There could be no better time for the debut of Super Drags on brazilian Netflix than now. With the recent election results, the LGBT public began to feel trapped and with little hope of achieving more rights or even a simple recognition of their existence (watch here).
The keynote of the speech adopted by the new president is that of segregation, and many of his followers have joined this action. So, the premiere of an animated series in which drag queens are the protagonists gives the LGBT audience a reason to smile and feel represented.
But of course Netflix wouldn’t approve a project that wasn’t profitable. Super Drags is not a niche animation. All people, whether they are straight or not, can enjoy the five sensational episodes of this work, totally Brazilian, which will surely gain the world when it is released on other countries’ platforms. This is because its humor is brilliant, it knows how to use irony and debauchery to comment on everyday prejudices and has, as a greater attraction, the advantage of knowing how to use the misfortunes and pain of a community to make them laugh, but always maintaining respect for the daily struggle that being LGBT is, both in Brazil or anywhere else.
The main threat to the world is called Lady Elza, who intends to steal what is called “highlight”, which causes people to stop “shining.” In the episodes of Super Drags, Lady Elza is always putting together a plan to achieve her goal, in which the superheroines are always called to help. This whole plot may seem absurd, but believe me: they are serious subjects, masked in the form of humor, which ultimately awakens the conscience of those who watch this production.
One can say, then, that Super Drags is the kind of animation made to provoke. Being directed to adults (there are sexual jokes, therefore it is not recommended for children, a subject that even led to a discussion between Netflix and some children’s psychology societies), this series shows a bit of the LGBT reality in an encrypted way: who is in contact with this environment will understand immediately, but, those who aren’t, will need to follow the story from beginning to end to understand the whole message.
Synopsis 1: A fether boa of truth. A condom force field. Magic gaydar devices. These superheroes have all the weapons they need to fight evil.
Synopsis 2: In this adult animated series three gay co-workers lead doubles lives as drag queens superheroes, saving the LGBTQ community from evil meneses.
Age rating: 16