Bugs Bunny is one the most beloved and iconic cartoon figures ever and he was the leading figure in Warner Brothers‘s Looney Tunes cartoon stable. But before his first official appearance prototypes of his character were tried out in several films. Bugs and Elmer Fudd‘s relationship, in which the dolt Elmer was always topped by the clever Bugs, was sealed early on.
RuPaul credits Bugs with his intro to drag. He told The Hollywood Reporter,
“Bugs Bunny was my first introduction to drag!
As a kid I always dressed in everything. I would use all the tools available as a human to express myself. No sexual connotation to it. It was just stuff.”
So Bugs was perhaps Hollywood’s first drag superstar. He really wasn’t shy about wearing women’s clothing or trying to seduce Elmer or any man, as you can see from multiple clips.
So, Hoppy Easter, Bugs! Somehow at 79, you haven’t aged a day.