At the end of May, Netflix debuted the teaser for a superhero drag queen show called Super Drags. The show follows drag queens that work in a department store during the day and, at night, glam up and fight crime.
Netflix is now facing some conservative backlash for green-lighting the show. The Christian Film and Television Commission has started a petition against Netflix with hopes they will cancel the show.
“The series is driven by a ‘politically correct’ transvestite agenda and it is chock-full of sexual innuendos that are completely inappropriate for young audiences,” the petition reads. “Emboldened by ‘gay pride,’ Netflix is releasing a show geared towards children where homosexuality and cross-dressing are the focal point.”
The petition cites other kids shows like Clifford the Big Red Dog and Veggie Tales as good programming that Netflix currently offers. The description of Super Drags on the YouTube teaser uses the phrase “their uptight bitchy boss.” Something tells me this show isn’t shooting for the same demographic as Clifford.
The Christian Film and Television Commission is an organization that was founded by Ted Baehr, who also runs the Christian film publication Movieguide. The intention of Baehr’s work is to assess media based on conservative Christian values. Movieguide, for example, rates films by their “acceptability,” which means an evaluation of the film’s morals.
The petition is at over 25,000 signatures — more than halfway to its 50,000 goal. If you want to show your support for the show, why not start by watching the teaser below?