Pedophilia Normalization Continues with 'Drag Kids' Film Trailer
A key to good parenting is knowing when to let your child have fun and do what he or she wants, then stepping in to be the adult with usually about 20+ years life experience when it's time to say "no." A little basic parenting would do these children, portrayed in "Drag Kids," some good. Pedophiles the world over can rejoice as these children are sexualized for the sake of progress.
Summary from the Canadian Guelph Film Festival:
Drag Kids is an intimate journey into the lives of four child drag queens from around the world. Stephan, Jason, Bracken and Nemis have never met, but they’re united by a shared passion for drag, and they’re about to come together for the first time – to perform Lady Gaga’s ‘Born This Way’ at the world-famous Montreal Pride Festival. As they prepare for the big show, each faces their own unique challenges, as well as challenges they have in common - deep feelings of isolation (most have ever met another ‘drag kid’ before) and the struggle of trying to claim a place of your own on the fringes of a fringe culture.
Seems like the tone of the film, based on the tone of the trailer, is glorifying children in drag. Not examining it through a critical lens as to how this kind of behavior may damage children. Therein lies my problem with the film. It's one thing for a film to explore human nature and everything humans do (to themselves, to each other), it's another thing entirely to push a fringe movement into normalcy by portraying a taboo sympathetically.
Did you notice how critics of children performing like this are classified as "homophobes"? Two main points:
- The implication the LGB crowd condones children acting whorish for adults is rather a malicious condemnation of the entire LGB crowd. Reminds me of how Kevin Spacey excused his preying on young boys as "I'm living life as a gay man." Read Kevin Spacey Faces Harsh Backlash from LGBT Community Following Molestation Story.
- How does objecting to children performing in drag have anything to do with how people regard those whose sexual preferences lies with the same gender? That's doing me a confused.
My problem with drag kids has nothing to do with what adults -- gay, straight or attracted to lawn furniture -- do in the privacy of their own homes. My problem with drag kids has everything to do with children losing their innocence, having their childhood years further limited, and being exposed to pervert adults who touch themselves while fantasizing about children.
Most kids, if not most people, enjoy playing dress up. That's fine if not completely normal. What's not fine and what's not completely normal is pushing a desire to dress up to the extreme for the sake of the parents feeling good about themselves in the eyes of a fringe of society. Then excusing their child-abusing ways as "some people are bigots."
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