Social conservatives are in a tizzy again, and this time their ire is aimed at “Super Drags,” a drag queen superhero cartoon.
The show focuses on three department store clerks who transform into drag queens (Lemon Chiffon, Cran’s Sapphire, and Crimson Scarlet) “ready to combat shade and rescue the world’s glitter from the evil villains.”
After Netflix released the teaser trailer for the upcoming cartoon, The Christian Film and Television Commission had a temper tantrum. The conservative group demanded the streaming platform cancel its plans to broadcast the show, and then, last month, started a Citizen Go petition.
It reads, in part, “Do we really want our children to sit down to watch a fun new superhero cartoon series and instead have them lose their innocence to sexual wickedness?”
Netflix had not responded to the petition as of July 6, according to LGBTQ Nation.
More than 26,000 people have signed the petition, a little more than half of the 50,000 goal.
Netflix has only released the 28-second trailer and a brief description. A release date has not yet been announced.
“During the day, they work in a department store and deal with their uptight bitchy boss,” the description said. “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.”
The Brazilian arm of Netflix is creating the new animated series.
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“We are very happy to begin this partnership with Netflix,” Marcelo Pereira, executive producer of “Super Drags,” told CosmoNerd. “Working with animation in Brazil is very difficult. It was almost three years of eating only instant noodles and hope.
“Thanks to Netflix we can take Brazilian animation and LGBTQ representation to the 190 countries that have access to the service,” Pereira said. “And we can also have lunch in a restaurant… and dream of a world where gays can bust the bad guys, not the other way around.”