Streaming service, Netflix proudly waves the rainbow flag by continuously championing the power of representation through a diverse slate of shows and films, as well as an unrelenting celebration of local queer talent.
Netflix has recently collaborated with five talented Filipino drag queens to transform into their favorite Netflix characters, head to toe. In a special video, the global streaming platform tapped queens from local and international performing circuit, Min Ortiz, Vinas DeLuxe, Dee Dee Holliday, Marina Summers, and Brigiding “Gigi” Aricheta.
“Representation in the media is absolutely important for me as an LGBTQ+ person because it validates my existence in a positive way,” says Dee Dee Holliday. “LGBTQ+ people are not just sidekicks or objects of humor. We have back stories and amazing life experiences to tell, which deserve to be put out there for all the world to see. Representation helps in eliminating negative biases towards people like me.”
“As we all know, media is a very powerful tool in influencing the views of people,” says Marina Summers. “Seeing more LGBTQ+ individuals and their stories to viewers of all ages could widely spread a better understanding of our community.”
See the transformation of the queens in this video from Netflix: