Dolly Parton, the iconic voice behind “Jolene” is living for the remix of her song featuring some familiar drag queens.
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) December 12, 2018
The song is part of the soundtrack in the new Netflix movie, ‘Dumplin’, which is based in a small Texas town where summer is long, gossip spreads fast, and the annual teen pageant is as big of a deal as the Superbowl.
Willowdean Dickson (the charming as ever Danielle McDonald) grew up in the shadow of that pageant. Her steely, superficial mother, Rosie (the excellent Jennifer Aniston, maybe you’ve heard of her), is the former winner and current pageant producer, and never made her plus-size daughter feel welcome in that space.
In an act of rebellion, Willow decides to go there. She enters the pageant and the rest you have to find out by yourself. It is all about good vibes, body positivity, friendship and our favourite subject: Drag Queens!
Ginger Minj is in the cast of the movie, serving looks, face and talent. We are living for 2018, featuring our favourite queens in movies in the mainstream because you know, they are Professionals! (Shangela’s voice). Earlier on, Ginger tweeted her excitement about Dolly Parton mentioning her performance, we don’t blame her at all.
Ummm … Dolly Parton just tweeted @ me … I’m good. I’m good. 😱 https://t.co/8rLPNC0gLJ
— Ginger Minj (@TheGingerMinj) December 13, 2018
The remix of ‘Jolene’ has an All-Stars cast, featuring Katya serving all her flexibility on the swing, Alaska Thunderfuck serving face and looks, Ginger Minj lip-syncing inside a river wearing a pair of waders (that was very brave, sis), BenDeLaCreme with her big boobs, big wig and impeccable performance, Manila Luzon who is back for the third time, with her hilarious facial expressions, and BeBe Zahara Benet being herself wearing the wrong wig, choices… (sorry girl, but facts are facts). The only question in our minds is: why did country queen Trixie Mattel not take part?
You can watch the video below:
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