See Toronto Drag Queens Transform Into Iconic Netflix Characters
The set of video clips sees favourite local performers transforming into Netflix original characters, while reflecting on what Pride means to them.
First up, Jezebel Bardot turned herself into Netflix royalty — literally. She portrayed Queen Elizabeth II from The Crown.
Drag is about empowerment through art. For Toronto queen (and Montreal native) @Jezebel_Bardot, Pride is a time to connect with who you are, show off all your colours and have fun. Which queen do you identify with (fictional or not)? pic.twitter.com/5BgeFdpSF4— 🌈 Netflix "the gay Canadian one" Canada 🌈 (@Netflix_CA) June 19, 2018
Tynomi Banks, meanwhile, opted to dress up as Tracey Gordon from Chewing Gum.
Your first Pride is always memorable. Toronto drag queen @TynomiBanks shared her first with us—an exciting story of coming out, dancing, and finding family. What was your first Pride like? And if this year is your first, enjoy and Happy Pride! pic.twitter.com/moo40Pf5Li— 🌈 Netflix "the gay Canadian one" Canada 🌈 (@Netflix_CA) June 20, 2018
Erin Brockobic went full '80s, donning the big hair and form-fitting leotards of the gorgeous ladies of wrestling from GLOW, and by the end of her transformation, she was giving off some serious Ruth vibes.
The '80s were about big hair, big wardrobes and even bigger attitudes. For Toronto drag queen @erinbrockobic, it was that decade and her mom that inspired her most in drag. Who is your bigger than life inspiration this pride? pic.twitter.com/u1j1Rf6ASJ— 🌈 Netflix "the gay Canadian one" Canada 🌈 (@Netflix_CA) June 21, 2018
Finally, Beardra Bidness represented the bearded queens, getting done up as Connie the Hormone Monstress from the animated series Big Mouth.
Drag is growing and changing all the time. Toronto drag queen Beardra Bidness (@zakearns) tells us that her drag vision began in a small bar in Seattle and the rest is herstory. Who's your favourite local drag queen? pic.twitter.com/evnhWMaTnH— 🌈 Netflix "the gay Canadian one" Canada 🌈 (@Netflix_CA) June 22, 2018
Be sure to head over here to check out what's coming to Netflix next month. You might even come out of your next binge-watch session with some fresh hair, makeup and wardrobe inspiration!
Watch all of the Queens of Netflix videos here.