Nina West says she trusts youthful fans will be propelled to “think ambitiously, be caring, and be their ideal selves” when they hear her out new kids’ music EP, “Drag is Magic.”
HuffPost got an elite first take a gander at the music video for the EP’s title track, saw above. In it, West seems on the other hand as a “Mrs. Doubtfire”- like caretaker and her bubbly diva self as she praises the ethics of her artistic expression to a crowd of people of youths. The video finishes up as every tyke encapsulates their very own dream self ― a ballet performer and a privateer, for example.
“I am only a major child on a fundamental level, so this was a characteristic movement for me and for the character of Nina West,” the “RuPaul’s Race” veteran said of the video, coordinated by Brad Sledge. “Likewise, there is in no way like performing for a group of people of kids!”
“Drag is Enchantment,” which hit retailers and spilling stages a week ago, happens to concur another with West venture: a five-track parody EP titled “John Goodman.” While the last handles popular culture and legislative issues, the ruler chooses an energetically instructive methodology on “Drag is Enchantment,” with tracks like “The Drag Letters in order” and “The Perusing Song.”
By doing as such, the Ohio local expects to demonstrate that drag is as “an open door for youngsters to get inventive and think outside the crates us senseless grown-ups have created for them.”
West’s EP and music video touch base when drag entertainers have been finding new and innovative approaches to adjust their work for more youthful audiences. In late years, drag-themed story hours have turned into an undeniably prominent, if questionable, side interest for children at libraries over the country.
Similarly, drag craftsman Marti Gould Cummings won applause from vocalist entertainer Audra McDonald and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) in the wake of playing out the universal kids’ tune, “Child Shark,” at a 2-year-old’s solicitation at an eatery in New Jersey. Video film catching Cummings’ presentation has been seen in excess of multiple times in the wake of being presented on Twitter and Instagram.
West, who refers to “Pee-small’s Playhouse” and “The Muppet Show” as impacts and has facilitated story hours previously, knows that a few guardians may discover drag improper for youthful watchers. Keeping that in mind, she’s cheerful the “Drag is Enchantment” video and collection will illuminate cynics whose introduction to the work of art might be restricted to dance club and bar performances.
“Drag is an open door for anybody – including and particularly kids – to reexamine the veils we are altogether compelled to wear day by day,” she said. “Kids are immersed with understood symbolism from media about what is ‘kid’ and what is ‘young lady.’ And I trust that practically all children are actually less worried about playing with a toy that is evidently adjusted to their sex, and increasingly worried about playing with toys that address them.”
She proceeded: “To all the young men and young ladies who don’t generally observe their special selves reflected in different types of media, or who are being told they are excessively ladylike, or who are advised they shouldn’t have any desire to play with that toy – I need this collection to be the place they feel senseless, silly, cherished and seen.”