'Drag Race' Stars Explain Why Wednesday Addams Is a Gay Icon
Why is Wednesday Addams a gay icon, you ask? Let some of our fave 'Drag Race' stars explain why!
Stars of RuPaul's Drag Race paid homage to Wednesday Addams at a party promoting an upcoming Netflix show centered on the popular Addams Family character, Wednesday.
Violet Chachki, Gottmik, Crystal Methyd, and Mo Heart took the stage Wednesday at Los Globos in Los Angeles dressed in goth-inspired lewks; Methyd even crawled out onstage as Thing, the disembodied hand from the Addams universe.
The event, dubbed "WednesGay," was hosted by Ts Madison and brought out some LGBTQ+ notables, including Brandon Black, Hunter Doohan, Johnna Dias-Watson, Jennie Garth, Chris Colfer, Vincint, and Brandon Kyle Goodman. There were wig giveaways and even a tricked-out hearse at the party in honor of the show.
Scroll through to check out photos of the event and red responses from the drag performers as to why they consider Wednesday to be a gay and goth icon. And don't miss Wednesday, premiering November 23 on Netflix.
"I love Wednesday Addams -- she's a goth icon! I think the Addams family as a whole is such an iconic goth family. Wednesday in particular stands out especially to me as a young emo/scene kid because she really owned the angsty teen vibe. Her look is so simple, iconic, and chic."
"Wednesday Addams is a queer icon because at her core, she revels in being an outsider. As part of the Addams, she lives apart from mainstream culture. Instead of being shamed by the differences between her family's way of life and that of society at large, she embraces what makes her different. She stands up for marginalized groups and faces bullies with an unflinching calm that any queer would be proud to emulate."
"Wednesday Addams was a huge inspiration to me growing up. The consistent gothic fashion that came from the Addams family as a whole resonated with me beyond, but no one truly knows how to be themselves and not care what anyone thinks more than Wednesday!"
"Wednesday had the best resting bitch face for the past 25 years."
The Wednesday synopsis: "Director Tim Burton brings this series to life complete with a sleuthing, supernaturally infused mystery charting Wednesday Addams' years as a student at Nevermore Academy, where she attempts to master her emerging psychic ability, thwart a monstrous killing spree that has terrorized the local town, and solve the murder mystery that embroiled her parents 25 years ago -- all while navigating her new and very tangled relationships at Nevermore."
Don't forget Wednesday's ride
The Addams hearse, a 1950 Cadillac Hearse Edition created through Netflix and West Coast Customs, was parked outside the event and is also available for rental beginning November 23 for $13 per day through Turo.com.