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Disney Embraces Drag Queens: Marvel Studios ‘Ironheart’ Casts ‘RuPaul’s Drag Race’ Star Shea Coulee

The Walt Disney Co. swore to devote itself to radical LGBTQ activism, and the company continues to make good on that ominous promise. Marvel Studios has reportedly cast “RuPaul’s Drag Race” star Shea Couleé in its upcoming Disney+ series “Ironheart” — the latest indicator that the studio is making drag culture a prominent component of its entertainment for children.

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Disney+, Hulu, ESPN, Pixar, Disney Parks Protest Anti-Grooming Laws amid Disney Walkout

Disney+, Hulu, ESPN, Pixar, and Disney Parks are protesting anti-grooming laws amid Walt Disney Co. employees at corporate locations across the U.S. walking out of their offices in attempt to force the company to fight Don’t-Groom-Kids laws, such as the Florida bill that restricts the teaching of sexuality and transgenderism to kids in kindergarten through third grade.

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China Mulling Ban on Marvel Superhero Film ‘Shang-Chi’

In a possible massive blow to Disney and Marvel Studio’s coffers, Chinese officials are mulling the idea of banning from their theaters the new all-Asian superhero film, “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.” Officials claim to be incensed because the story has its origins based on the 100-year-old Fu Manchu character.

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Nolte: My Trip to the Drive-In During a Pandemic — We Saw ‘Iron Man!’

I’ve written more than once about the handful of years — the first years of our marriage (1989 to 1993) — when my wife and I pretty much spent every summer Friday night at the drive-in movies. Those articles are filled with nostalgia and longing and sentiment and all the other emotions you feel as your past becomes the long past.

NITEROI, BRAZIL - JUNE 25: An employee delivers food to a moviegoer through the car window at a drive-in cinema at Caminho Niemeyer amidst the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on June 25, 2020 in Niteroi, Brazil. The space has a capacity for up to 110 vehicles, and a 210 square meter …