Bo Peep channels ‘lesbian energy’ in Toy Story comeback

Bo Peep in Toy Story 4

Twitter users have claimed that Pixar character Bo Peep is channelling “lesbian energy” after it was announced she would make a comeback after a 20-year absence in Toy Story 4 following a makeover.

The official Twitter page of Disney•Pixar revealed on Monday (January 28) that Bo Peep (voiced by Annie Potts) would return for the latest instalment of Toy Story, having last appeared in a speaking role in the film franchise in 1999.

“See Bo Peep in #ToyStory4 in theaters June 21,” a post by Disney•Pixar said.

Bo Peep dons new outfit for Toy Story 4 return

The post also included a image of Bo Peep striking a powerful pose, dressed in a light blue jumpsuit and purple cape.

The costume is a far cry from Bo Peep’s outfit in previous Toy Story movies—a pink and white dress, paired with a bonnet.


—Twitter user

Twitter users were quick to compare Bo Peep’s new look to female warrior characters in films, such as Rey from Star Wars and Uma Thurman’s The Bride in Kill Bill.

Others claimed that Bo Peep’s transformation could be indicative of her sexuality.

One person wrote: “Pixar rly said f*ck woody lives and gave bo peep raw lesbian energy huh.”

Bo Peep as pictured for Toy Story 4

Disney Pixar posted about Bo Peep’s return on Twitter. (DisneyPixar/Twitter)

“Bo peep says lesbian rights!,” a second person wrote.


And a fourth user posted: “Lowkey really want Bo Peep to be a lesbian after all this time .”

Twitter users claim Bo Peep is channeling “lesbian energy” in comeback costume

Bo Peep last featured in Toy Story 2 (1999) and was notably absent from Toy Story 3 (2010).

The porcelain shepherdess was Woody’s romantic interest in Toy Story 1 and 2, playing a relatively minor part.

It was revealed that her previous owner Andy had given her away to a new owner in Toy Story 3.

However, she is set to take on a major role in Toy Story 4.

While Bo was a member of the original crew in Toy Story 1 & 2, a heartbreaking exchange at the start of 2010’s Toy Story 3 between Woody and Rex confirmed owner Andy had given her away.

A 10-second promotional video for Toy Story 4 shows Woody and Buzz Lightyear being reunited with Bo Peep, who bursts through the background of the set.

“Bo’s taken control of her own destiny,” said Josh Cooley, director of Toy Story 4, in a press release.

“While Woody was watching Andy grow up, Bo gathered dust until she took it upon herself to head out into the world. And when Woody shows up, they can’t believe that they’ve found each other again.”

Toy Story 4 is set to be released in in theatres in the US on June 21 2019.