“Netflix has sunk to a new low.” That’s one of a number of comments of concern following the popular movie outlet’s presentation of a teaser for a new cartoon series called “Super Drags,” which centers on the fictional tales of drag queen superheroes.
“They’re here, they’re queer, and they’re going to save the world. Super Drags, a new animated series coming soon,” Netflix announced on social media on Thursday.
The accompanying trailer for the series includes in-your-face animated close-ups of the partially bare rear-end and breasts of one of the characters as they suit up for their mission. The video then cuts to the logo for the show, with “Super Drags” written partially in rainbow colors and displayed inside of a heart.
“During the day, they work in a department store and deal with their uptight [expletive] 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,” a description on Netflix’ YouTube channel also reads. “Get ready, because the SUPER DRAGS are going deeper than you think.”
The five-part series was reportedly created by Anderson Mahanski, Fernando Mendonça and Paulo Lescaut and produced by the Brazilian Combo Studios. Executive Producer Marcelo Pereira praised the Netflix partnership in a statement to CosmoNerd, jesting, “When Nostradamus said that the world would be saved by super heroine drag queens, no one believed, just us.”
“Thanks to Netflix, we can take the Brazilian animation and primarily the LGBTQ representation to the 190 countries that have access to the service,” he said. “… And dream of a world where gays can bust the bad guys, not the other way around. Thank you, Netflix, for making us believe.”
Homosexual and transgender advocates have praised the series, with the outlet SYFYWire remarking that the trailer teaser “combines everything we love in this world.”
“This is truly a perfect gift to kick off Pride Month,” it opined.
However, others have expressed disgust over the announcement, with some pondering canceling their Netflix service.
“This garbage @netflix is pushing something normal people don’t want,” one commenter wrote. “Also, being a cartoon, it will draw kids in, and we have enough problems with society currently.”
“Squeezing breasts and [behinds] … apparently can’t talk about drag without involving sex. Not really something that should be aimed at kids,” another lamented.
“I won’t ever allow my children to watch this filth. How dare you promote this garbage and give $50mm to the crony Obamas #cancelnetflix,” a third opined.
In his book, “The True Christian,” the late Anglican preacher J.C. Ryle, who often preached on holiness and separation from the world, declared, “[T]hey who are taught and called of God may soon be distinguished from the sleeping children of this world. These have no leisure for vain amusements; their eyes are fixed and their thoughts are engaged upon the narrow path they have to tread and the crown they hope to receive; they have counted the cost and come out from the world; and their only wish is that they may finish their course with joy.”