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RuPaul's Drag Race: Preening, Posing, and Prognosticating

What do you get when you cross about a dozen drag queens, awesomely bad puns, sequins, shade, more sequins, product placement extravaganzas, and a whole lot of pink? If you said “a good time”, you’d technically be correct, but the answer I’m looking for is “RuPaul’s Drag Race”, the most fun hour of television week in and week out.

The hit Logo reality show is something like American Idol meets Project Runway meets America’s Next Top Model by way of a bad ecstasy trip. The queens have to have charisma (as well as uniqueness, nerve, and talent) and know how to work a stage, but they’re responsible for providing/making their own costumes and being able to accomplish all of what makes a drag queen true royalty. In addition to the considerable skill set that one must have to make it far in the competition (in a nutshell, sew, strut, and sell), all challenges based on Ru’s career highlights, you have to be able to hang with the big girls in terms of dishing out catty one liners (if you let it break you, you're done) and overshadowing that chick while lip syncing for your life. Read More....


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