Just as quickly as the Babadook become an unexpected queer icon, another fictional character has been embraced for Pride month: Meet Cuca, a mythological crocodile with a penchant for blond wigs and sass who steals from naughty children. (In some legends, she actually eats the kiddies.)
— Richard Logan (@richardlogan89) June 16, 2017
— Yann (@YANNmusica) June 16, 2017
Cuca surfaced as an Internet meme last week and quickly took off. Fans have been interjecting her into Pride parades and some of RuPaul’s Drag Race’s most infamous scenes.
— 2013 Kylie Jenner (@rjhlj) June 16, 2017
— Emojina (@Em0jina) June 19, 2017
— Charles Cooper (@ChazReddBear) June 16, 2017
She’s appeared in children’s books as far back as the 1920s, but its the live-action version from 1970s television that’s making the rounds.
— Terry Blas (@TerryBlas) June 17, 2017
Who will be the next monster baddie embraced as an LGBT superstar? Could you see Freddie Krueger or Michael Myers on a Pride float?