The Week in Drag – AVALON TV returns, Bob and Madonna’s duet, Utica talks fashion and more

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Hello, hello, hello! It’s that time of the week when we catch up with the fierce and fabulous queens of the international Drag Race universe.

This week, we talk love and relationships with the queens, celebrate a second season of a series from the House of Avalon, and are treated to wig wizardry from. Jaymes and makeup magic from Trixie and Patrick Starrr.

In addition, we get advice from Bob and Monét, go backstage with Alaska, and peek into the closet of fashion queen Utica. There’s lots of news and updates for you this week, so let’s bring it to the runway!  

Last week on Drag Race UK, it was time for the fan-favorite Snatch Game and the queens brought their best celebrity impersonations to the stage. Get this sneak peek of the latest episode of “Binge Queens” and catch what Kennedy Davenport, Lawrence Chaney, Cheryl Hole, and Blu Hydrangea have to say about the episode. Watch full episodes of “Binge Queens” on WOW Presents Plus.

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Yes, Halloween is over, but I can’t get enough of Jaymes Mansfield bringing new life to cheap costume wigs. In this video, she transforms some dollar-store spooky vampire wigs into a 1960s Jacqueline Susann-inspired look.

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Good news for fans of Gigi Goode and Symone. World of Wonder has picked up a second season of the House of Avalon-led WOW Presents Plus original series, AVALON TV.

Premiering in 2024, AVALON TV’s sophomore season will continue to stream exclusively on WOW Presents Plus, World of Wonder’s owned and operated SVOD service. The House of Avalon – Symone, Gigi Goode, Marko Monroe, Grant Vanderbilt, Hunter Crenshaw, Rylie Holden, and Caleb Feeney – will all return as the series leads. 

AVALON TV first premiered in October of this year, bringing fans along for a genre-bending ride across fashion, nightlife, drag, art, comedy, and more with one of LA’s hottest creative collectives, The House Of Avalon. Season one showcased Symone’s first Met Gala, shared an intimate look at Gigi’s fat transfer breast augmentation surgery, featured exclusive interviews with special guests like Abby Lee Miller and Orville Peck, premiered sketch comedy performed by the House, and so much more. In its sophomore season, AVALON TV promises to bring fans even more drama, laughs, celebrity guests and exclusive access to the House’s unique creative vision.

“We want our AVALON TV!” said World of Wonder co-founders Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato. “The House of Avalon are a creative force we are proud to feature on WOW Presents Plus. Our continued collaboration with these visionaries is what WOW Presents Plus is all about.” 

“We are grateful folks tuned in and thankful to our WOW family for believing in us for so long,” said The House of Avalon. “In the first season we tried to push ourselves, poke fun, and pay homage to the pop culture that shaped us, and in season two we want to go BIGGER, WILDER, LONGER! We have so many ideas and are ready to share even more of our lives with everyone. GET READY!!!!”

The season one finale of AVALON TV airs tomorrow night on WOW Presents Plus. In honor of the good(e) news, check out this clip from the show featuring Gigi getting some life-changing surgery.

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With 2023’s legislative attacks on the trans and drag communities across the United States, Love Inc. Magazine, the premier equality-minded® wedding publication, announces the release of its second print issue with a glamourous cover story with six influential drag queens from RuPaul's Drag Race, donning couture wedding gowns in full drag glam. The queens— Aura Mayari, Jan Sport, Honey Davenport, Ariel Versace & Chasity St. Cartier, Mrs. Kasha Davis and Jax —not only radiate charisma and charm but also symbolize unity and resilience in the vibrant world of LGBTQ+ entertainment.

The featured queens share their own personal love stories and their dedication to the LGBTQ+ community, offering insights into their individual journeys and advocacy efforts. Honey said, “I truly believe that it’s darkest before the dawn. For a while, we were blinded by a small piece of equality, and it granted us some comfort. But now that we’re losing, we’re starting to fight again. I think that a lot of conversation is being had right now, and that is where change happens. I’m using my platform to spread the message by talking about it. Conversation is the precipice for change.”

Mrs. Kasha Davis adds, “We are living in a world of change at the moment with regard to the anti-drag, anti-LGBTQ, the queer community, our trans brothers and sisters. And what we need to realize is that the fact is we are making progress. We are getting attention. We are seeing that the world is seeing all of us and some feathers are ruffled. Well, guess what? We’ve got a lot of ruffles, we’ve got a lot of feathers, and we're going to keep on shaking them and showing the world that we truly are one!” 

Two makeup mavens unite to talk cosmetics and YouTube Trixie chats and gets into makeup with Patrick Starrr.

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Utica cracked me up on her season of Drag Race (especially when Ru asked if she partook in a little 420), and her fashions were *chef’s kiss*. She invites us into her home to showcase her favorite looks on the latest episode of “Out of the Closet.”

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Jaymes styles the new Sasha Colby ponytail. Side note: I want a Sasha Colby ponytail.

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Alaska takes us along to August’s Happyland Festival in Vancouver on the latest episode of her web series, “The After Show.”

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Escandalo! Violet and Gottmik talk TikTok accusations, rumors and more on the latest episode of “No Gorge.”

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Canadian queens Priyanka and Lemon kiki and cut up on the latest episode of “Come Through.”

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Bob and Monét are back with more sage words for you on the latest “Sibling Advicery”. They give us their two cents on dating a former teacher, surviving a minimum wage job and more.

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Bob is collaborating with Madonna on her Celebration tour and now the pair have a musical collab. Check out “Bitch Like Me.”

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And that’s it for this week. We’re leaving you with the latest video from the delightfully eccentric Tammie Brown. Enjoy “Time Machine” and until we meet again, stay safe, stay healthy, support the queens and say LOVE!

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