Discovery+ plans to launch a new show in June called “Generation Drag” that follows five teens as they enter the world of drag queens.
It’s a wonder Disney did not conceptualize this first.
The six-episode series is executive produced by “Dancing With the Stars” host Tyra Banks, and follows the preparation of Jameson, Noah, Vinny, Bailey, and Nabela — along with their parents — for the grand finale. From the “some connections are too obvious to ignore” file, the series will conclude with a full drag queen performance by the teens at an annual event called “Dragutante.”
In Denver, Colorado. A quick internet check confirms this is the same Colorado that just last week offered asylum to Mickey and Minnie Mouse over Florida’s draconian laws protecting small children.
Organizers call Dragutante a “drag ball” for children ages eight to 18 where the kids “can express themselves through the performance art of Drag.” They boast that the participants are able to work side by side with professional drag queens to create their makeup and look as an expression of their “inner diva.”
They go on to tout the event as a way for professional drag queen performers and LGBTQIA+ community organizations to make a difference in the lives of the next generation. That’s an interesting admission.
Banks says the teens are “bravely navigating” their coming maturity and applauds the “beauty” of their acceptance. The former model adds she cannot wait for “these popping personalities” to display their “fierceness” for the audience.
Howard Lee, President of TLC Streaming and Network Originals, calls Generation Drag “a heartfelt and joyous coming of age series.”
In a nation where public libraries host events such as the “Drag Queen Story Hour,” such as this can hardly be surprising. The program actually has a website that touts having drag queens read stories to children “captures the imagination and play of the gender fluidity of childhood.”
A reality television series about teenage, often referred to as underage, drag queens. Is it any wonder that parents in Florida and Virginia along with cities and towns across the country are rebelling against what the entertainment industry feels is appropriate for their underage children?