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"RuPaul's DRAG RACE UK"

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Posted: 10/12/19 at 10:39am

Last night on LOGO, the first episode of "RuPaul's Drag Race UK" premiered.  The contestants were very similar to the US queens, with the exception of two: a queen who had never been to a drag show and considers himself "a baby queen" and the other one revealed when he first arrived that he had received an "award" for Best Drag Performer during a visit to the UK.  Other than that, same format, same type of judging, nothing different from the US version, except for the accents.  Why did this take so long to happen?

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Posted: 10/12/19 at 10:41am

They aren't as polished as some of the over the top US contestants, but have FAR more personality.

Even the judges and Ru and Michelle seem like they are having a more fun time.

The fact there is pretty much no prize is a bit odd.

A BluRu badge? Really?

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Posted: 10/12/19 at 10:52am

UK rules are different for TV and they can’t do corporate sponsorships to give cash or prizes, I read.

Having watched the first two episodes on the WOW app (sign up and get the first month free), I love this season. It *almost* makes up for last season here in the states.

My favorites so far are The Vivienne, Baga & Sum Ting Wong.

Updated On: 10/12/19 at 10:52 AM
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Posted: 10/12/19 at 12:55pm

I hope this will be on iTunes for purchase.

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#5
Posted: 10/12/19 at 1:11pm
It’s weird how you can’t buy it anywhere!!
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Posted: 10/13/19 at 12:40am
Its on WOW presents
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Posted: 10/13/19 at 1:03am
Right, but you can’t purchase it anywhere.
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Posted: 10/15/19 at 3:52pm
I wasn't able to spot who is going to be the 'trade' of the season yet. Lol. However I love how much personality East Queens have
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Posted: 10/18/19 at 2:33pm
Wow wow wow, this weeks episode was maybe one of the all-time greats. A fun mini challenge, extensive workroom time and stake building, and a fantastic runway. These queens are fantastic television.

THRILLED for Divina! She’s one I’ve been hoping would emerge as a frontrunner, but I was worried she was going to continue to get overshadowed by Viv and Baga. Her runway this week absolutely killed.
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Posted: 10/18/19 at 6:26pm

I loved Divina's look! It looked like something Jordan Roth would wear.

Drag Race UK has been great! I wish the script for the Downton challenge was good, but other than that I am loving it.

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Posted: 10/19/19 at 3:29am
Damn, Divina showed THE GOODS this week and propelled herself as a true threat for the crown. Perfect from head to toe.
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Posted: 10/24/19 at 8:20pm

I don't want to say too much about tonights episode as I don't think many have seen it yet. But after Snatch Game the crown is The Viviennes' to lose. Baga was very good. Divina a disappointment. And shocked there was no Kim Woodburn. But still think they will be the top three in the final.

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Posted: 10/25/19 at 9:04am
I agree with all that. Also, the very end in the workroom with the eliminated queen made me cry. Is that the first time that’s ever happened, when a queen was saying her goodbyes?
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Posted: 10/25/19 at 9:12am

Jordan Catalano said: "I agree with all that. Also, the very end in the workroom with the eliminated queen made me cry. Is that the first time that’s ever happened, when a queen was saying her goodbyes?"

I don't recall that ever happening before. Just thought of a question I thought while watching. When did Geri get all prim and proper? Appears she no longer likes mildly crass humor.

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Posted: 10/25/19 at 11:52am
Yeah that was odd. Like she looked genuinely offended on the runway at the Posh Spice remark.
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Posted: 10/25/19 at 11:53am
Also, only four episodes in this really is far and away the best season of this show in quite a few years.
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Posted: 10/31/19 at 7:14pm

I don't think I have enjoyed a series of Drag Race so much in a long time. Another great episode from beginning to end. Even the musical challenge was great. Davina made me cry and Baga made me laugh. Some seasons I can't wait for them to be over. I do think I will miss this series when it is over.

"I hope your Fanny is bigger than my Peter." Mary Martin to Ezio Pinza opening night of Fanny.
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Posted: 11/1/19 at 10:17pm

It's been excellent the last 2 weeks. I can't remember enjoying it so much in a very LOOOOOONG time!

The editing had a few noticeable blips this week though. Odd...

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Posted: 11/21/19 at 6:01pm

What an enjoyable series. I think for anyone who watched it was easy to pick who the top three would be. And also what order they would finish. 

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Posted: 11/21/19 at 11:29pm
I was hoping against hope that the runner up would have been the winner. But yes, this was the best season of the show in quite a long time. I’m so sad it’s over.
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Posted: 11/22/19 at 9:36am

I agree about the runner up but would have been happy with any of the three. Curious to see how long it will take before series 2 starts filming and with the ratings wouldn't be surprised if it moves to BBC 2.

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#22
Posted: 11/22/19 at 9:43am
I know they’re doing Season 12 and another All Stars here next year so I’m guessing they’ll film whenever they have a minute to go across the pond again. I’m really curious if they’ll up the number of Queens/Episodes for UK S2 now.
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Posted: 11/22/19 at 1:10pm

They are already casting for Season 2, so I expect them to film probably in March. Then have Season 13 filmed around May or June.