RuPAUL WINS HISTORIC EMMY — POSSIBLY GIVES SNEAK PEEK OF ‘ALL STARS 6’

As we head into the big night of the Emmys, RuPaul Charles has already made history. With his namesake show RuPaul’s Drag Race, Charles has been racking up the awards this week.  With the virtual awards kicking off on Tuesday, RuPaul’s Drag Race has won quite a few trophies. Outstanding Casting for a Reality Program, Outstanding Picture Editing for…

VH1 GREENLIGHTS ‘RuPaul’s DRAG RACE’ FOR A 13th SEASON

VH1 has renewed RuPaul’s Drag Race for a 13th season. The cable network also ordered new seasons of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars and RuPaul’s Drag Race: Untucked. In announcing the pickups, VH1 said that RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 was the highest-rated season in the franchise’s history. RuPaul’s Drag Race earned 13 Emmy nominations this year. “Drag queens have been on the frontlines of…

DRAG RACE’S CHI CHI DEVAYNE HAS REPORTEDLY DIED

After weeks in the hospital, RuPaul’s Drag Race alum Chi Chi DeVayne has died. Fellow alum Trinity K. Bonet announced the news on Instagram today. DeVayne, who competed on season 8 of the show, had been in the hospital being treated for pneumonia. In a recent Instagram Story post, while hooked up to a breathing tube she…

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: SEASON 12, EPISODE 12 – “THE GRAND FINALE”

They say necessity breeds invention, and, if that’s the case, RuPaul’s Drag Race season 12 made invention a sloppy, little bottom. Already hamstrung by controversy, the shaky start to season 12 was just the beginning as production (and the rest of the world) was pummeled by the pandemic. Instead of the appropriately grandiose grand finale, the queens,…

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: SEASON 12, EPISODE 12 – “VIVA DRAG VEGAS”

Of all the tropes RuPaul’s Drag Race trots out each year, the penultimate episode (I don’t count the Ru-union) is perhaps the most dependable. In an attempt to maximize tension, the judges typically spend the episode lavishing near universal praise on the remaining queens. It’s not undeserved, but they want us to be on the edge of…

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: SEASON 12, EPISODE 11 – “ONE-QUEEN SHOW”

Even as someone who has seen countless friends’ solo shows, directed solo shows and, yes, I’ll admit, even performed one or two myself, I still can admit they are a tough sell. (Not quite improv or slam poetry tough, mind you.) They can get real self-indulgent and navel-gazey, real quick. You’ve seen La La Land, you…

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: SEASON 12, EPISODE 10 – “SUPER FAN MAKEOVER”

Part of the Drag Race viewing experience seems to always include sitting around bitching about how this season’s queens aren’t as good as previous competitors. I’m certainly guilty myself. But watching this week’s charmer of an ep, the star power of this top six seemed undeniable. I don’t know, maybe I’m so desperate for contact it doesn’t…

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: SEASON 12, EPISODE 9 – “CHOICES 2020”

I can’t tell if it’s just that phase of quarantine where literally anything sends me into wild fits of rage, or if we have truly reached maximum RuPaul. Either way, yes, Vaginameatagingerminj, it is possible to have too much of a good thing. The 3.5-hour Drag Race marathon included a 90-minute celeb edition (see our review/recap here), Untucked and, of…

RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE: SEASON 12, EPISODE 8 – “DROOP”

You know, I could spend a significant portion of this recap smarmily describing Jan’s internal monologue as she desperately tries to pin her mental unravelling on the departure of her best friend, Brita, and not her inability to win a challenge, but, really, the edit already did her dirtier than I ever could. Yes, this…