A show about underage drag queens? That is what Discovery+ is delivering to you this summer and it is raising some very serious questions.
Over the last few months, parents have raised deep concerns about the influence of public school teachers pushing to normalize alternatives lifestyles on children.
These issues were magnified when the state of Florida passed the Parental Rights in Education bill that banned teachers in the state from teaching sexual orientation and gender identity to children between kindergarten through third grade.
While mainstream progressives dismissed parents claims as paranoia, the latest documentary from Discovery+ will only validate concerns about LGBTQ activists grooming children.
Former supermodel and “Dancing with the Stars” host Tyra Banks is set to executive produce a new series for the streaming service Discovery+ called “Generation Drag.”
The six-episode series will follow five teens and their families as they prepare for their biggest drag performance at “Dragutante,” a drag show designed specially for teens and tweens aka minors.
Dragutante is an event described by its organizers as a drag ball for kids “upon which children under the age of eighteen can express themselves through the performance art of Drag.” Children ages 8 to 18 years old perform drag while working side by side with professional drag queens to have their makeup done and create a look that lets them express their “inner diva.”
In the press release from TLC’s parent company Discovery Inc., the series is hyped up as an “inspiring documentary series, the teens juggle the pressures of being young adults, while pursuing drag greatness.”
“Between the glitz and glam, ups and downs, and nerve-rattling stakes, their parents and ‘drag moms’ guide them along the tumultuous journey to the ultimate Dragutante stage in Denver, Colorado,” the press release states.
The city of Denver is seen as a significant city for this event by the LGBTQ community. In 1954, Denver passed an ordinance that made it illegal for “any member of the male sex” to appear in public “in the dress of the opposite sex.” This meant those drag queens were arrested for being seen in public.
Denver stopped arresting drag queens in 1973 and is now the home for Dragutante in 2022 and has been since it was first held in 2017.
Numerous child drag queens are highlighted on the show such as Jameson who performs as “Ophelia Peaches.” Jameson’s mother conceptualized the event after he learned the art of drag from adult drag performers Ginger Douglas and Chad Michaels when he was a child.
Noah, who performs as “Poptart,” is a trans female teen exploring her first romantic relationship. Although her parents have accepted her transition, there are still tough conversations to be had about her true self. Noah is shown in the preview as very soft spoken and objects to old family photos that show him as a boy and not trans.
Vinny, a child who performs as “Vinessa Shimmer” is a self-described perfectionist that struggles with his choreography and stresses he won’t be able to execute a flawless cartwheel in his new platforms on stage. Vinny has been involved in many Drag Queen Story Time events with adult performer Dixie Krystals.
Bailey is a child who has been a drag queen since at least the age of 12, his drag persona is “Nemo” who is filled with anticipation to finally meet other drag teens.
Then you have Nabela, a young boy who has been a part of drag culture and PRIDE parade since he was 9 years old. His alter ego is called “DunkaShay Monroe” who he hopes the show can bring to a larger audience.
The press release makes it clear it the show won’t just focus on the children, but will also focus on their parents noting, “Alongside them are their parents who are on their own path of learning ow to guide a child who wants to embrace drag, and oftentimes, they must step outside their comfort zone in an effort to be there for their children who are still finding themselves.”
It adds, “Whether it be adjusting to new pronouns, shopping for the perfect platform shoe or performing alongside them in a local drag show, their love and unwavering support prove their kids are never alone on their journey.”
Howard Lee, President of TLC Streaming and Network Originals commented on the series, “In this heartfelt and joyous coming of age series, Generation Drag celebrates a group of amazingly talented teens who put their creativity, passion, and talent on center stage.”
“Jameson, Noah, Vinny, Bailey and Nabela may only be in their teens, yet they are well beyond their years in being true to themselves and recognizing the importance of living authentically. Their story is an inspiration to express yourself at any age,” Lee added.
Tyra Banks also commented on the series saying, “I have such admiration and respect for these teens. They are bravely navigating coming into their own in a world that can be very challenging and not always accepting. What is so beautiful is seeing their parents and siblings supporting them.”
“These teens’ laser-focused tenacity inspires my team and me and we are honored to share their stories. I can’t wait for these popping personalities to show their fierceness to the world,” she added.
Discovery+ will drop all six episodes of the series on June 1. While the show will air on Warner Bros. Discovery’s Discovery+ streaming service it is actually produced by Monkey, a production studio part of Universal International Studios, a division of Universal Studio Group.
While the focus over the past month might have been on Disney due to their political engagement against Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill, it seems clear that other major studios are clearly targeting children through their content.
Disney producer Latoya Raveneau made it abundantly clear she had a not-so-secret gay agenda she was pushing through Disney animated shows, it appears Warner Bros. Discovery and Universal might be in on it too.
SCOOP: I’ve obtained video from inside Disney’s all-hands meeting about the Florida parental rights bill, in which executive producer Latoya Raveneau says her team has implemented a “not-at-all-secret gay agenda” and is regularly “adding queerness” to children’s programming. pic.twitter.com/eJnZMpKIXT
— Christopher F. Rufo ⚔️ (@realchrisrufo) March 29, 2022
The popular mantra among progressives is to “protect trans kids.”
But unless you subscribe to the idea that 3 year-olds can decide to become trans like Charlize Theron’s adopted black child, the question begs, who is protecting children before they become trans kids in need of protecting?
What are your thoughts about Discovery’s new series about child drag queens?