RuPaul's Drag Race: RuPaul, Sashay Away

Bitch, Why? by Neeta Thadani & Gaia Malin

Episode notes

This week, we bring Cameron on to explain RuPaul’s Drag Race to Neeta, who has never seen a single episode (sorry I’m a bad queer y’all!). Cameron recaps the origins of the show, from the first few seasons on to how we got to the Drag Race empire we have now. Neeta and Cameron discuss the commodification of Drag, the tropes of Reality TV when coinciding with the tropes of queer representation in media, what happens when counter culture becomes pop culture, and what we lose when it does. Diversions this week include being in our stoner eras with Lorde, Phoebe Bridgers’ Metallica cover on the Metallica Blacklist, and still shopping at Hot Topic. We get into everything from who is watching this show now, who the show was originally for, why that all matters and so much more, this week on “Bitch, Why?”.

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