Parents' Guide to

Super Drags

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 16+

Stereotypes, rude humor, strong LGBT love in campy cartoon.

TV Netflix Comedy 2018
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age 5+

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age 7+

Super Drags Official Review

This is a fine show in all of its intentions. This show instills values in children, that people should be shown in such a manner, though some parents may find that their children are below the age of understanding for these sorts of things. We think that other parents may have a contrasting opinion and feel that it makes light of the situation that people of the LGBT community are being persecuted. So to these beliefs that seem very different do have one thing in common, they portray the show in a certain grey light that may concern parents, or in some circumstances help them to show their kids some examples of positive or negative role models. We want to keep our reviews based on purely facts! So, please tell us how we did here.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much consumerism
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age 2+

Best kids anime ever!

hella gae doe

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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This candy-colored wish fulfillment fantasy reads a lot like The Powerpuff Girls crossed with Drag Race (particularly since many ex-Racers voice the audio track). Similar to other animated adventure shows, each episode features a bad character who's come to screw up everybody's good time, but the Drags always manage to defeat the evil so that everybody has a good laugh and a get-together. The difference here, of course, is the queer lens placed on the action, with villainy provided by characters like bigoted ministers and homophobic talk show hosts, and heroics from, of course, our Super Drag trio, with conflicts like a canceled concert by a gay icon.

The knowing in-jokes are pretty good -- like a moment in the first episode when Lemon champions the "LGBTQXP and KY community" -- and Drag Race fans will thrill at hearing characters voiced by Race she-roes like Ginger Minj and Trixie Mattel. It's also a kick watching characters from a marginalized group defeat those who'd keep them down. But the best adult animated shows are either absolutely hysterical -- think Archer -- or combine humor and heart -- think Bob's Burgers. With jokes more likely to raise smiles than guffaws, and characters who conform to drag queen stereotypes, this series is fun, but not much more.

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