Category: RuPaul’s Drag Race

21 Jan

Where are the queens?

A brief summary of how you can get some more drag queens on TV outside of the competition shows

Willam in Wig

Do you ever feel like when you watch these “drag shows” you really wish you could see more of them outside of the competitions?

Well, I guess Mama Ru does too because as usual, she’s brought her favorites to her Netflix show with her. Now we all know Moms don’t have favorites (wink wink) but let’s face it, there are clearly some she wants to be around a little more often than others. The Netflix show AJ and The Queen follows a queen and her incredibly insightful young co-star on a journey of miles and miles of self maturity and experience.

What about other shows like Dragula? Will The Boulet Brothers make a feature-length film, we can already tell they like to tell stories by the intros of the competition show Dragula, also on Netflix. Will we get the full story in one long piece or will they leave the acting chops to Ru and continue with the chopping of heads of the losing contestants? Unfortunately, we don’t have any inside scoop on that yet, but we’ll keep asking The Boulet Brothers once they remove the restraining order.

In the meantime, we urge you to watch as much of the projects the queens do to keep them booked and working. Local queens (Non-Drag Race contestants – as of the publishing of this story) like Misty Violet, Allusia, and the LA gang can be seen in Cherry Pop with Bob The Drag Queen, Tempest DuJour, and more. While documentaries like “Wig” on HBO show off a slew of New York Queens when they pulled off the revival of Wigstock.

Whatever you do, get some more drag in your life because life is just too serious and drag queens let us have a good time and escape for a while. Thank you to all the queens who support us and entertain us and help us get through life with some laughter and flare. It can’t be easy in those heels and wigs… not to mention the tucks – AKA prison for your jewels.

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07 Nov

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK renewed for Season 2, Streaming on WOW Presents Plus in 2020

Shantay, you Stay. RuPaul’s Drag Race UK confirmed for second series on BBC Three

BBC Three and World of Wonder have today confirmed that a second-series of the UK version of the award-winning global hit RuPaul’s Drag Race will air in 2020.

Having brought RuPaul’s Drag Race UK to British screens for the first time to critical acclaim, BBC Three have opened applications to find another set of sickening queens to compete in the Olympics of drag. 

Series One has slayed audiences and is a runway success for BBC Three with 6.5 million total requests on iPlayer just over half way through the series.

Series one has seen the queens face a myriad of challenges designed to test their drag ability to the max, and they’ve served regal runway realness, formed two fierce girl bands, performed Downton Draggy and so much more. 

RuPaul says: “I want to thank the BBC and all our fans for their overwhelming support of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. This season’s queens proved that Britain’s Got Charisma Uniqueness Nerve and Talent and I want to see more! Here’s to another season of love, laughter and light!”

Kate Phillips, Controller, Entertainment Commissioning, says: “The response to the current UK series has been nothing short of dragulous; our viewers have really taken the show and the amazing queens to their hearts. So I’m delighted that Ru and the gang are going to shantay stay.  Let the search for the next group of queens begin!”

Fiona Campbell, Controller BBC Three, says: “I’m delighted that BBC Three will be the home for series two of Drag Race UK. I’ve loved getting to know every single queen; the amount of charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent radiating from them has been a true pleasure to watch. We’re very much looking forward to unleashing another series for our audience to tuck into!”

Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato, World of Wonder Co-Founders and Executive Producers, say: “RuPaul’s Drag Race UK has legs and we could not be more thrilled. It all turned out so “much bettah” than we could have imagined, from working with BBC Three to the UK queens’ boundless talents. We can’t wait to see who shows up to flash their tuppence for season 2!”

RuPaul’s Drag Race UK is an 8×60′ World of Wonder production for BBC Three. It was commissioned by Fiona Campbell, Controller BBC Three and Kate Phillips, Controller, BBC Entertainment. The Executive Producers are RuPaul Charles, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, Tom Campbell, Sally Miles and Bruce McCoy, and the BBC Commissioning Editor is Ruby Kuraishe.

The current series of Ru Paul’s Drag Race UK is continuing to wow BBC Three audiences on BBC iPlayer on Thursdays from 8pm.

A global phenomenon, the RuPaul’s Drag Race franchise is available in 193 countries through network partners and World of Wonder’s streaming service WOW Presents Plus. The series has been nominated in the US for a record-breaking 29 Emmys with 13 wins. In 2018, Drag Race became the first series to win Best Reality-Competition Program and Host in the same year, and the show had a repeat victory at this years’ ceremony.

To apply for the next series of RuPaul’s Drag Race UK sashay to https://get.rupaulsdragraceuk.com/casting/ And hurry, applications need to be in by Friday 15th November 2019

The current series finale airs at 8pm on November 21st exclusively in the UK on BBC iPlayer.