A weekly roundup of the latest news from the fierce world of drag.
Say g'day to the queens of "RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under" Season 2
Throw another wig on the barbie because RuPaul's Drag Race Down Under is back to serve even more koalas, uniqueness, nerve, and talent for the upcoming second season.
The 10 Aussie and Kiwi queens who will compete to be crowned Down Under’s Next Drag Superstar are Aubrey Haive, Beverly Kills, Faúx Fúr, Hannah Conda, Kween Kong, Minnie Cooper, Molly Poppinz, Pomara Fifth, Spankie Jackzon, and Yuri Guaii.
Click here to learn more about the fierce new crop of queens.
"Chrissy Judy" at Outfest
Todd Flaherty's new indie film, Chrissy Judy, had its world premiere at this year's Provincetown Film Festival, and will now be screening this weekend at Outfest. The description for the movie reads:
"Judy’s been described as many things: a free spirit, a day dreamer, a boy-crazy hot mess. But this is going to be the summer it all comes together for this ambitious, 30-something drag queen/cater-waiter and his best friend, Chrissy. That is, until Chrissy’s priorities suddenly shift, forcing a disillusioned Judy to examine his life and priorities as a queer artist, and rediscover himself in the process."
Chrissy Judy screens Friday, July 15 at Outfest, and if you can't make it to L.A., the movie will be streaming online July 16-18.
"RuPaul's Drag Race" snatches Emmy nominations
As expected, Season 14 of RuPaul's Drag Race racked up some nominations for this year's Emmys, including Outstanding Competition Program, and Outstanding Host for RuPaul.
Political attack ad... with a wig reveal?
Arizona GOP gubernatorial candidate Kari Lake said drag shows were dangerous for children, yet according to old social media posts she's a fan of drag herself:
“I’ve performed for Kari’s birthday, I’ve performed in her home (with children present,) and I’ve performed for her at some of the seediest bars in Phoenix,” Richard Stevens — a.k.a. drag queen Barbra Seville — wrote on Facebook, reports The Washington Post.
Now a new political attack ad features a queen calling out Lake for being a hypocrite — and the ad ends with a wig reveal, which must be a first for a political ad?
"Schitt's Creek" meets "Trixie Motel"
On the season finale of the groovy Discovery+ series, Emily Hampshire (Stevie from Schitt's Creek) swings by Trixie Motel to teach the drag superstar a thing or two about running a motel.
The Canada's Drag Race Season 1 winner crashed into the "Yuck" singer. Collab incoming?