The Week in Drag – Emmy Love for Mama Ru, Iconic Fashion From Manila Luzon and More!

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Hello, Drag Race fans! Even though we're in the throes of summer vacation, we've still got some updates from your favorite Ru girls, so let's bring it to the runway!

First of all, CONDRAGULATIONS to Ru and the whole team behind Drag Race and All-Stars for receiving a well-deserved and frankly sickening 14 Emmy award nominations. Mama Ru is once again nominated for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Competition Program and the show’s 11th season received an individual nomination for Outstanding Reality or Competition Program.

The show also got nominations in other categories including costuming, hair and makeup (although Raven and Delta Work were not recognized…for shame, Television Academy!) In addition, Untucked and the WOW Presents series “Portrait Of A Queen” and “Out of the Closet” received nominations in the short-form and unstructured reality categories. Entertainment Weekly has the full list of nominations.

The two hardest working dolls of podcasting, Willam and Alaska, once again spill some tea, kiki about politics and dive into the DMs on their weekly serving of “hot goss” and revisit the season three “QNN challenge” where the queen-testants channel their inner Diane Sawyers and (a possibly controversial) Connie Chung. Check out “Race Chaser” classique and “Hot Goss” on the Forever Dog network.

Over on our other favorite Drag Race podcast, “Drag Her”, Nicole and Mano discuss the first Untucked episode of All-Stars season one – with all of it's insane Tammie Brown-isms and the tragic elimination of Pandora Boxx. Check it out, and be on the lookout for our exclusive interview with Mano Agapion coming soon.

Peppermint and Cazwell, who you might remember from Manila Luzon‘s “Hella Horny” video, have a new podcast called “It's a Mess.” The rapper and the season 9 queen-turned-Broadway diva offer up advice on all sorts of issues, including coming out, how to deal with difficult (and sometimes stinky co-workers and more. Listener questions are given “dramatic readings” from guests including Willam and Bob the Drag Queen.

Cazwell says that the show has a message mixed with the humor, pointing out that, “Trans people of color don’t get their voices heard enough in the gay community,” and adds, “Pep has a lot to say and all the queens had better give her their full attention. Who knows? You might just learn something.” New episodes of “It's a Mess” are released on the Forever Dog network (home of “Race Chaser”) every Thursday on Apple Podcasts and Spotify.

Just because we're in between seasons doesn't mean we can't have our “Fashion Photo Ruview”! In the latest episode, the stunning Mariah joins Raven (who should have gotten some Emmy love for her makeup work on Drag Race this year, just saying) to toot and boot the looks seen at NYC Pride.

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Brad Goreski talks to the truly iconic Manila Luzon about fashion (as she rocks a Keith Haring-inspired outfit and a wedding cake-themed gown that I covet) and her influences (from Madonna to Disney villainess Cruella DeVil) on the latest episode of his web series, called, obviously, “Iconic”.

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Our favorite fashionistas, Violet Chachki and Naomi Smalls take us on another online shopping spree on the latest episode of “Shop Like a Queen.” This week, the pair shop for each other, with the (expected) fierce results. If either of you want to be my personal shopper, I am ready.

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I will admit that I don't “get” the ASMR phenomenon, but I will also admit that I could get into it if the only video I ever watched was this one featuring season eight's Derrick Barry (who looks amazing) and Nebraska (Alaska's drag daughter, in case you were unaware.)

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The always entertaining Katya and Trixie talk astrology on the latest installment of what has become my favorite web series, “UNHhhh.”

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Season 11's Soju is on a quest to become the first drag K-Pop superstar and I, for one, hopes she can achieve her goals. On the latest episode of her web series, the aptly named “I Want To Be A K-Pop Idol”, our favorite “cyst-er” shares the makeup tips to convey the cute innocence of K-Pop with the fierceness of drag.

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Until next week, stay fierce, my friends! Everybody say LOVE (and EMMY!)

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