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TOPIC: RuPaul's Drag Race

RuPaul's Drag Race 18 Sep 2016 13:49 #10228

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This week, a friend and I were having a discussion on what are some good shows to watch on Netflix or Hulu. Eventually, my friend told me that her favorite show of all time is Rupaul's Drag Race, and that it is currently on its eighth season on Logo TV. I’m the type of person who likes to watch reality TV shows from at least the first half of the season. I started with Season 4, and I think it is by far the most entertaining show I ever watched. I love that it brings positive attention to the drag, trans and gender fluid communities, and it gives them an opportunity to compete for life changing prizes.

RuPaul’s Drag Race is a reality television show that documents RuPaul’s search for America’s next drag superstar. The show provides these ladies with the tools necessary for them to be the best drag queens they can be, and puts them through a series of contests per episode, in which at the end of the episode one girl gets eliminated. Throughout the episodes, the ladies are tested on beauty, charm, sense of humor, acting skills, and elegance. The stress of competition can sometimes cause drama between some of the lady’s, while the stress brings some closer together. It emphasizes issues people in this community may struggle with, like having a sense of community and support that provides them with resources and access to equal rights.

Representation is absolutely important, especially for people who are not well represented in the media. I love that RuPaul’s Drag Race represents a population of people who receive negative, or little-to-no representation in the media. A lot of the lady’s throughout the seasons take the time to thank RuPaul for his contributions to the drag, gay, and trans communities. RuPaul’s Drag Race inspires anyone watching no matter who they are, to be themselves and love themselves no matter what. I feel this is extremely necessary for society to have the opportunity to educate themselves with shows like this on communities they may not have been aware of.
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RuPaul's Drag Race 30 Oct 2016 22:01 #10769

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I love seeing other people giving Ru Paul's Drag Race it deserves. I discovered the show at Season 3, and instantly loved it. These men that dress in drag, and are typically gay as well, are able to carry themselves with such confidence that a viewer can't help but respect these drag queens on some level. Typically, the queens have overcome some social adversity from family, friends, and the general public, yet they are able to raise their heads high, and love themselves no matter what society says about them. It was very exciting to see Ru Paul win an Emmy for his show, and knowing that he was gaining the recognition that he has been working on since the 80s. Ru Paul has created spin-offs to Drag Race, and even a makeover show for women that have lost their confidence. I hope that Ru Paul's star continues to rise, and there will be more Drag Race seasons to come because I just love watching that show.
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RuPaul's Drag Race 03 Nov 2016 21:46 #10802

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I just started watching Ru Paul's Drag Race after a friend put me onto it. My favorite so far, out of sheer and shallow envy, is Naomi Smalls. I also love Kim Chi's looks and style. It's always a positive experience, watching it because you can see how passionate these contestants are to have gotten to this point. The friend who introduced me to the show recently went to a huge drag convention where many of the queens from Drag Race were there. She not only loved seeing her favorite queens, but all of the young and aspiring queens who looked up to them.
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