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The Week in Drag: Wrapping up All Stars 6, meeting the monsters of Dragula season 4, Violet and Gottmik serve gorge and more

The Week in Drag: Wrapping up All Stars 6, meeting the monsters of Dragula season 4, Violet and Gottmik serve gorge and more

Kylie Sonique Love

Hello, hello, hello! We are still recuperating from an amazing RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars Season 6 while getting ready for the arrival of even more drag fabulousness in the Week in Drag.

This week, we take a last look at the All Stars finale and check in with our top 4 queens, including the newest champion, Kylie Sonique Love. We also have premiere dates for Drag Race UK season 3, Dragula season 4 and Shangela, Bob the Drag Queen, and Eureka’s road trip adventures on We’re Here.

There’s lots of fashion, fun and ferocity coming your way, so let’s bring it to the runway!

We’ve got one last chance to enjoy the comic stylings of Bob the Drag Queen and Thorgy Thor, so don’t miss this pair as they share their “Purse First Impressions” of the All Stars finale challenge and runway looks.  

While she didn’t take home the crown, we still love Eureka – and so does Trixie Mattel. Watch as the two kiki and get into drag together.  

Our reigning All Star, Kylie, talks about her victory and the long journey to the crown with Us Weekly.

Kylie says that the messiest cooks often make the best dishes and proves that you don’t need a pack of expensive makeup brushes to look flawless (of course, just being Kylie doesn’t hurt either.) In this episode of “Ruvealing the Look”, she shows how she created her starry, sparkly blue ball look.

I, like many Drag Race fans, was absolutely delighted to see Kylie take the All Stars crown. And if you need to be reminded why she deserved to be the champion, take a look back at her journey from the werk room to the win and relive some of her best moments and looks from the season.

Raja and Raven toot and boot the top 4’s finale runway looks on the last “Fashion Photo Ruview” of the season.

Last week, we shared Eureka’s “Whatcha Packin’?” interview with Michelle Visage. This week, Ginger Minj, Ra’Jah O’Hara, and Kylie all talked about their time on the show with Ru’s best squirrel friend.   

It’s always amazing to see today’s drag queens pay tribute to the performers who paved the way and Eureka’s tribute to the late, great Glenn Harris Milstead was truly Divine.  Here, she shows us how she created her tribute to the drag legend for the “Snatch Game of Love.” 

Ginger once again dons her comic-inspired Pop Art look and shows how she created a Lichtenstein fantasy.

The lovely Yuhua Hamasaki welcomes makeup maven Kimora Blac to discuss the finale looks on the latest “Bootleg Opinions.”

If you’re already suffering from Drag Race withdrawals, don’t fret, as we are just weeks away from another British Invasion. Season three of Drag Race UK premieres on September 23 on WOW Presents Plus.

For the first time ever, Drag Race UK will welcome a female queen to the werk room: Victoria Scone, who also has the honor of being the first cis woman to compete in any Drag Race series anywhere in the world. We’ll also get to meet Anubis Finch, Charity Kase, Choriza May, Elektra Fence, Ella Vaday, Kitty Scott-Claus, Krystal Versace, River Medway, Scarlett Harlett and Vanity Milan, and returning queen Veronica Green.

The BBC has already confirmed some amazing guest judges, including Little Mix’s Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Spice Girl Emma Bunton and Mis-Teeq star Alesha Dixon. They join the previously announced Matt Lucas (who’ll star in the premiere), Kathy Burke and Oti Mabuse. As well, Drag Race UK season three will welcome special guests Steps, who’ll coach the queens for (presumably) a song and dance challenge, and camp icon Charity Shop Sue.

If you loved Drag Race Down Under, it’s time to celebrate as the show has just been picked up for a second season. The series, coming in 2022, will stream exclusively on WOW Presents Plus in the US and other international markets, day-and-date with its local airings on Stan in Australia and TVNZ in New Zealand.

With executive producer RuPaul returning as the host, the second season will welcome a new group of queens from across Australia and New Zealand as they go head-to-head in hopes of taking home the title of Down Under’s next Drag Superstar. Casting for the new season kicked off on Thursday. The judges, guest judges, and premiere date will be ru-vealed at a later date.

Ru says, “I am thrilled to produce and host a brand-new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under. We’ve only just begun to shine a worldwide spotlight on the charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent of Australasian queens.”

“The unstoppable queens of Australia and New Zealand blew us away in season one, so we are thrilled to team up with Stan and TVNZ again to showcase a new batch of fierce competitors to international audiences on WOW Presents Plus,” said Executive Producers Fenton Bailey and Randy Barbato of World of Wonder.

This week, we also got to meet the queens competing in the fourth season of the Boulet Brothers Dragula, which arrives October 19 on Shudder – just in time for Halloween. Among the bewitching beauties competing for the crown and $100,000 will be previous Dragula competitor Saint, Astrud Aurelia who won Alaska’s Drag Queen of the Year pageant and RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 5 standout Jade Jolie. They’ll be facing Hoso Terra Toma, the show’s first competitor hailing from South Korea, Bitter Betty, AFAB queen Sigourney Beaver, La Zavaleta, Merrie Cherry, Formelda Hyde and Koco Caine. Season 4 guest judges include Vanessa Hudgens, Poppy, Orville Peck, and Bob the Drag Queen.  

And, if all of these premieres weren’t enough, Eureka, Bob and Shangela are once again hitting the road to help people in need through the magic of drag on the second season of their hit series We’re Here. The new episodes are available to stream on HBO Max starting on October 11.

In advance of the upcoming biopic The Eyes of Tammy Faye, Jujubee, Ginger Minj and Heidi N Closet serve up their best Tammy Faye Messner looks and are quizzed on “Tammy Trivia”.

On the latest episode of “UNHhhh”, Trixie and Katya take a hilarious look back at their looks from the first three seasons of their web series and yes, mistakes have been made.

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Speaking of queens dissecting each other’s looks, Violet Chachki and Gottmik devote the first episode of their new web series “No Gorge” to all of Violet’s looks from her winning season of Drag Race. I still think the outfit she wore for the season 8 finale is the best look ever on the show.  

Alaska has released her attest single, “Red”, which you can listen to here. The tune is the first track off her upcoming album “Red for Filth”. In a press statement, Alaska said, “Red is the color of blood, and the heart, and the color of love. This song and this album are dedicated to the time when I first fell in love with music — around the turning of the century. We’re drawing upon the sounds and textures of the 90s and early 2000s, with pop songs that are about love and friendship. I love the music and I can’t wait to share it with you all.”

The “Red 4 Filth” North American tour is Alaska’s first-ever headlining tour and will feature her performing her entire new album along with other fan favorites with a barrage of sickening high fashion backup dancers (2000’s pop-star style) as well as feature her signature brand of comedy for a must-see show. 

The tour will kick off January 19, 2022, in Orlando, FL, with over 30 additional dates throughout the country & Canada, including New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Toronto, and more.

Drag Race España’s first champion, the stunning Carmen Farala, tells all as she chats with Joseph Shepherd on the latest “Exposed.” I, for one, hope she comes to America and soon.

Jaymes Mansfield is at it again, working her magic on a wig found in an attic, turning it into an adorable 1960s beehive.  

Jaymes also got her hands on Trixie Cosmetics’ new Plant Gay collection and, in this video, she shows off the products and creates a floral makeup fantasy.

Honey Davenport and Loris from Dragula discuss a kid who really likes ice pops, weird online orders and lots more random topics on the latest “Da Fuq?”   

Canada’s Drag Race’s Priyanka released the last chapter of her video trilogy this week. Checkout the video for “Come Through” from her “Taste Test” EP.

Ginger Minj released another video from her upcoming country music album “Double Wide Diva” (that you can pre-order here). Check out her (really good) cover of ‘Friends in Low Places.”

And that’s all for this week. We’ll leave you with the lyric video for RuPaul and Tanya Tucker’s duet “This is Our Country” (better known as the song the queens added their own verses to in the All Stars finale. Until next week, stay healthy, stay safe, get vaccinated and say LOVE!

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