We are huge fans of RuPaul’s Drag Race and of the many queens who have competed in all the USA Drag Race, Canada Drag Race, UK Drag Race, and Drag Race All Stars seasons. We especially love to support our favourite queens in their post Drag Race careers. So, with that in mind, we put together this list of some of our favourite queens’ incredible post Drag Race projects includes a documentary, YouTube shows and podcasts.
RuPaul’s Drag Race represents a platform for queens to showcase their talents and win over fans in the process. It really isn’t all about winning the Drag Race crown because you don’t have to win drag race, to win drag race. It’s about what the queens are able to do with their popularity afterwards. Many queens have very successful podcasts, YouTube channels, and online shows. During the pandemic, I’ve valued the content they are making even more because new, entertaining content is hard to come by. Some have had to pivot and focus more on their online presence, as live events haven’t really been possible. Other queens just have an amazing Instagram presence. Either way, we value the entertainment they are giving us now more than ever.
Here are a few of our favourite queens’ post Drag Race projects.
Note: this list is in alphabetical order as they are too good to rank. Click channel links to go to program page.
The Bald and the Beautiful with Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamo:
This dynamic duo makes the list more than once as they have chemistry that just can’t be beat. On the podcast they explore “the cultural boundaries of modern beauty through interviews with gorgeous guests who inhabit various facets of the beauty industry.” The guests and topics are varied, and no matter what they are talking about be ready to laugh. The podcast is available on YouTube, Apple Podcast, Spotify, and other platforms where podcasts are available.
The Bianca Del Rio Podcast:
Even though this podcast is newer (there are only three episodes so far) it is fantastic. Bianca, winner of season 6, interviews a different special guest each episode. The questions are insightful, the conversation is fantastic, and of course it is hilarious. Bianca Del Rio is arguably the best stand up comic in drag and her talents translate well to this format. The podcast is available on YouTube, Apple Podcast, Spotify, and other platforms where podcasts are available.
Drag Becomes Him:
Season 5 winner Jinkx Monsoon’s documentary about their life pre and post Drag Race. See how Jinkx came to be and how the character helped Jerick connect with family. The documentary is insightful and let’s you get to know Jinkx on a completely other level. You can watch the documentary on Amazon Prime Video.
Netflix I Like To Watch with Trixie & Katya:
Trixie and Katya watch and comment on Netflix original programs. Do you get spoilers? Yes, but they give you fair warning. Do you get great recommendations? Yes, you’ll find you want to watch titles you never considered watching. Do they go off on tangents that are so much fun? Definitely. It’s even more fun to watch when you have seen a show or movie and get to compare their takes to your own. You really don’t want to miss this show, it is available on Netflix’s YouTube page.
Netflix I Like To Watch UK:
This version is hosted by UK season 1 winner The Vivienne and a cast of co-hosts including : Monet X Change, Cheryl Hole, and Baga Chipz. The UK version is just as much fun as its America counterpart. You enjoy the hosts talking about the shows just as much as finding out about the titles themselves. These funny little videos are about fifteen minutes long and are the perfect way to take a quick break during the day and have a laugh. The show is available on the Netflix UK and Ireland YouTube page.
The Pit Stop:
The Pit Stop is the weekly recap show for RuPaul’s Drag Race. Currently hosted by All Stars season 3 Trixie Mattel, she and a former contestant break down the pervious episode in a funny and informative way. Pervious seasons were hosted by season 8 winner Bob the Drag Queen. Episodes are available on the RuPaul’s Drag Race YouTube page.
Purse First Impressions:
Bob the Drag Queen and special guests recap episodes and give their opinions on episodes of reality competition shows like Slag Wars or currently RuPaul’s Drag Race UK season two. Bob’s trademark style and humour are perfect in this forum. You can seen episodes of Purse First Impressions on the Bob The Drag Queen YouTube page.
RuPaul’s Drag Race Fashion Photo RuView:
This fashion review is hosted by Drag Race alumni Raven and season 3 winner Raja. These fashion queens critique the runways looks from the main stage. Will the looks get a Toot or a Boot? You have to watch on YouTube to find out. It’s fun to watch with the season as it airs, but it is just as much fun to go back and find out their thoughts on past looks as well. Episodes are available on the World of Wonder YouTube page.
Sibling Rivalry Podcast:
All Stars season 4 winner Monét X Change co-hosts with this hilarious and informative podcast with Bob the Drag Queen. This dynamic duo have a second show called Sibling Watchery where they recap Drag Race episodes weekly. They tackle everything from drag to social issues with their trademark humour. A podcast you shouldn’t miss. Episodes are available YouTube, Apple Podcast, SoundCloud, and other platforms where podcasts are available.
On their YouTube show Trixie Mattel and Katya Zamolodchikova explore a different topic each week. Funny, irreverent, and a endlessly enjoyable. The duo have made over 140 episodes of their hit series. Again these are short, under 15 minutes, videos that will brighten any day. Episodes of this show are available on the World of Wonder YouTube page.
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We know that many queens have new projects and we hope to support and spotlight more of them going forward.
What are some of your favourite queens’ post Drag Race projects? Do you watch or listen to the shows and documentaries on this list? Let us know in the comments below.
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