TV Club: RuPaul’s Drag Race: “The DESPY Awards”

Where are the characters on this season of RuPaul’s Drag Race? A lot of the queens have well defined styles, but the personalities aren’t as big as usual, both in and out of drag. The contestants that are bringing that extra individuality need to push it even further, because at this point in the series’ history, these queens aren’t just competing against each other, but the memory of past Ru Girls. Simply by being cast, the contestants are immediately a part of that elite group that includes all Drag Race alumni, but if they want to become Drag Race royalty like Jujubee or Latrice Royale or Alaska, they need to step up their game because no one in this year’s group is on that level yet.

Those three queens I mentioned didn’t win their respective seasons, but they had strong personalities that made them superstars …

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