"High School Musical" character Ryan Evans has long been rumored to be gay. Now it's confirmed with a same-sex kiss in Disney's "HSMTMS" trailer.
Kenny Ortega, who directed the movie trilogy, previously discussed Ryan's alluded sexuality.
"I was concerned because it was family and kids, that Disney might not be ready to cross that line and move into that territory yet," Ortega told Variety in 2020. "So, I just took it upon myself to make choices that I felt that those who were watching would grab."
The director, who is gay, said he preferred to make Ryan queer-coded out of the worry that Disney would not approve of him being out.
Do you agree with Ortega that this would have happened with Disney in 2006?