No engines in this drag race...

06 February 2009

But there are lots of trannies!

Famous supermodel, singer, and draq queen extraordinaire, RuPaul, has just introduced a new show on MTV's GLBT network, Logo.
It's called "RuPaul's Drag Race" and features a group of female impersonators all vying to be crowned the top queen.

One might think of it as "America's Next Top Model" for the gay community. RuPaul, seen in the photograph to the right, slightly resembles Miss Tyra Banks a bit, don't you think?

Thus far, only one episode has aired--and which they voted off the fat girl! Fat girls need to march on Washington or something because they're always being voted off within the first handful of episodes. With so few episodes having been run, it is difficult to pinpoint a definite format for the show. Aside from discrimination against robust women, the premiere episode consisted of the queens making costumes for their performances (a la "Project Runway"), runway walks, and all-important lip syncing.

The show is actually a lot of fun and holds promise for future episodes. Though everyone remained cordial during the debut, it is sure to get real within the next few episodes.

New episodes of RuPaul's Drag Race air Monday nights on Logo at 10 p.m.

Also, be sure to check out the RuPaul interview about the show on

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