The Drag Drop: “All Stars”, “Being Bebe” and “DRAG: The Musical”

by Christopher Rodolphe

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The biggest thing happening this week in drag is the premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 7, the long and highly anticipated season of “all the winners”. Premiering May 20 on Paramount+ with two all-new episodes, eight past winners will compete in the ultimate competition to be crowned “Queen of all Queens” – with a prize of $200,000!

WATCH: The first 15 minutes of the all stars Season 7 premiere


But wait, there’s more: in addition to the actual episodes, there will be plenty of bonus queen content to keep even the biggest drag race busy fan.

LISTEN: Squirrel Friends: The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race Podcast

drag race the queens have been killing it at the podcast game for years, with shows like Race hunters, sibling rivalryand The bald and the handsome just among some of the titles hosted by past contestants. Now there’s another one to add to your queue: Squirrel Friends: The Official RuPaul’s Drag Race Podcast. Beginning May 23, Squirrel friends will be hosted by actors and comedians Alec Mapa and Loni Love, who are not only drag race superfans, but also joined Ru and Michelle Visage behind the judges’ table on several occasions. Mapa and Love will not only talk about the latest episode, but they will also talk with the contestants and drag race new season superstars.

LOOK: The Battle of Mount RuCropolis


A new animated short written by Matt Rogers (Fire Island, I like it for you) and narrated by comedian Matteo Lane, The Battle of Mount RuCropolis tells the origin story of the eight goddesses who compete for the title of “Queen of all Queens” in this season of Drag Race All Stars. If you like Disney Hercules — or that of Kylie Minogue Aphrodite era – then this is the toon drag for you.

LOOK: be baby documentary trailer


Get ready to discover a new side to Marshall Ngwa (aka BeBe Zahara Benet), the very first winner of RuPaul’s Drag Racein the new documentary, be baby. The film follows Bebe as she goes from local Minneapolis queen to bringing home the drag race crown and become one of the most revered queens in the world of drag. be baby had its world premiere at the 2021 Tribeca Film Festival and is now making its video on demand debut on June 7, followed by its US premiere, June 21 on Fuse.

LISTEN: DRAG: the musical

The studio recording of DRAG: the musical is a hit, making it to iTunes’ Top 10 Soundtrack Albums chart last week. DRAG: the musical was designed by Drag Race All Stars Season 2 winner Alaska with longtime musical collaborators Tomas Costanza and Ashley Gordon. The new musical “tells the story of two rival drag bars as they race to survive amidst financial troubles.” While DRAG: the musical is currently only an album, live soundtrack workshops will be be executed from June 10 to June 11 at The Bourbon Room in Los Angeles with actors Alaska, Lagoona Bloo, Monet X Change and Nick Adams.

WATCH: Jiggly Caliente joins drag race philippines


Not only can you call him Jiggly, but you can also call him Judge Jiggly. At last weekend’s DragCon, it was announced that drag race icon Jiggly Caliente would join the judging panel for drag race philippinesand from the looks of the series preview, it will serve it with the sound clips.

WATCH: Peaches Christ is all about evil


World-renowned drag queen Peaches Christ (aka Joshua Grannell) is best known for her original live shows recreating classic movies like Romy and Michele’s high school reunion and What happened to Baby Jane?but now Peaches’ long-lost cult film has finally found. Peaches 2010 horror indie, all about evil, is resurrected on a special Blu-ray edition, as well as special “4-D” screenings and a first streaming on Shudder. The low budget love letter to horror stars Natasha Lyonne, Cassandra Peterson, Thomas Dekker and Mink Stole. the all about evil The Blu-ray hits stores June 10 with the film debuting June 13 on Shudder.

LOOK: Trixie Motel official trailer


Hope you like pink! Get ready to check in the Trixie Motel in a new trailer for the skinny legend’s next round of renovations, premiering June 3 on Discovery+.

WATCH: A roundup of the most sickening looks from RuPaul’s DragCon LA 2022

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