Super Drags

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Super Drags
Super Drags title card.png
Genre
Created by
  • Anderson Mahanski
  • Paulo Lescaut
Written by
  • Paulo Lescaut
  • Marcelo Souza
  • Fernanda Brandalise
  • Chico Amorim
  • Vânia Matos
Directed by
  • Fernando Mendonça
Voices of
Opening theme"Highlight", performed by Pabllo Vittar
Country of originBrazil
Original language(s)Portuguese
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes5 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Marcelo Pereira
Producer(s)Marcelo Pereira
Running time23–25 minutes
Production company(s)Combo Estúdio
DistributorNetflix
Release
Original networkNetflix
Picture format
Original releaseNovember 9, 2018 (2018-11-09)
External links
Website

Super Drags is a Brazilian adult animation comedy web television series created by Anderson Mahanski, Fernando Mendonça and Paulo Lescaut for Netflix.[1]

Produced by Combo Estúdio, the series follows the adventures of Donizete, Patrick, and Ralph, three friends working in a department store who are also drag queen superheroes: Scarlet Carmesim, Lemon Chifon, and Safira Cyan—the Super Drags—responsible for protecting the LGBT community.[2]

The series has an English dub featuring the voices of RuPaul's Drag Race contestants Trixie Mattel, Ginger Minj, Willam, and Shangela.[3]

Five episodes were released November 9, 2018. Netflix canceled the series after one season.[4]

Cast and characters[edit]

Original Brazilian voice Character English dub voice
Fernando Mendonça Donizete / Scarlet Carmesim Shangela
Sérgio Cantú Patrick / Lemon Chiffon Ginger Minj
Wagner Follare Ralph / Safira Cyan Rod Keller
Pabllo Vittar Goldiva Jeff Manabet
Silvetty Montilla Vedete Champagne Trixie Mattel
Rapha Vélez Lady Elza Willam Belli
Sylvia Salustti Jezebel Anna Stromberg
Fernando Mendonça Sandoval Marz Richards
Patrícia Garcia Val Valadão Jaquita Ta'le
Guilherme Briggs Robertinho / Janjão Henry Dittman

Episodes[edit]

No.TitleDirected byWritten by
1"Lipsync Time"Fernando MendonçaVânia Matos
To restore her beauty, Lady Elza steals all the "highlight" energy from LGBTQ concertgoers at a Goldiva show, spurring the Super Drags to save the day.
2"Image Is Everything"Fernando MendonçaChico Amorim
Disqualified from a mission to stop Lady Elza's new robot monster, which seems to target victims based on their looks, Patrick gives himself a makeover.
3"The Gay Cure"Fernando MendonçaFernanda Brandalise
Rejected by his father after coming out to him, Ralph attends Sandoval's "gay cure" boot camp, where Donizete and Patrick are sent to work undercover.
4"Be Who You Are"Fernando MendonçaMarcelo Souza
When Goldiva is kidnapped ahead of her next concert and the Super Drags are summoned to save her, Scarlet learns about the pop diva's past.
5"A Single Voice"Fernando MendonçaPaulo Lescaut
At Goldiva's concert, Lady Elza takes the stage and amps herself up by draining the audience's highlight, putting the Super Drags in serious danger.

Marketing and release[edit]

The first trailer for the Brazilian and English versions was released on October 19, 2018.[5] A Halloween special short video entitled "Gag! Gross, but I love it" ("Credo Que Delícia", in the original version) was released on October 31, 2018 on the series' official Facebook page.[6] The music video "Highlight", performed by Pabllo Vittar, which features main characters of the series, was released on November 7, 2018.[7] The first season was officially released on November 9, 2018.[8]

Controversy[edit]

Before its release, the series was the subject of controversy. In July 2018, the Brazilian Society of Pediatrics issued an official statement, claiming that the series could be harmful for children. However, Netflix has stated that the series is only meant for adult audiences, subsequently releasing a red-band trailer with a TV-MA rating displayed throughout. Also, another video was released, where Champagne, one of the series' characters, warns viewers that even though the series is animated, it contains adult content and is only for people over the age of 16.[9][10][11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Zahed, Ramin (June 1, 2018). "Netflix Unleashes Sassy 'Super Drags' Teaser". Animation Magazine. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  2. ^ Enlow, Courtney (June 1, 2018). "THE NETFLIX TEASER FOR SUPER DRAGS COMBINES EVERYTHING WE LOVE". Syfy Wire. NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment Group. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  3. ^ Starkey, Adam (October 20, 2018). "Shangela and Trixie Mattel star in Netflix's raunchy cartoon Super Drags – watch first trailer". Metro. DMG Media. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  4. ^ Jardim, Lauro (December 21, 2018). "A onda conservadora e as drag queens". O Globo. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  5. ^ Ribeiro, Lorena (October 19, 2018). "Featuring Pabllo Vittar as original voice for Goldiva, Super Drags premieres November 9th only on Netflix". Netflix. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  6. ^ "Super Drags Halloween Special". Facebook. October 31, 2018. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  7. ^ Portilho, Osmar (November 7, 2018). "Pabllo Vittar lança clipe de "Highlight" com animação das "Super Drags"". UOL (in Portuguese). Grupo Folha. Retrieved November 8, 2018.
  8. ^ Ribeiro, Lorena (October 19, 2018). "Featuring Pabllo Vittar as original voice for Goldiva, Super Drags premieres November 9th only on Netflix". Netflix. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  9. ^ "'Super Drags'. Netflix's first Brazilian animation causes controversy". Plataforma Media. July 20, 2018. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  10. ^ Neves, Marília (July 20, 2018). "Sociedade Brasileira de Pediatria condena 'Super Drags', animação brasileira que é voltada para adultos". G1 (in Portuguese). Grupo Globo. Retrieved October 22, 2018.
  11. ^ "Super Drags: Red Band Slayage Official Trailer [HD] Netflix". YouTube. October 19, 2018. Retrieved October 29, 2018.
  12. ^ Rudolph, Christopher (August 30, 2018). "Vedete Champagne Warns Children That "Super Drags" Is for Adults Only". NewNowNext. Viacom Media Networks. Retrieved October 31, 2018.

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