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Lady Bunny Reacts to Anti-Drag Legislation in New Show Don't Bring the Kids

Lady Bunny Reacts to Anti-Drag Legislation in New Show Don't Bring the Kids

Lady Bunny Reacts to Anti-Drag Legislation in New Show Don't Bring the Kids
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The legendary queen is sharing her hot takes in an interview with Out.

Keep your wigs on!

The iconic Lady Bunny is one of the first drag queens to reach mainstream popularity. Going all the way back to the 1980's, she's created her own lane in entertainment with plenty of movies, live shows, stand-up sets, and more.

Now, the hilarious queen is bringing her signature and raunchy comedy to NYC’s The Green Room 42 in her new show Don't Bring the Kids.

"There's a lot of new stuff in this show. There's obviously this big drag debate with Republicans and Democrats. I have a unique viewpoint on this because I'm not trying to make either side win. I like to perform smut. I like to perform dirty material for audiences that seek it out. I do not ever want to spring it on anyone," Bunny tells Out.

With multiple states across the country introducing anti-drag legislation, Lady Bunny's show tackles the political climate head on.

"I think it's ridiculous that the Republicans are saying that drag queens are sexually grooming kids at drag queen story hour. Honey, we are not grooming kids at the library! Republicans don't seem to know that the luscious hips and boobs that they're seeing are actually foam, rubber, and breastplates."

However, the queen isn't only challenging Republicans in the show... but also the LGBTQ+ community.

"There's also part of a debate here that I think is interesting. Drag is bigger... and so am I! Drag is in more places than ever because of Drag Race, drag brunches, tours, [but] I don't have kids. My act is too nasty for some adults! Let me just ask you... is Anetra from Drag Race performing a song that says '[her] pu**y is burning' something kids should see? I'm not a parent, so I don't want to make those decisions. I think the Republicans have spread some lies, but I think there's also some genuine concerns."

As an entertainer who hit celebrity status during the height of the HIV and AIDS epidemic, Lady Bunny pokes fun at the idea that drag queen story hours are one of the most pressing issues for the community at this time.

"It's a bizarre thing that we're talking about drag queen story hours as a big push of the gay movement. From someone that saw their generations fighting for AIDS medications in order to live, no one is going to live or die if drag queens can't give story hours. I don't think the drag queen story hours are ever mandatory. If you want to go with your brat, go on then! If you don't want your brat to see that, don't. There's something odd about this whole thing and I go into the weeds in the show and look at it through different perspectives."

Catch Lady Bunny in Don't Bring the Kids at The Green Room 42 every Tuesday night. To see the full interview with Lady Bunny, check out the video below.

Lady Bunny Reacts to Anti-Drag Legislation in New Show 'Don't Bring the Kids'

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