Hello, hello, hello! We are back, back, back again with lots of news, updates and more from the queens who put the “t” in talent in the latest edition of The Week in Drag.
We’re almost halfway through the sixth season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars and we’ve got recaps, reviews and interviews to keep you up-to-date on all things All Stars.
We salute the winner of Drag Race España and, if you’re looking to fill your next Drag Race fix, we meet the queens for the second season of a beloved international franchise.
If that’s not enough, we’ve got in-depth interviews with two Drag Race legends and lots of laughs from some of your favorite queens. Let’s not waste another minute and let’s bring it to the runway!
This week on All Stars, the queens created a new drag anthem and walked the runway in tropical-themed fashions. If you missed the episode, check out the latest “Pit Stop.” Laganja Estranja joins Trixie Mattel to recap the episode and talks about her amazing performance that cemented her status as the ultimate lip sync assassin, the ferocity of her season 6 sister Trinity K. Bonet and, of course, weed.
This week on All Stars, we had to say goodbye to the eternally energetic Jan. She talks to Michelle Visage about her experience this season versus season 12, the competition between she and her Stephanie’s Child sister Rosé and reveals her finale look and the All Star she bonded with the most on “Whatcha Packin’?”
Last week’s “Ru-Merican Horror Story” challenge and gothic runway looks had our recapping queens in their feelings for sure. Bob the Drag Queen and Thorgy Thor, taking us back to her Stevie Nicks tribute from All Stars season 3, discuss the high and low points of the episode on “Purse First Impressions.”
Raja and Raven let their goth flags fly and toot and boot the spooky runway looks on “Fashion Photo Ruview.”
Laganja, who is becoming the busiest queen in the game (and I’m so happy for her) and Yuhua Hamasaki share their thoughts on the goth looks on “Bootleg Opinions.” Side note: Yuhua has set up a GoFundMe to help Laganja pay for her transition. You can contribute here.
Last week’s eliminated All Star, A’Keria C. Davenport shows us how she achieved her stunning goth look in this makeup tutorial.
Drag Race España crowned its first queen, the lovely Carmen Farala. After serving fierce looks all season long, she, Killer Queen and Sagittaria had to lip sync (in English) Ru’s song “You Wear It Well” and gave us a fierce video. It was a great season and Supremme de Luxe was a fabulous host. I can’t wait for season 2. Congrats, Carmen!
International Drag Race fans rejoice! It was announced this week that Drag Race Holland will return for a second season on Friday, August 6th, exclusively on WOW Presents Plus in the US.
The ten queens competing to be crowned the Next Dutch Drag Race Superstar are Ivy-Elyse, Juicy Kutoure, Keta Minaj, Love Masisi, My Little Puny, Reggy B, Tabitha, The Countess, Vanessa van Cartier, and Vivaldi. Fred van Leer is back in the host seat for this new season.
Entertainment Weekly introduced us to the queens this past week and some standouts are “Vanessa Van Cartier, a trans trailblazer who broke barriers for representation at the Miss Continental pageant in Chicago and was drag mother to Drag Race Holland season 1 winner Envy Peru; Vivaldi, who provided wigs for returning host Fred van Leer last year; Love Masisi, a Haitian goddess who claims to have won an award ‘for best butt in the world’ at one point in her career, and Ivy-Elyse, billed as ‘one of the few Asian queens in the Dutch drag scene’ who wants to be an example for her community in the Netherlands.
Halleloo! Joseph Shepherd has been killing it with his interviews, both for his “Dragged Out” podcast and “Exposed” web series. “Dragged Out” features queens who were eliminated too soon and this week, Joseph talks to the most infamous queen to be sent packing first, the amazing Shangela.
Joseph has been a busy interviewer. On the latest “Exposed”, he gets in-depth with season 6 champion (and another fantastic interviewee) Bianca Del Rio.
Nina West is hitting the stage as Edna Turnblad in the national tour of the stage musical Hairspray. Nina is playing Edna Turnblad, the role made famous by Divine in John Waters’ 1988 film and Harvey Fierstein on Broadway, The cast includes Niki Metcalf as Tracy Turnblad, and The Voice’s Toneisha Harris as Motormouth Maybelle. The tour will begin with performances on November 12 at The Capitol Theatre in Yakima, Washington, ahead of the official tour opening night on November 17 at Broadway San Diego’s Civic Theatre. The Tony-winning musical will visit more than 60 cities in its first touring season.
If you like gory, spooky fun, and you have Netflix, check out the Fear Street trilogy. If you would rather watch Trixie and Katya reacting to the chills and thrills of the movie, check out the latest episode of “I Like to Watch.”
Halloween is rapidly approaching, and if you were planning on dressing like Trixie for the holiday, be warned that what you find online may not give you the complete Trixie fantasy. In this video, she tries on some “Trixie” wigs and dresses she finds on Amazon. Some are okay, but I don’t get the Tina Turner wig at all.
After she tried them on, Trixie sent the wigs to Jaymes Mansfield, who managed to use some of them to create a Lady Bunny inspired stacked wig. I love this so much. She also attempted to work her magic on the Tina Turner wig.
On the latest “Da Fuq?” Honey Davenport and Morgan McMichaels take on some offbeat topics, including a dog with extra appendages, pooch names, puppy play, a woman with a little something extra, fending off bears and more.
Get to know more about season 12’s spooky queen Aiden Zhane as she answers some fan-submitted questions.
Rock M Sakura takes us along with her as she gets ready for a gig.
And that wraps up all the drag news that’s fit to print. Until we meet again, stay healthy, stay safe, get vaccinated and say LOVE!