Why RuPaul's Drag Race Is the Best Thing on Television
If you are lucky enough to have the sensational and spicy LOGO TV channel on your television set, the show to watch on Monday nights is Ru Paul's Drag Race. Now in its third season, the show combines creativity, artistic expression, personality, and comedy. It puts all other competition reality shows to shame.
Each episode, fabulous drag queens from all over the country compete in rigorous challenges -- all for the goal of winning the title of America's Next Drag Superstar. RuPaul demands character, charisma, and charm from each of the contestants. If you don't bring it honey, you will get the axe more quickly than a lumberjack in a tutu. Here are ten reasons it's the best show on TV.
Photo by Mathu Anderson
Your Grammy's hair piece has nothing on these contraptions. Each outfit
these drag queens don are large and in charge or tight and right. Some
of these head warmers are so extravagant the competitors have to super
glue them to their heads. We guess taking all your hair off in the name
of entertainment is nothing new, just ask Britney Spears.
A good pair of heels is every diva's weakness, but when was the last
time you tried to find a pair of shocking stilettos to fit a size 12
wide foot? These queens not only have the task of looking fierce at
every juncture, but they have to walk, strut and dance in heels higher
than Bob Marley on 4/20. It is fascinating to see a 6'1", 250-pound
entertainer dance like Tina Turner.
8. Pit Crew
Gay, Straight, whatever, who doesn't enjoy watching a ripped and toned,
gorgeous male specimen prance around greased up? After all, what is a
pit crew for anyway?
No reality show is complete without cast confessionals. These girls
throw shade in a big way. Watching the cat fight during the reunion is
better than Thanksgiving Dinner with the family.
The transformation of drag is in no way complete with a fantastic makeup
job. The structure and shaping of the face and dramatic looks that are
created by these artists are mind blowing. From time to time you will
see a girl in your local club try to pull this off, but drag makeup on a
real woman is nothing short of a disaster. These entertainer's skills
will have you dropping to your knees...in admiration of course.
5. Judging Panel
Roger and Ebert don't have a thing on these critics. The girls are in
the hot seat at the end of the show. They are judged on their challenge
and runway outfit and performance. Watching the judging panel rip apart
these queen's hard work is better than Shark Week.
4. The Interior Illusions Lounge
After each runway show and judge review, the contestants are asked to
return to the "Interior Illusions Lounge." This is really another way of
saying, "Go stress out about how bad your performance was and argue
with the other queens." You can see everything in the segment from crude
remarks, drink tossing, cursing, tears, and fake eyelashes flying.
3. The Runway
These divas put Naomi Campbell to shame! The looks vary from campy
drag, Parisian couture to Jessica Rabbit look a-likes. The runway never
looked so fierce, and never held such attitude.
The Man. The Queen. The Legend. This entertainment icon is nothing short
of enchanting. She takes ordinary performers and molds them into
superstars with just one saying, "You better Work!" This is hardly her
only catch phrase of the show, but her advice and charm is inspiring and
riveting. Every week she outshines each of her contestants, which even
more solidifies her position as the industry's leading queen. She shows
humor, compassion, strength, beauty, and pure talent through her show.
1. "LIP SYNCH FOR YOUR LIFE!"
These are poison to any queen's ears. This phrase means you have failed
at every challenge of the week and are now in the hot seat. If you are
chosen to lip synch you better work or you'll be packing all of those
wigs, lashes, oversized heels and boob glue up and headed back to face
the dark hollow of rejection. The contestant chosen to "sashay away" is
always devastated, but is sent with a ray of hope to continue their
journey to the throne.
Get the ICYMI: Today's Top Stories Newsletter Our daily newsletter delivers quick clicks to keep you in the know
Catch up on the day's news and stay informed with our daily digest of the most popular news, music, food and arts stories in Miami, delivered to your inbox Monday through Friday.