressing soldier sooner than expected in Ralph Breaks the Internet: Wreck-It Ralph 2, but a promotional still has sparked speculation over sexuality. The shot of all the Disney princesses gathered together in lounge gear shows Mulan reclining in a beanbag, wearing a varsity-style jacket, high tops and cuffed jeans.
Last year, the concept spread across the internet that, in its own words, “cuffing ur jeans and tucking in baggy shirts is bisexual culture.” The meme has already expanded to include Spider-Man – or Bi-der Man, as the Marvel and therefore Disney character came to be known – and now Disney animators appear to have placed Mulan squarely in the same category.