RuPaul's Drag Race: Untucked! is the access-all-areas pass to the drama that you didn't see on the runway--the backstage bitchiness, the catfights, the struggles, the tears and the secrets.... See full summary »
In 2016, two queens from Rupaul's Drag Race started a youtube series and have now finally graduated to a television show. Catch them talking about anything and everything with a quick witted and funny approach.
The Boulet Brothers host a competition of drag performers who don't just push the envelope - they chew it up and spit it out. With themes like Zombie and challenges like being buried alive, this ain't your momma's drag competition.
I love love love Rupaul's Drag Race! It's my guilty pleasure and I have watched all the seasons available on Netflix several times. Therefore, I would naturally assume that I would love All Stars as well.
Unfortunately the formula has changed. Rupaul does not function as the omnipotent "ruler". Instead she gives much of the responsibility of the decision making to the competing queens. This opens up the opportunity for some really unfair and biased decisions. Do the queens judge on critiques, track record, or friendship? Ultimately we are left with a show that looses a lot of its fun due to the added drama and unfairness of the queens making the decisions.
The game also seems somewhat fixed at times with some queens finding themselves at a disadvantage and others with all the "good parts".
All in all, I really do not appreciate All Stars as much as I do Drag Race. All Stars mostly leaves me a bit frustrated and disappointed. Having said that, underneath the "new formula" there's still that resemblance to Drag Race and its funny and ridiculous challenges that I love. So you still get something out of it. Whether that is enough I don't know.
For a Drag Race fan, All Stars is almost inevitable, but I wish the show would be based on a more fair judging and challenges..
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