Disney Casts a Drag Queen for Its New Superhero Series


The long-standing status of Disney films as Rated-(Golly?)G movies was a sign of America’s most conservative values. The times have changed and Disney has kept up with the times. It may even have been a lot faster than it was.

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

EOnline reported that Shea Coulee will bring her charisma, uniqueness, and nerve to Disney’s Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Shea might be a familiar face from another TV show.

RuPaul’s Drag Race star has been cast in Disney+’s upcoming series Ironheart. It is based on the Marvel Comics character with the same name. That’s not a bad thing.

The star spoke of humility

It’s truly humbling to be allowed to cross over into a mainstream avenue and push the needle in drag culture, both in terms of how it’s consumed, and in pop culture. It’s so exciting for everyone to understand what this role entails, and all it involves.

Although the details of the character are still being kept secret, it appears that there will not be any significant departure from drag.

She was able to put her trademark stamp on her character. Her identity is still unknown.

Per Shea, you can order your expertise:

“Marvel has been unbelievably accommodating and open to my experiences and my knowledge about drag. They’ve allowed me the opportunity to really get in on the MCU and put my Shea Coulee stamp on the Marvel Universe.”

Disney will also bring the sexiness:

Shea, who recently teamed up with Smirnoff in order to host the first-ever Show Up. Show Off! Showcase is a drag competition that was created by the vodka brand. It teased that Ironheart would be a feast for all the senses.

She said that the series is going to have a huge impact on her life. The series is currently being shot in Atlanta. It’s going to have so many smart, creative, clever, funny, and sexy characters. Chicago is so so so so.

If you are not familiar with Shea, here is a quick overview (Language Warning).

Disney has made many culturally progressive moves over the years.

The Mouse is now adding drag to its family fare. In a way Walt Disney’s child is late to the party: Female cartoonists have already decimated Nickelodeon and the military.

Referring to the opening paragraph of this article, you won’t hear only “golly gee” on Disney+’s streaming service for kids. The American Spectator noted that Disney+ now offers Rated-R content.

It’s a new era for America’s iconic family entertainment icon.