We here at Twitchy write a lot more posts about drag queens than we ever thought we would. Between shows like “Good Morning America” fawning over an 11-year-old drag queen to Speaker Nancy Pelosi appearing on “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” the topic has been kind of hard to ignore.

In its effort to politicize everything against President Trump, the Washington Post has written a piece on how drag queens have snatched the spotlight during the Trump administration. In reality, one drag queen, Pissi Myles, showed up to cover the impeachment hearings, and that’s about it.

The Washington Post reports:

Drag and politics have always been intertwined, ever since the 1969 uprising at the Stonewall Inn in New York, where drag queens and transgender women, notably the performer Marsha P. Johnson, were among the foremothers of the gay rights movement. And in the lead-up to 2020, with drag enjoying more mainstream popularity than ever before, drag queens are becoming a perfect foil to President Trump.

The act of dressing in drag has long been a political statement — it’s an act of rebellion against societal norms, and an art form that elevates the voices of disenfranchised communities. And as drag has attracted a new, mainstream audience — one that might see it purely as entertainment — there have been efforts to make the connection more overt.

The piece goes on to mention the popular and nationwide library program Drag Queen Story Hour, in which drag queens read to children and even give them their own drag queen names. But how did drag get so mainstream?


Hey, it happens.

Stay tuned in 2020 for the wide theatrical release of “Drag Kids.”