RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS: SEASON 5, EPISODE 8 – “CLAP BACK”

Having grown accustomed to season-ending lip sync smackdowns (and even a virtual finale that exceeded most expectations), the All Stars finales are starting to feel a little “small” by comparison. A choreographed group number with an original solo already feels like a retread of earlier challenges, even if the difficulty has been ratcheted up. When Shea originally…

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE IS GETTING ANOTHER SPIN-OFF WITH VEGAS REVUE

Who’s ready to go to Vegas?  RuPaul’s Drag Race sashays into Sin City with some of our favorite queens in their new docuseries Vegas Revue. Cameras follow Drag Race icons Yvie Oddly, Asia O’Hara, Derrick Barry, Kameron Michaels, Naomi Smalls, and Vanessa “Vanjie” Mateo on their professional and personal journeys as they take on Las Vegas for the brand new RuPaul’s…

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS: SEASON 5, EPISODE 7 – “STAND-UP SMACKDOWN”

Yikes. Watching comedy challenges on Drag Race always feels like toeing the line between cackling and cringing while wearing six-inch stiletto heels. This week’s stand-up smackdown challenge led to a bit too much of the latter. Something of a hybrid between the standard roast and season 12’s more personal, storytelling-style one-queen shows. Most of the gals leaned…

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS: SEASON 5, EPISODE 4 – “SheMZ”

Of course RuPaul, whose adoration for Judge Judy has been well documented, would have a sweet spot for TMZ on TV. The long-running FOX program takes the most base parts of E! News, distills them down to their most vile and then runs it all through a Tosh.0 filter. Like Judy, it’s become an institution (it’s renewed through 2023!), but its cultural…

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE ALL STARS: SEASON 5, EPISODE 3 – “GET A ROOM”

I don’t know about you, but my fragile state of mind couldn’t possible withstand such a ruthless Drag Race coup as was teased Friday night on All Stars. Had the ladies acted to oust this season’s (former?) frontrunner, it would’ve been forever known as The Red Runway. Luckily, however, we got away with just a slight scare. It…

THE STARS OF HBO’S WE’RE HERE TALK DRAG, SMALL TOWNS & QUEER RESILIENCE

RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Shangela, Eureka O’Hara, and Bob the Drag Queen are changing the world one small town at a time on HBO’s gritty makeover reality series We’re Here.  The queens wield the power of drag to makeover people, minds, and hearts with a one night only specialty show starring members of the local community, LGBTQ+ folks,…