RuPaul’s Drag Race: All StarsLatest News and Opinion
Posted Friday 3/23/18 at 9:54PM EDT
RuPaul's Drag Race has become pop-culture's dominant slang engine, but that slang has been stripped of its valuable context
"The vernacular of drag culture has been absorbed so quickly that few even know where the terms originated," says Lexi Pandell, adding: "If you’re new to drag culture, watching Drag Race—which debuted in 2009 and is part America’s Next Top Model, part Project Runway, and part SNL—can feel a little like stepping into unknown linguistic territory. In watching queens serve any and all manner of realness, viewers are absorbing an argot that has birthed everything from 'realness' to 'kiki to 'spilling the tea.' And unless you've been living off the grid for the past few years, you've likely been 'yas, queen!'-ed into oblivion via Broad City, 2 Dope Queens, or the umpteen million GIFs that celebrate the full-throated celebration." ALSO: Drag Race alums respond to RuPaul's transgender controversy.
Posted Friday 3/16/18 at 10:02PM EDT
Why was RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars 3 so disappointing?
"After a stellar, jaw-unhingingly good All Stars 2, this season felt more like an embarrassing cousin you brought to gay happy hour who wears double polos," says E. Alex Jung. "Each episode front-loaded annoying interpersonal drama, leaving the actual content — the challenges, the runway — feeling as empty as a bottle of poppers at 4 a.m. at the Cock. Whether it was Milk’s sense of humor, Bebe’s anti-wig reveal, or Trixie Mattel’s ultimate win, this season of All Stars has been baffling, anticlimactic, and padded in all the wrong places."
Posted Thursday 2/15/18 at 9:04PM EST
RuPaul's Drag Race producer sues an anonymous leaker
World of Wonder Productions is trying to unmask the person behind the Twitter and Instagram accounts "RealityTVLeaks," which has been posting clips and still images online before they are shown on TV. When Variety asked about the leaks, "RealityTVLeaks" responded: “I’ll be here every Thursday with bomb leaks to keep ya quenched until the episode lol.”
Posted Friday 2/09/18 at 8:57PM EST
RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars had a superb parody of The Bachelor
Last night’s “The Bitchelor” episode was so great it deserves its own series.
Posted Tuesday 2/06/18 at 2:36AM EST
RuPaul’s Drag Race may get the Lego treatment
The Lego review board is considering a “RuPaul’s Brick Race” Lego set.
Posted Wednesday 1/24/18 at 11:32PM EST
RuPaul’s Drag Race: TV’s most radical show?
Since its premiere in 2009, RuPaul’s reality franchise has found a broader and younger audience, reflecting an era that is fixated on gender and identity, says Jenna Wortham. “Drag Race has become a staple of modern television for the way it skewers expectations and attitudes about gender, much as a show like Black-ish works to challenge stereotypes about black families in America," she says. "That isn’t to say contestants on Drag Race don’t bicker or trade petty insults, as in other reality-TV shows, but the program doesn’t leave viewers with the same existential dread about the future of humanity as, say, any of the Real Housewives franchises.”
Posted Thursday 1/18/18 at 9:48PM EST
Nancy Pelosi to guest-judge RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars
The House minority leader will be among a slew of Season 3 guest-judges, including Vanessa Hudgens, Adam Lambert and Tituss Burgess.
Posted Friday 12/15/17 at 5:32PM EST
Sundance will host a RuPaul’s Drag Race retrospective
RuPaul is headed to the Sundance Film Festival for the RuPaul’s Drag Race: A Retrospective of the Cultural Phenomenon, which is scheduled as the Emmy-winning VH1 reality show celebrates its 10th season.
Posted Thursday 12/14/17 at 9:52AM EST
RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars announces a move to Thursdays, releases a Season 3 promo
Season 3 will kick off on Jan. 25 with a 90-minute opening episode.
Posted Friday 10/20/17 at 11:40PM EDT
RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars unveils its Season 3 cast
Trixie Mattel, Milk and BenDeLaCreme are among the returning faves.