Starbucks’ Drag Commercial Is Delightful
Now that we’ve had pumpkin spice lattés for two months and the charm is wearing off (it’s not even Halloween yet, guys), people are finally starting to pipe down with the PSL talk and Starbucks is starting to pipe down with the PSL advertising. Which is great, because it made room for this ad!
“RuPaul’s Drag Race” winner Bianca Del Rio and runner-up Adore Delano do their thing in this ad, the product of a collaboration between Starbucks and OutTV. This is the best mainstream depiction of drag I’ve ever seen: It’s fun and kitschy. That’s it. Hooray! Maybe the rubes will start to understand.
I have a love/hate relationship with the idea of spending money at Starbucks, but it’s the corporation’s staunch inclusive stance that makes me comfortable with my occasional investments in soy chais. Thanks, Starbucks!
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