Because this show was soooo fierce, all the Drag Race cast members made Christian Siriano look like David Archuleta.
An episode on which the contestants were transformed into superheroines? A MAC/Viva Glam challenge? A girl-group show judged by former Destiny's Child Michelle Wililams? A recessionista-themed "Drag On A Dime" episode?
I'm actually not being facetious here. It was groundbreaking. RuPaul may not go down in history as a great singer or songwriter, but she will forever be known as the entertainer who introduced drag to the pop-music mainstream, and then to reality television.
It's actually kind of shocking that it look this long for a drag contest to make it onto the air--with the all compulsively watchable costumes and pageantry and show(wo)manship involved, such an entertainment concept would seem like a total no-brainer to me.
Below is RuPaul's new music video from Drag Race, "Cover Girl (Put The Bass In Your Walk)," starring the top three finalists: Pete Burns-inspired punk Nina Flowers, lifesized Barbie girl Rebecca, and the ultimate season 1 winner, stately Diahann Carroll lookalike Bebe Zahara Benet.
Hopefully these three mintues of fierceness and fabulosity will tide me over until season 2!
- Christian Siriano
- David Archuleta