New series "Growing Up Is a Drag" reveals the next generation of teen queens

By GLAAD |
December 18, 2018

Reminding us that there is more to Snapchat than just fabulous selfie filters is an inspiring new eight-part docuseries “Growing Up is a Drag” which follows a throng of teenage drag queens as they try to make a name for themselves in the competitive world of performing.

The series is both entertaining and heartfelt as we are introduced to young Nathan Swann, Matthew Tronconi, and Trey Jett – otherwise known as Brandi The Kween, Clawdeena, and Anita Kiss…and it’s running every day until December 24 on Snapchat’s Discover Page.   

Check out Nathan taking over GLAAD’s Instagram Story here!

The series feels very much like a coming-of-age story and although they are only in their teens, they all recognize the importance of living authentically- even when residing in certain parts of the country make it more difficult at times.  We also see how Nathan, Matthew and Trey all use social media as a lifeline to find community, connection and friendship in the teen queen scene.

In this clip from Episode 2, Trey Jett gets a lot of parental support for their big moment as Anita Kiss!

                                                             

Reality TV production powerhouse Bunim-Murray (“The Real World,” “Keeping Up With The Kardashians) is producing the series with PB&J Television.

Will we see Brandi The Kween, Clawdeena, or Anita Kiss on an upcoming season of “RuPaul’s Drag Race?” Only time will tell!

“Growing Up Is a Drag” is streaming now on Snapchat’s Discover page