At least one future Disney “princess” may actually be a man.
Disney has hired drag queen Shea Coulee to play an unspecified role in its new Marvel superhero TV show, Ironheart. The show will also include Zoe Terakes, a “non-binary” actress.
Ironheart tells the story of an Iron Man-like superhero. It will likely debut next year.
The show isn’t the only Disney series promoting new gender identities. In another Disney show, Baymax, an animated transgender character appears.
On previous occasions, Disney executives have announced a “not-so-secret gay agenda” and efforts to add “queerness” to children’s programming. Disney has a company pledge to make 50 percent of its onscreen characters sexual and racial minorities.
Coulee uses “they,” “them,” and “their” as his pronouns—but uses female pronouns onstage. He began his drag career in 2012. His personal website can only be accessed with a password.
He isn’t just any drag queen. Coulee is one of the drag world’s superstars.
In one interview, Coulee announced that he would leave his “very specific Shea Coulee print on the Marvel Universe.”
In 2020, Coulee won RuPaul’s Drag Race in a competition where he hit other competitors with his prosthetic breast. Other drag queens watched the final stages of the competition from behind a glory hole.
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