GLAAD’s Anthony Allen Ramos was joined by Clark, Fanjoy, and Tavarus Taylor (who performs as drag queen Vivica Steele) and plays a key role in the video.
“We’re all more alike than we’re different,” Clark said in regard to what she hopes people take away from the video.
Taylor started off by expressing immense gratitude to Brandy, Brandi, and Trey for the opportunity. “I was talking with Trey and we were discussing the reason that she chose me to be in the video because I exuded that confidence as far as a drag queen.” Taylor went on to say that despite the overwhelming confidence drag queens appear to have, they may not always feel the same on the inside.
“I wanted to present to you all me as an individual, as Tavarus Taylor first and foremost. There’s a lot of insecurities when that transformation comes and for me, drag is that escape. It, it allows me to forget about the troubles of Tavarus.” Tavarus describes doing drag as Vivica as a “fantasy world.”
Clark spoke more on the importance of representation. “I grew up watching TV, where my love wasn’t represented. Being a woman, you’re often not represented in the way you want to be represented. To see this video that we all created where there are all these beautiful people represented… it’s pretty big. And I hope I have people come up to me all the time and say, man, because you’re, you, I can be me.”
Taylor couldn’t agree more. “Growing up, we didn’t see that representation on television. As Vivica, I strive to be a vessel for our youth.”
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