The queens are back and crazier than ever as “RuPaul’s Drag Race” gets in gear for Season 7.
The show has provided some of the most meme-able moments on television and has a dedicated following, so how do you top that in a seventh season? Zap2it went straight to the source to find out what insanity is in store for fans in the upcoming season.
“It’s really never a loss of ideas when it comes to a room full of warped gay men who have seen everything that has ever been seen!” RuPaul says. “When you add drag to any genre or life, it turns it into something completely different. It’s like a magical device that morphs beautifully into whatever you want it to.”
That drag filter, as Ru explains, is also what makes the show so accessible. It represents the universal struggle, and that’s why so many people tune in week after week.
“If you’ve ever had a dream, you can relate to the girls and understand the struggle that they’re going through. Obviously not everyone is a drag queen, but I think it’s a universal struggle. At the core, our show is about the tenacity of the human spirit and how it cannot be held down,” RuPaul says.
To succeed on the show, the queens have to know how to be themselves and see their identities outside of any label: “We challenge these kids like crazy. Some of them hit a brick wall because they don’t see themselves outside of their box,” RuPaul explains.
“You get to watch these courageous, gorgeous creatures overcome their own limited perceptions of themselves. When you see other people do this, it informs you how you personally can overcome your own limitations.”
The queens are in for more competitive challenges than ever to push that envelope and will really have to elevate their outfit game if they want to come out on top. Zap2it saw a sneak peak of the premiere — which airs Monday (March 2) at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Logo — and can promise that you’ll be seeing more of the queens than you ever have before right off the bat.
“Trust me. We go there. The first episode we give more looks in one episode than ever before,” RuPaul says. “So, if you like drag it’s like a super size drag extravaganza. It’s like whole magazine issue in one show.”