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Super Drags is a Brazilian adult animated series airing on Netflix. The show follows the adventures of Patrick, Donizete, and Ralph, friends who work in a department store and become three heroines: Lemon Chifon, Scarlet Carmesim and Safira Cyan, the Super Drags, responsible for protecting the LGBT Community. A trailer can be viewed here. An additional two seasons were on the script stage until it was announced that the show had been cancelled due to low viewership.

Tropes in Super Drags:

  • Ambiguously Gay: The Drags' female co-worker is initially implied to be a lesbiannote  but is later implied to be in a relationship with a male bodyguard.
  • "Blind Idiot" Translation: In the Latin American Spanish subbed version, the word "gay" is spelled as "gai", which is the same word used in Spain, as that word is pronounced phonetically there (as English's "Guy", rather than "geh-ee'', as Latin American dialects tends to pronounce foreign loanwords more or less the same way as they were pronounced in the original language). This is not the first time Netflix has used a Spaniard script in a Latin American translation.
  • Breaking the Fourth Wall: At the end of season 1 Champagne comments that her history with Elza will have to wait for season 2 and later interrupts the credits to ask the viewers to petition Netflix for a second season.
  • Bury Your Gays: Parodied and inverted in the Halloween Special. Lets just say it ends badly for everyone else instead.
  • Camp Gay: All three of our main characters are very flamboyant and very much gay... And most of the supporting characters, really, due to the premise of this show.
  • Campy Combat: Beyond unavoidable with the main characters turning into drag queens to fight.
  • Chromatic Arrangement: Lemon Chifon (yellow), Safira Cyan (blue), and Scarlet Carmesim (red).
  • Creepy Twins: Jezebel's twins, Noah and Emma. Donizette even calls them "Redrum twins".
  • Cure Your Gays: The focus of episode 3, appropriately titled "The Gay Cure".
  • Disney Death: The three main characters get killed in the final episode, but they get better thanks to the song of Goldiva.
  • Drag Queen: Nearly every character in the series is actually a man dressed as a woman, including the main characters and Big Bad Lady Elza.
  • Fan Disservice: Not as much as the massive quantities of fanservice, but the show dabbles occasionally.
    • Squat, middle-aged, heavy-set Patrick gets several scenes without a shirt on. The fact that he wears a belt bearing his magical belt buckle even then, right below his man boobs, does not help.
  • Fanservice: Generous amounts of male eye-candy abound in all their glory. Expect very nice, toned dudes every episode, all of them subject to at least one crotch close-up.
  • Freudian Trio: The Superego is Patrick/Lemon Chifon being the brains of the group thus the mastermind of their group and their leader, Ego is Donizete/Scarlet Carmesim with how he often shows an aggressiveness towards others yet levelheaded when need be along with being the muscle, and the Id is Ralph/Saphira Cyan because of how he geeks out about being a superhero, making anime and video game references, and being the Heart of the trio shows caring and compassion to others.
  • Gag Penis: So many, several times per episode, played both for laughs and for tons and tons of Fanservice.
    • Pretty much every male character will at some point get a close-up shot of their bulging package, often in unlikely tightness for the clothes they are wearing.
    • Donizete is a particularly egregious example. His (rather large) junk is always visible through his shorts, and if he gets thrown or knocked around when not in drag (his magical girl style transformation makes it abundantly clear that he "tucks it in"), expect it to gleefully flap about along with his arms and legs, again in a way unlikely for said shorts.
    • If something is vaguely phallic already (e.g. faucets, the letter "A"), expect them to be drawn to be as dick-shaped as possible.
    • Champagne's assistant robot, Dild-O, is dick-shaped. It goes flaccid when powered down!
  • Gay Aesop: Naturally, most episodes center around problems that affect gay men and other queer people, like expulsion from home by one's parents, profiling, insecurities about one's appearance, abusive homophobic childhoods, conversion therapy, the reality that some LGBT people are willing to use homophobia to advance themselves and having your favorite singer replaced by a shitty tap dancing one.
  • Henshin Hero: Basically with how they gain stylish outfit, supernatural powers, and magical weaponry unless this invokes or combines with the MagicalGirl trope.
  • Heteronormative Crusader: Sandoval, Jezebel and anybody straight in Murcia, though the two former can only be passive-aggressively vocal about on the news.
  • Humongous Mecha: Each of three main characters gets their one in the final episode.
  • Innocent Bigot: Junior. He's a pretty nice guy, though he did inherit Sandoval's beliefs, Junior himself is much more mellow and friendly about them. He seems to have abandoned these beliefs by the end of the episode.
  • Transformation Sequence: The titular Super Drags get this when they change into their fighting outfits, in a nice Magical Girl fashion. Ralph's transformation is particularly Animesque. Makes sense, since his drag outfit is directly inspired by Sailor Moon, and he makes several references to anime and videogames.
  • Ugly Guy's Hot Son: Sandoval's has a son named Junior, who looks nothing like him and is quite handsome.
  • Vocal Dissonance: Ralph, a Top-Heavy Guy who's the tallest and burliest of the three, has a high, squeaky voice that gets even shriller when he's in drag. It fits his sweet, meek personality.
  • World of Jerkass: All of Murcia's heterosexual citizens are homophobic.