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FATHER'S DAY

Drag Dad Documentary Profiles Drag Race’s Proud Papa, Tyra Sanchez

Gay parents have been in the news a lot but Drag Dad, a new documentary by gay filmmaker Björn Flóki, presents a different kind of family: RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Tyra Sanchez, a.k.a James, and his 6-year-old son, Jeremiah.

Says Flóki:

We want to give audiences an in-depth look into the domestic life of one LGBT family, offering a rather “extreme” representation of a gay parent, to show that gay parents are not so different from “regular parents” when it comes to raising a child. Love and dedication to your child defies all labels. We have seen James and Jeremiah together, and the sweet nature of their relationship. We want to bring that relationship to the screen, and show that there is no one correct recipe for a good father.

The makers of Drag Dad have started a Kickstarter campaign that expires on July 27, and they’re only about $300 shy of their $16,000 goal.

By:           Dan Avery
On:           Jul 24, 2012
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  • 10 Comments
    • QJ201
      QJ201

      I’ll pass. I HATED Tyra on the RPDR. HATED. HATED. HATED.

      Another vapid queen who thinks looking “real” is all she has to do…can’t talk, can’t hostess, can’t do anything other than throw shade and be “fish.”

      Jul 24, 2012 at 3:19 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      I’m sorry, I should like that they made this…..but Tyra kinda irritated me on the show.

      Jul 24, 2012 at 4:34 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ogre Magi
      Ogre Magi

      I think Tyra has grown a lot, as a performer and as a person

      Jul 24, 2012 at 6:55 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hamoboy
      hamoboy

      Tyra was 21 When she won that season. An incredibly strong season that was full of talented drag queens like Jujubee, Raven, Morgan McMichaels, Pandora Boxx and Jessica Wild. And she was the second youngest. Her runway was simply light years ahead of anyone else, although I do agree her performance skills were pretty lacking.
      I’ve been checking up on the projects she’s been involved with since then, and while I hate the plastic surgery, I really like some of the stuff she’s done. She’s no Sharon Needles when it comes to concepts and reactions, but she’s a powerful performer in her own right.

      Jul 24, 2012 at 11:48 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Enkidu
      Enkidu

      It’s good that this man is raising his own child. I hope the boy has the psychologically sound upbringing he deserves.

      Jul 25, 2012 at 1:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Ogre Magi
      Ogre Magi

      @hamoboy: What plastic surgery did he have?

      Jul 25, 2012 at 2:32 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • hamoboy
      hamoboy

      @Ogre Magi: The chin has been worked on. Badly. She probably wanted to try and look more like Beyonce or Rihanna, but it doesn’t look good. It contributes to how she looks so much more jacked nowadays than when she won RPDR. Fixing the teeth was good, she should have just stopped there.

      Jul 25, 2012 at 3:28 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • ScaryRussianHeather
      ScaryRussianHeather

      @QJ201:

      Not exactly. His lead role in Spiritualized, Hey Jane [short/video]:

      ***NSFW***

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9U_EqgBWnmc

      LOL you claim TYRA was the shade thrower of her season? Impossible to even TRY to back up. As if RPDR isn’t the ultimate shadiest-gets-air-time competition anyway.

      The significance of Tyra talking about her son throughout the season, as the motivation of why she was so focused on winning… apparently wasn’t as compelling to you as watching Raven and Tati out-bi!ch each other.

      “blah blah blah Nicole Paige Brooks has a french pedicure” Now THAT’s good TV!

      Jul 25, 2012 at 9:58 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Delius
      Delius

      This guy is a great father. In the end thats all that really matters. I commend him.

      Jul 25, 2012 at 10:13 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Derek
      Derek

      I could not care less. He had no charisma or anything going for him

      Jul 28, 2012 at 7:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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