TV Club: RuPaul’s Drag Race: “Born Naked”

Tonight’s season premiere of RuPaul’s Drag Race begins with all 14 queens, so it’s already a considerable step up from last year’s split group fiasco. That was an interesting experiment, but I like to think that the creative team of this show realized that no one wants to wait two weeks to meet all the contestants. The premiere is the time to go big, and this season starts with a fashion extravaganza as the queens showcase three different outfits before getting naked on the runway. As such, “Born Naked” is an episode that puts the emphasis on looks over personality, and while the outrageous style is certainly one of the most attractive things about this show, it’s the biting wit and catty drama that makes Drag Race such a delight.

The rush of sass and glamour in the first 10 minutes of a Drag Race …

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