I know what you’re thinking. We need more content on television. Sometimes, you sit down to stream something on television and there are eight million options, but you still end up watching The Office. Again.
Maybe you heard about libraries holding “drag queen story time” and thought that, maybe, the solution lie in tying these two things together. Well, apparently, you weren’t the only one. There are two new animated shows to be released soon which feature drag queens. In one, the drag queens are themselves children.
First, we have Drag Tots, which takes place in a school for toddler drag queens. Here’s the trailer:
The scary voiceover at the beginning tells us that “In a world on the brink of chaos, where fear is the rule of the land, the voices of a generation have banded together to give our planet what it needs,” while images of tornadoes and Donald Trump flash on the screen. Then we get to kids in drag who, apparently, are going to save us.
The other is the Netflix offering Super Drags about drag queen superheroes.
The description reads:
During the day, they work in a department store and deal with their uptight bitchy boss. By night, they tighten up their corsets and transform into the baddest SUPER DRAGS in town, ready to combat shade and rescue the world’s glitter from the evil villains. Get ready, because the SUPER DRAGS are going deeper than you think.
As I’ve written before, I have no problem with people offering options and letting the market decide, but let’s not fool ourselves. Would Netflix offer a show in which the heroes were supporters of traditional marriage? Can you imagine the outrage? Would mainstream outlets like Entertainment Weekly or Billboard have written about a characters “ability to put haters in their place” if the haters in question were hating on pro-lifers or those who would take away our rights to bear arms? Of course not. It is unimaginable.
2018 is a weird place.