If you think lip-syncing is easy, you probably haven't done it for your life. Just ask the many drag queens of "RuPaul's Drag Race. When faced with elimination, these queens battle bleached-white tooth and manicured nail for their spot in the competition.
He wore a pinstripe suit and an open-collar shirt revealing a wedge of shaved chest. He stared down the road through oversize sunglasses. Charles is back on top.
R uPaul's Drag Race has always been a blind spot in my queer cultural canon. Lots of my friends obsess over it, and I have seen a few episodes, but before three months ago I couldn't pick out an Alaska or a Ginger Minj from a lineup. I knew some sparse details about a few cast members, but for the most part my brain shut off whenever the show became a topic of conversation.
Credited with not only coining the phrase, he lives it to the fullest. Drag, according to Charles, applies to us all, regardless of gender, race or social background. Not only that, but he's also working on a scripted television series with the director J.
For decades, drag shows have provided gay men a place where they can congregate and celebrate the things that they are ridiculed for by a society with rigid views of masculinity. His star began to fade when conservative values took hold of the country during George W. Drag Race shines a light on the artistry of drag while giving viewers the opportunity to learn about the people underneath the makeup, and the show has grown in popularity with each new season.
An encore of the show will still play on Logo every Monday. The shift from Logo to VH1 speaks to a conversation in the LGBTQ community about visibility in a post-marriage equality world and the importance of safeguarding the queerness of spaces and culture. While younger generations of viewers might be taken aback by the shifting tides, VH1, Logo and RuPaul share a history and all operate within the same corporate parent company: Viacom.
RuPaul Charles is arguably the most commercially successful drag queen in America. It gained mass viewership, especially among LGBT audiences, by mainstreaming a part of gay life — drag queens and drag queen culture — never before seen as the subject of a TV show. From the beginning of his career, RuPaul has been a serious businessman.
Is it OK heterosexual viewers watch and use language from the drag queen competition? By Thomas Ling. On our shores? Drag Race has become mainstream.
Though it remains among the lower-rated networks overall, Logo is the only cable network in the demo to post 10 consecutive quarters of year-over-year growth. Vivica A. Fox will join as the host of a summer special.