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A Lot or a Little?
The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Generation Drag is a docuseries from producer Tyra Banks. The celebratory six-part series follows five teen "baby drag queens" as they prepare for the annual Dragutante ball and drag competition in Denver, Colorado. Each episode follows everyone's journey as the competition gets closer. Themes of the show include embracing your identity, and LGBTQ+ stories/allyship.
I'm open minded but.. this show is fake and it sucks.
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What's the Story?
GENERATION DRAG follows the story of five young drag queens -- Vinny ("Vinessa Shimmer"), Bailey ("Nemo"), Jameson ("Ophelia Peaches"), Noah ("Poptart"), and Nabela ("DunkaShay Monroe") -- as they prepare for the annual Dragutante ball and drag competition. Each competitor shares the story of how they came to accept their gender identity and sexuality. Their families also share their journey to allyship, and how they choose to protect their children from those who disagree with their child's expression and interests. Each trans and gender-nonconforming child has unique strengths and prepares for Dragutante with personality-defining wigs, makeup, and wardrobe. Will everyone have their time to shine on competition day, or will something get in their way?
Is It Any Good?
This docuseries beams with confident, brave, and unique LGBTQ youth. Generation Drag uncovers a largely unknown part of the community, and shares impactful stories. The show doesn't shy away from uncomfortable or difficut subjects, including anti-LGBTQ+ groups and navigating unsupportive family relationships. The show gives a voice to those who are often silenced and celebrates their identity.
Talk to Your Kids About ...
Families can talk about how in Generation Drag, all the featured teens are preparing to compete at Dragutante. Have you ever heard of, or attended this competition? What do you think is the hardest part of competing?
Why do you think some of the parents featured are worried when their children dress in gender non-conforming styles outside of their house or competitions?
Who was your favorite person in Generation Drag? Why?
How do you think it makes people in the show feel when their family members or kids at school don't accept them for who they are?
- Premiere date: June 1, 2022
- Cast: Vinny, Nabela, Noah
- Network: Discovery+
- Genre: Reality TV
- TV rating: TV-14
- Last updated: July 1, 2022
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