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The World According to RuPaul

PaperJune 9, 2017

On a recent beautiful Friday evening in late May, I found myself crammed alongside hordes of other queer men inside a well-known gay bar in Brooklyn’s heavily gentrified Williamsburg. In about a half an hour, a large screen plastered onto one of the bar’s walls would project a live stream of the newest episode of the wildly popular drag queen competition show RuPaul’s Drag Race. During the commercial breaks, two New York City-based drag queens—Thorgy Thor, a contestant from Drag Race’s eighth season, and Aquaria, a popular choice to join the franchise’s next season—would entertain the audience with improvised banter about the show and, well, whatever else was on their minds.

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How to Win RuPaul’s Drag Race

VultureMarch 31, 2017

In the immortal words of some queen on RuPaul’s Drag Race: This isn’t RuPaul’s Best Friend Race! No baby, this is the fiercest competition on television, and you’d be better be able to pull out all the death drops if you want to win. RuPaul’s Drag Race, now on Friday nights at 8 pm on VH1, has entered its ninth official season now, meaning that like a conscientious bottom, this new group of girls can get prepared. In an act of benevolence, RuPaul didn’t eliminate anyone from the premiere episode, and instead — twist! — is bringing back a former contestant. So with the first elimination challenge coming up, what are the tricks you should have tucked away? Here are some tips that would have totally been helpful before you got eliminated.

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