RuPaul said, “You will stop watching Drag Race content when I say you can.”
VH1 today announced the expansion of the Emmy® Award-winning “Drag Race” franchise with a six episode new docu-series, “RuPaul’s Drag Race: Vegas Revue” premiering Friday, August 21st at 8PM ET/PT. Cameras follow six legendary drag queens in their professional and personal journeys as they take on Las Vegas in a brand new “RuPaul’s Drag Race Live!” residency. The cast includes season 11 winner Yvie Oddly, and iconic queens Asia O’Hara, Derrick Barry, Kameron Michaels, Naomi Smalls and Vanessa “Vanjie” Mateo.
“RuPaul’s Drag Race: Vegas Revue” brings viewers behind the scenes of a jaw-dropping live stage show as it launches on the world famous Las Vegas strip. The series gives fans a deeper look into the lives of their favorite queens as they showcase the charisma, uniqueness, nerve and talent it takes to pull off groundbreaking performances in front of a live audience.
To all of which, we say, “Girl, we guess so.” Look, we’ve got a book on Drag Race’s importance, so we’re not likely to be the most objective folks you’ll find on this topic, but we feel all kinds of ways about this. Non-competitive reality shows never really were our kind of thing. We started as Bravo reality fan bloggers and yet you’ve never heard us say a word about any episode of Real Housewives in all this time. If the whole point of the show is scripted reality show drama, it’s just not something we’re going to be into. And even though we have a vested interest in hoping Drag Race stays a popular franchise for some time, even we think the Drag Race brand could use a breather after airing season 12, Drag Race UK, Drag Race All Stars, and Canada’s Drag Race back to back. Having said all that…
We love these dolls and we’re likely to be catching this one if it’s got a lot of drag numbers in it. At least it’s something a bit new in the franchise and not another iteration of the competition-based shows.
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