Let’s get back up in this gig
RuPaul’s Drag Race has been a show that prides itself in the drama, the fashion, and the personalities. Drag Race has always been, and still is, a beacon of representation for all the queer people in the world. And to commemorate the impact that drag has had on today’s world, Mama Ru has brought her famous Rupaul’s Drag Con to the big apple. Hosted at the Javits Center, Rupaul’s Drag Con is a huge convention that brings together everyone’s favorite queens from the show all to one place. Fans have a chance to purchase merchandise like pins and posters as well as having the chance to meet their favorite queens. Each queen had a booth set up with all their collectibles and fans waited in huge lines just to get a chance to see the queens that they look up to. And this Rupaul’s Drag Con, we got a chance to look around and even talk to some of the queens. Check out our exclusive interviews down below.
Q: How is it like to be at DragCon in NYC?
A: It is super fun. It is just like the DragCon in LA but I don’t know where I am. Like today I walked through the front door because I didn’t know where I was going.
Q: Did you see all the signs promoting your new TV show?
A: Oh I saw all the signs promoting the show which is very exciting.
Q: Can you talk a little bit about that?
A: I feel like a real TV star. It’s fun to be on Drag Race and in ads and when I was on American Horror Story. But to have a show with my name on it, especially with my name before Katya’s is really important to me.
Q: Is it going to be similar to your YouTube series?
A: It’s like our YouTube series except we also have scripted pieces, we have more cameras, better lights—it’s like our YouTube series doing drag. And it’s our great dichotomy of her being a freak from hell and me being more of a straight man. So it’s fun. And we have our editors Chris and Ron who did our original series, so that whole element is still going to be present of crazy editing.
Q: Can you talk about what it was like for you to be approached for a TV series?
A: Well, we love the YouTube series and we got so much momentum so quickly. Our videos went viral which in our community, videos going viral, not always a good thing. So, we are happy and whatever we can do to make more people laugh with us is always a good thing. And on YouTube it was always easy to get people to get involved and so on TV it will be even easier.
Q: And on your YouTube series you and Katya always come up with great openers. What would be your opener for today?
A: Hi I’m the woman who hasn’t washed her tights in so long that the texture and the feel of these tights is that of duct tape, Trixie Mattel.
Q: And what do you think Katya’s would be if she were here?
A: Hi, I’m not here because I’m Katya and on a tour, sometimes going to meetings.
Q: And All Stars 3 and Season 10 are happening—what are you looking forward to with that?
A: All Stars 2 was so amazing so I’m looking forward to seeing it.
Q: If you were on All Stars 3, what would you be excited for?
A: Well, I think we have all seen how I do on televised competition shows so we all know I can’t lip sync. I don’t know what I would do. At least on me and Katya’s TV series nobody can eliminate us. That’s the best part.
Q: Hopefully there’s no Pearl on any All Stars that you’re in.