A weekly roundup of the latest news from the fierce world of drag.
Canada’s Drag Race: Canada Versus The World
Pack a parka and prepare to head back up North because Canada’s Drag Race: Canada Versus The World was announced this week. The follow-up to RuPaul's Drag Race: U.K. vs the World, is a six-episode battle that "brings back fan-favorites from the international Drag Race family for an elite competition to crown the 'Queen of the Mother-Pucking World.'" Brooke Lynn Hytes, Brad Goreski, and Traci Melchor were announced as series judges, but we have to wait to see which queens will compete. The series is set to premiere sometime later this year.
Drag fights back in Texas
While there are a list of pressing issues facing Texans today, one representative from the Lone Star State is investing their time and energy into… #drag shows? On June 6, State Rep. Bryan Slaton announced that he plans to file a bill to ban drag shows in the presence of minors. “Drag shows are no place for a child,” the Republican legislator posted on Twitter.
Scarlet Envy is picture perfect
Make love to the camera! Drag Race Season 11 queen Scarlet Envy is featured in a new online Pop Culture Photography course taught by creative designer and photographer David Ayllon, who also happens to be the Senior Art Director at Taco Bell. The course can be found on Domestika, which is like an artsy alternative to Masterclass.
Queer as Folk
Peacock's Queer as Folk might be a bold "re-imagining" of the cult U.K. series, but it's still about queer nightlife — so of course, there are some fierce drag numbers. Season 1 is streaming now on Peacock.
Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration
The new Netflix comedy special is the largest-ever gathering of LGBTQ+ comics. Stand Out: An LGBTQ+ Celebration is hosted by Billy Eichner and features legends like Rosie O’Donnell, Margaret Cho, and Sandra Bernhard, as well as Joel Kim Booster, Guy Branum, Patti Harrison, Bob the Drag Queen, and Trixie Mattel.
Trixie Mattel has some Attitudes!
Speaking of Trixie, she's the special guest co-host on this week's Attitudes! podcast. Hear Trixie and Bryan Safi (9-1-1, You) talk about everything from Trixie Motel to tennis and Judge Judy "hotties."