When you're Dolly Parton, you can say pretty much anything you want, whether it's commenting on her husband's desire for a threesome with Jennifer Anniston, or saying that, if born male, she would have totally been a drag queen.
During an ABC News interview, Dolly was asked:
"Is it true that you once said that it's a good thing you were born a girl, otherwise you would have been a drag queen?"
To which Parton responded:
"Yes, it is true. Because I'm so over-exaggerated and I have so many fans in the gay community, and the drag queens."
"It's a good thing I was born a girl, otherwise I'd be a drag queen"(Dolly Parton). @DollyParton is such an America… https://t.co/Yyp4qwDGWg— Nicolette NuVogue (@Nicolette NuVogue)1544239795.0
In an interview with Jennifer Aniston, star of the upcoming Netflix movie Dumplin', feauring Parton's music, Dolly also said:
"I've always had these drag queens dress like me. And I even lost a Dolly Parton lookalike contest."
Dolly actually told the story of losing the Dolly Parton lookalike contest to ABC in 2012:
"They had a bunch of Chers and Dollys that year, so I just over-exaggerated—made my beauty mark bigger, the eyes bigger, the hair bigger, everything. All these beautiful drag queens had worked for weeks and months getting their clothes. So I just got in the line and I just walked across, and they just thought I was some little short gay guy… but I got the least applause."
i hate everyone except the drag queen who beat dolly parton in a dolly parton look alike contest— danielmerrychristmas (@danielmerrychristmas)1524167394.0
@saucissonsec @shamblebot @tabbiewolf I think my favorite story is one she tells about entering a Dolly Parton look… https://t.co/8Azer39r2G— abbarach (@abbarach)1513051600.0
Dumplin' also stars "bisexual actress Cameron Dove and non-binary star Bex Taylor-Klaus," and is now available on the streaming service.
Dumplin' | Official Trailer [HD] | Netflix www.youtube.com
Parton has long been an advocate for LGBTQ rights, commenting in 2016:
"I think everybody should be treated with respect. I don't judge people and I try not to get too caught up in the controversy of things. I hope that everybody gets a chance to be who and what they are."
@PinkNews DOLLY REALY IS A TREMENDOUS PERSON..... SHE DONATED TO GET GATLINBURG BACK ON IT'S FEET AND GOING AGAIN A… https://t.co/W48uOXSynI— Wendy Marie McCraw (@Wendy Marie McCraw)1544151879.0
Ahead of Australia's vote to legalize gay marriage, Parton also spoke out in favor of LGBTQ equality:
"love is love and we have no control over that… I think people should be allowed to [marry]."
@abbarach @shamblebot @tabbiewolf She is incredible, a good soul from tip to tail and she really does seem to live… https://t.co/jQoFii8dVz— Liddle Lamzy Dive (@Liddle Lamzy Dive)1513032119.0
If you're a Dolly Parton fan (and we know you are), be sure to catch Dumplin' on Netflix, for which her song "Girl in the Movies" has already been nominated for a Best Original Song Golden Globe!
Dolly Parton - Girl in the Movies (from the Dumplin' Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) youtu.be
I wanna be a Dolly Parton Drag Queen when I grow up. #dumplin— Nessa Claire Wrafter (@Nessa Claire Wrafter)1544220840.0
Can I just say that #Dumplin was everything I wanted Sierra Burgess to be but infinitely better? As a plus size gir… https://t.co/SPpd9RtzWJ— Amanda Marie Rivera (@Amanda Marie Rivera)1544336166.0
I’m not even out of bed yet and I can hear my husband playing @DollyParton on YouTube from the living room. Guess w… https://t.co/xyqcpuZ2cw— Lindsey Hoover (@Lindsey Hoover)1544362618.0
I actually wish we had more movies where the leading woman is more realistic, bigger in size and looks like most of… https://t.co/ORYwSaecnc— Dami ✨ (@Dami ✨)1544362326.0