RuPaul's Drag U: What Do You Think About the Format Changes?


Last summer saw the debut of RuPaul's Drag U, a feel-good trip down the drag rabbit hole that felt like part therapy session, part extended makeover. During the hour, three women of a certain theme (single mothers, sisters, etc.) would be teamed up with three past Drag Race contestants who would turn them from drab to fab at a breakneck pace. While they were up to their eyes in glitter and gowns, they were confronting past issues of abandonment and insecurity, culminating in a grandiose final reveal that allowed the former wallflowers to really strut their stuff in front of a crowd.

But alas, the internet masses had issue with the fact that the contestants would be receiving two sets of score to ascertain their DPA - that's Drag Point Average, folks. The general consensus seemed to be that taking three vulnerable women, building up their self-esteem, and pitting them against one another could tear them down, leaving the show basically pointless. Now that we're in season 2, the stakes have changed. Yes, there's still a winner to be named, who receives make-up, a trip, and $3166.17, but the scores are officially done away with, replaced by deliberations like we see on Drag Race. Read More...


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