There Were A Few Surprises And Record-Breakers In An Otherwise Pretty Predictable Emmy Awards Ceremony
I watched the 73rd Annual Primetime Emmys last night, and because I live on the east coast, I went to bed immediately after the final award was presented at too-late-for-me-o’clock. And it should be no surprise that I had the weirdest dream last night about a member of the royal family-turned-soccer coach that looked like Kate Winslet and sounded like John Oliver, who for some reason really wanted me to learn how to play chess with their best friend, Cedric the Entertainer. The Emmys last night kind of felt like déjà vu happening in real-time. Oh look, Ted Lasso won another award! The Crown is cleaning up! But there were some moments that felt right, like the formerly snubbed Michaela Coel taking home the award for Writing for a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie, for the incredible I May Destroy You. But other than that, and a few fun surprises, there was a whole lot of Cheerful Soccer Coach and 1980’s-era British Queen Having Problems With Her Son’s Messy Marriage.
Open Post: Hosted By RuPaul’s Rules For Dealing With Anti-Maskers On Flights
RuPaul brought some flaming hot baldness to Jimmy Kimmel Live! as he filled in for Jimmy Kimmel. Ru of course did the whole monologue schtick and touched on the hot topics going on in the world including anti-makers losing it on planes. And in true drag queen fashion, Ru had some advice for how to deal with those such people: shutting them the fuck down. You see the only time Ru doesn’t want you wearing a mask for your safety is if he and his fellow RuPaul’s Drag Race judges need to see your lips moving to make sure you know all the words to Ariana Grande‘s Greedy.
The Cast Of “RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars” Season 6 Has Been RuVealed
It’s here! It’s finally here! Yet another fucking season of RuPaul’s Drag Race All-Stars! The sixth season will debut on June 24, and the cast was just revealed. And, listen, there are some great queens here, but let’s be real; with each passing year, these All-Stars get less and less impressive. Nothing will ever match the wondrous heights of All-Stars season 2 Katya vs. Alaska ft. Detox/Alyssa Edwards/Tatianna. But, hey, maybe they’ll provide us juicy fights and dramatic tricks? Fingies crossed!
Open Post: Hosted By RuPaul’s Drag Race: The Mobile Game
If there’s one thing RuPaul loves, it’s monetizing absolutely everything. From his drag to his land to his “singing”, Ru will always find a way to make a buck. So it’s no surprise that he’s developing a video game based on RuPaul’s Drag Race. This morning Leaf Mobile’s East Side Games announced they’d partnered with production company World of Wonder to develop a free mobile game that’ll “take players inside iconic moments from the series.” I hope that includes that time Pearl asked Ru if there was something on his face. That’s the most iconic moment I can think of.
RuPaul Discussed Transgender Inclusion On “Drag Race”
The latest season of Rupaul’s Drag Race premiered last week, featuring a twist where every single queen had to lip-sync for their life. That shit got… repetitive. Especially with the knife slicing and pig squeal sound effect. But thanks to the show diversifying their audience (simulcasting on a bunch of different networks like the CW and MTV), the thirteenth premiere was the most-watched episode in Drag Race history.
On Tuesday night, RuPaul went on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to plug the show, and addressed trans inclusion on the show. In the past, Ru has had to apologize for saying he wouldn’t let trans women who’d had gender-affirming surgery compete. He once tweeted that it would be like letting athletes on performance-enhancing drugs compete in the Olympics. Woof. Now, there have been trans contestants on the show (including Peppermint, Sonique, Monica Beverly Hillz, and the brainless Gia Gunn), but none of these queens had originally gone on Drag Race having had gender affirming surgery (as far as I know).
Trans activists and former contestants like Aquaria had a lot to say about this fuckery. And I guess they finally got through to Ru (or he realized it wasn’t a good look to be on the wrong side of history), because this season features Gottmik, the show’s first trans contestant (Gottmik is a trans man).
The Cast Of “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 13 Has Been Announced
2021 will probably be just as shit as 2020, but let’s delude ourselves for one hot second, shall we? On New Year’s Day, a new season of RuPaul’s Drag Race will premiere! Which means we’re in for a fabulous 2021! New year, new you, new queens! Today, Vh1 released the first look, which is all about spreading positivity, truth, and
oil and gas drilling, err, LOVE across the world, courtesy of RuPaul and the thirteen Season 13 contestants.