We’re pretty excited for the latest Ava DuVernay film, A Wrinkle in Time. The upcoming adaptation looks to be pretty amazing. And what’s also amazing? These A Wrinkle in Time drag looks from four of your favorite RuPaul’s Drag Race alumna.
DuVernay’s film is based on the 1962 classic young adult novel by Madeleine L’Engle. The script was by Frozen scribe Jennifer Lee, and has an all-star cast, including Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and the star of our favorite Black Mirror episode ever, Gugu Mbatha-Raw.
The film tells the story of the Murry family. When Alex, the father — and an astrophysicist, played by Chris Pine — is held captive on a distant planet, his children, Meg and Charles (played by Storm Reid and Deric McCabe) team up with their friend Calvin (Levi Miller) to go get him back. Winfrey, Witherspoon and Kaling are the three astral-travelers who team up with the Murrys to save Alex.
The original novel has been beloved for years. According to a 2004 study, it was one of the most-commonly read-aloud book for sixth graders. Teachers generally love it — it’s been on multiple top 100 lists. Interestingly, one of the top 100 lists its on is the list of Most Frequently Challenged Books compiled by the American Library Association. Some parents have claimed it “challenges religious beliefs.” (We say if your religious beliefs are fragile enough they can’t stand being challenged, they deserve to fall.)
With the long-lived popularity of A Wrinkle in Time, it’s no surprise that some of our favorite queens have found inspiration. We love that Alyssa Edwards, Kim Chi, Bob the Drag Queen and Shangela all made themselves up as their favorite characters. Each of the queens talks about what the book means to them.
Each of the queens describes being inspired to be a warrior. Alyssa talks about being a “timid little boy” growing up in Texas. Bob talks about drag as a suit of armor. Kim Chi talks about how drag lets her bridge American and Korean culture and becoming a “living canvas.” And Shangela describes feeling lost and “scrambling for answers,” but never giving up and ultimately becoming a warrior. Awesome!
See the A Wrinkle in Time drag looks below:
Inspired By Mrs. Whatsit From A Wrinkle in Time, I’m Sharing My Story Of How I Grew From A Timid Little Boy To Become The Warrior I Am Today. Watch This Video To Hear My Story And Make Sure You Come Along For The Adventures In Disney’s @wrinkleintime In Theaters March 9th! #WarriorWednesday #wrinkleintime #ad