Clad in Jennifer Garner drag, queens Peppermint, BenDeLaCreme, and Jackie Cox chatted with the star of Netflix's family flick Yes Day about her career that has included pivotal queer projects like Love, Simon.
In a Zoom interview for Garner's film Yes Day that costars Edgar Rivera and features lesbian comic Fortune Feimster, the queens dressed as characters she's played. DeLaCreme sported the wacky garb of Garner's mom in Yes Day (about a family that says yes to wild, fun things for a day). Peppermint showed up as her character in the beloved romantic comedy 13 Going on 30. And Cox donned a dragtastic outfit and wig worthy of Garner's Alias character Sydney Bristow.
The queens touched on Garner's longtime appeal with LGBTQ+ people and how she brings joy to viewers.
"What more can art do besides help us through those moments? I'm just so grateful," Garner said. "The connection to people is so important. The connection for opening up anything for people who are maligned or for people who are shoved to the side or for people who are not given a fair shake."
She also offered background about her upbringing and her long ties to the LGBTQ+ community.
"I grew up in West Virginia, a very conservative state. I grew up entrenched in the gay community there. I was a ballet dancer and in the community theater," she said. "The guy that did my hair for years in that community theater, he was Miss Gay West Virginia. I grew up revering both him and her. I knew them as two - her beauty, her talent, her charisma, her shine. How lucky was I?"
Regarding the impact that her accepting mom in Love, Simon had on queer viewers and their families, she told the queens that it was the most meaningful role she's played.
Watch the interview below. And watch Yes Day on Netflix now.