Drag Queen Dolly Parton "Jolene" Music Video
I'm Beggin' of You, Please Watch This Drag Queen "Jolene" Music Video
Netflix is doing the absolute most to promote its new movie, Dumplin'. If you're not familiar, it follows the story of an spunky, curvy, Dolly Parton-obsessed teenager named Willowdean as she tries to figure out who she is in a small Texas town. The clear Dolly Parton connection has yielded a treasure trove of exciting additions to the film: even during press rounds, Parton roasted her husband on national television and casually sipped tequila with Jennifer Aniston and Sandra Bullock. When it comes to the actual film, she wrote new music for the soundtrack and released a gorgeous, stripped-down version of "Jolene" that will absolutely give you chills.
Speaking of the phenomenon that is "Jolene," Netflix has done us one better: a new music video featuring tons of popular RuPaul's Drag Race alumni. The video, which features a slightly more uptempo version of Jolene, stars Ginger Minj, Alaska Thunderf*ck, Katya, Bebe Zahara Benet, BenDeLaCreme, and Manila Luzon. They get into all sorts of shenanigans: tire-swinging, home-making, bull-riding . . . and even outhouse-using! It's all par for the course, especially since there was literally a Dolly Parton drag queen at the film's premiere. Now, if you'll excuse us, we're going to be finding the nearest hoedown and getting our entire lives.