Disney Casts a Drag Queen for Its New Superhero Series – Opinion


For a very long time, Disney films were Rated-(Golly)G promotions of America’s most conservative values. The times have changed and Disney has not lost its momentum. It may even have been a lot faster than it was.


An announcement has been made about a casting addition for upcoming Marvel series, in keeping with the theme of evolution.


As reported by EOnline, “Shea Couleé is bringing her charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent to [Disney’s] Marvel Cinematic Universe.”


Shea might be a familiar face from an earlier show.



It RuPaul’s Drag RaceA role has been given to star in Disney+’s new series Ironheart,Based on the Marvel Comics character with the same name. And that’s a BFD.



Star spoke out of humility



“It’s really so humbling to be able to crossover into a much more mainstream avenue, and push the needle forward as far as drag is concerned, in the way that it’s consumed and in pop culture. I’m so deeply excited for everyone to see what this role is, what it entails and everything it is.”



While the character’s details remain under wraps, it seems there won’t be a drastic departure from drag:



Not only that, she’s been able to leave her trademark stamp on her character, whose identity has not yet been revealed.



Shea’s expertise is available:





“Everyone at Marvel has been so unbelievably open and receptive to my experiences and my expertise about drag and they’ve allowed me to really come in to the MCU and put my very specific Shea Couleé print on the Marvel Universe.”



Disney will bring the sexiness too.



Shea — who recently partnered with Smirnoff to host the first-ever Show Up. Show Off Showcase, a national drag competition created by the vodka brand — teased that IronheartThis will be a treat for your senses.


“It’s going to be really impactful,” she said of the series, which is currently filming in Atlanta. “It’s going to be so smart and creative and clever and funny, and sexy. And so, so, so, so Chicago.”



For those who are unfamiliar, here’s a bit of Shea getting down to business (Language Warning):


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Disney made many culturally forward moves over the years:


Disney Animation Makes History With an Openly Gay Teen Crush


Disney Introduces Gay Spider-Man


Disney Launches Its ‘Pride Collection’ Product Line


Disney’s New Rules for Park Employees Allow Exposed Tattoos, Long Hair and Nail Polish on Men


Disney names a former Democrat Comms Director to be their Head Spokesperson


Disney stock tumbled nearly 50 percent as audiences turn away


Disney is now adding drag to its family meals. But in a way, Walt Disney’s birthchild is late to the game: Cartoonish female impersonators have already crashed Nickelodeon, the military, public education, and Christianity.


And back to this article’s opening paragraph, you won’t be hearing only “golly gee” on the kids’ company’s streaming service. The American Spectator has reported that Disney+’s offerings have been updated with Rated-R content.


For America’s family entertainment icon, it’s a brand new era indeed.


-ALEX

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