What a drag.
Supermodel and host of “Dancing with the Stars Tyra Banks is executive producing a brand-new show glorifying the world of teenage drag shows.
The Discovery+ program, called “Generation Drag,” debuts June 1, and “follows five teens and their families as they anticipate their biggest drag performance at Dragutante, a drag show designed as a platform for LGBTQ+ teens to express themselves,” Deadline reported.
“I have such admiration and respect for these teens,” said Banks.
“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.”
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Howard Lee, president of TLC Streaming and Network Originals, told Deadline: “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.”
Billy Hallowell at CBN News said the new show “is the latest project aimed at normalizing teenage and ‘tween’ drag. This tragic move comes amid increased debate over the impact of LGBTQ content on children.
“This series ups the ante on Hollywood’s presentation of such content and continues the cultural narrative of pushing back against biblical truths and norms.”
WarnerMedia Discovery owns Discovery+ as well as CNN+, which recently imploded five weeks after its launch after losing more than $9.3 million daily, the Daily Caller News Foundation reported.
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