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20th May '16 1:06:07 PM FannyLoveless
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** In addition to Alaska and Detox, the Season 3 casting special also features Mrs Kasha Davies, Jasmine Masters, Katya, Dax Exclamationpoint, and Thorgy Thor - who will all go on to be contestants in later seasons.
18th May '16 9:36:03 AM Illuminatus
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* BribingYourWayToVictory: In general, the competition can reward queens who are successful enough to bring a large wardrobe, but only mildly. Hilariously inverted with Bob the Drag Queen, whose chosen look fell apart at the last minute and so she walked the runway in a $25 Amazon.com bought halloween costume.



** The premiere episode of season 8 featured the girls doing a photoshoot of past winners. Due to not being able to get Bianca to be a part of the photoshoot they instead had a circus clown in her place. Fast forward to episode 9 during the music video photoshoot. Bianca comes in saying she's there to do the winners photoshoot.
* BrutalHonesty: Also called "Reading" or "Throwing Shade" (or sometimes "Throwing Dust"), its when a queen is completely honest in critiquing or just outright insulting another queen on something, which sometimes accidentally (or sometimes, purposely) leading to anger and hurt feelings. Being "Read to Filth" is considered the UpToEleven version of this. Some queens are admittedly a lot better at throwing shade (Bianca Del Rio for instance) than others.

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** The premiere episode of season 8 featured the girls doing a photoshoot of past winners. Due to not being able to get Bianca to be a part of the photoshoot they instead had a circus clown in her place. Fast forward to episode 9 during the music video photoshoot. Bianca comes in saying she's there to do the winners photoshoot.
photoshoot. Mocked again in the finale, when RuPaul brings back the same clown to join the past winners on stage.
* BrutalHonesty: Also called "Reading" or "Throwing Shade" (or sometimes "Throwing Dust"), its when a queen is completely honest in critiquing or just outright insulting another queen on something, which sometimes accidentally (or sometimes, purposely) leading to anger and hurt feelings. Being "Read to Filth" is considered the UpToEleven version of this. Some queens are admittedly a lot better at throwing shade (Bianca Del Rio for instance) than others. The expression "No T, No Shade" (If there wasn't some truth to it, it wouldn't insult) plays on this as well.



** In season 8, Derrick Barry revealed that he was in a three-way relationship with Nebraska, Alaska's gay vet makeover from season 5.



** While mock-interviewing Cher's mother, Georgia Holt, Joslyn decides to bring up a very private matter in casually mentioning that as one point Georgia had considered giving her child up for abortion and asking her stance on Pro-Life/Pro-Choice now. Obviously, Georgia Holt was ''completely'' uncomfortable answering the question, and on the main stage Michelle Visage scolded Joslyn outright for talking about things that just should ''not'' be talked about.

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** While mock-interviewing Cher's mother, Georgia Holt, Joslyn decides to bring up a very private matter in casually mentioning that as one point Georgia had considered giving her child up for abortion and asking her stance on Pro-Life/Pro-Choice now. Obviously, Georgia Holt was ''completely'' uncomfortable answering the question, and on the main stage Michelle Visage scolded Joslyn outright for talking about things that just should ''not'' be talked about. This brought some accusations of ManipulativeEditing, as the documentary she was being interviewed about (''Dear Mom, Love Cher'') includes discussion about that exact subject.
17th May '16 1:10:14 PM Illuminatus
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** Season 8 had the queens acting in made up scenes based on the FOX show ''Series/Empire''.


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** In the finale for season 8, the past winners all gave voiceover advice to the new champ. Sharon took the opportunity to swipe at her ex.
--> '''Sharon Needles''': ''Be yourself! Unless no one likes you, then be Alaska!''


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* WithFriendsLikeThese: Season 8's Thorgy Thor and Bob the Drag Queen were both performers from New York and friends from before the show aired. However, during the competition, Bob frequently beat Thorgy in the competition, causing Thorgy to become increasingly and obviously bitter about it.
2nd May '16 9:21:53 PM mourningmusume
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** The premiere episode of season 8 featured the girls doing a photoshoot of past winners. Due to not being able to get Bianca to be a part of the photoshoot they instead had a circus clown in her place. Fast forward to episode 9 during the music video photoshoot. Bianca comes in saying she's there to do the winners photoshoot.
24th Apr '16 10:36:57 PM DarkMask
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* {{Expy}}: In the "Snatch Game" challenge, some competitors play their chosen celebrities by taking on or mocking one of their characters. In Season 3, Stacy Layne Matthews played Mo'Nique but was channeling the mother from ''Film/{{Precious}}'', in Season 6, [=BenDeLaCreme=] played Maggie Smith, but was more directly channeling the Dowager Countess from ''Series/DowntonAbbey.'', and in Season 8, Bob the Drag Queen played Uzo Aduba specifically as Crazy Eyes from ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'' (in addition to a [[RaceLift black Carol Channing]]). Interestingly, all three of these queens won the challenge in their respective seasons.

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* {{Expy}}: In the "Snatch Game" challenge, some competitors play their chosen celebrities by taking on or mocking one of their characters. In Season 3, Stacy Layne Matthews played Mo'Nique but was channeling the mother from ''Film/{{Precious}}'', in Season 6, [=BenDeLaCreme=] played Maggie Smith, but was more directly channeling the Dowager Countess from ''Series/DowntonAbbey.'', ''Series/DowntonAbbey'', and in Season 8, Bob the Drag Queen played Uzo Aduba specifically as Crazy Eyes her character "Crazy Eyes" from ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'' (in addition to a [[RaceLift black Carol Channing]]). Interestingly, all three of these queens won the challenge in their respective seasons.
24th Apr '16 10:30:40 PM DarkMask
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* {{Expy}}: In the "Snatch Game" challenge, some competitors play their chosen celebrities by taking on or mocking one of their characters. In Season 3, Stacy Layne Matthews played Mo'Nique but was channeling the mother from ''Film/{{Precious}}'', and in Season 6, [=BenDeLaCreme=] played Maggie Smith, but was more directly channeling the Dowager Countess from ''Series/DowntonAbbey.'' Interestingly, both queens won the challenge in their respective seasons.

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* {{Expy}}: In the "Snatch Game" challenge, some competitors play their chosen celebrities by taking on or mocking one of their characters. In Season 3, Stacy Layne Matthews played Mo'Nique but was channeling the mother from ''Film/{{Precious}}'', and in Season 6, [=BenDeLaCreme=] played Maggie Smith, but was more directly channeling the Dowager Countess from ''Series/DowntonAbbey.'' '', and in Season 8, Bob the Drag Queen played Uzo Aduba specifically as Crazy Eyes from ''Series/OrangeIsTheNewBlack'' (in addition to a [[RaceLift black Carol Channing]]). Interestingly, both all three of these queens won the challenge in their respective seasons.
24th Apr '16 6:13:50 PM DarkMask
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'''''[=RuPaul=]'s Drag Race''''' is a RealityShow in which a group of talented {{drag queen}}s compete to be crowned as America's Next Drag Superstar. It is hosted by the world's most famous drag queen, [=RuPaul=]. The amount of queens competing varies by season, but so far the range has been between 9-14 contestants. With each challenge episode, a queen is eliminated, until the GrandFinale where one of the final three competitors is crowned as the next drag superstar.

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'''''[=RuPaul=]'s Drag Race''''' is a RealityShow in which a group of talented {{drag queen}}s compete to be crowned as America's Next Drag Superstar. It is hosted by the world's most famous drag queen, [=RuPaul=]. The amount of queens competing varies by season, but so far the range has been between 9-14 contestants. With each challenge episode, a queen is eliminated, until the GrandFinale where one of the final three competitors is crowned as the next drag superstar.
superstar. There are currently eight seasons of the show, with a ninth season officially confirmed as of Mar 31, 2016. There are also two All-Star seasons featuring returning queens from previous seasons competing for the similar yet independent prize of being inducted into the 'Drag Hall of Fame'.
18th Apr '16 7:04:09 PM ufott
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** More of a meta-example but [=RuPaul=] herself has come under quite a lot of criticism for re-appropriating slurs that are used against transgender people ''and'' drag queens, and making those slurs into something funny and mockable. Many people mistakenly believe that Ru is transphobic. Her CatchPhrase "You've Got She-Mail" and her songs ''"Tranny-Chaser"'' and ''"Responsitrannity"'' are examples of this. Things finally escalated over the line into DudeNotFunny (according to many people) in Season 6 when a mini-challenge called "Female or She-Male" asked contestants to guess if an extreme close-up photo was of a biological woman or a "psychological woman" i.e. a drag queen and ''not'' a transsexual. Fan outcry became so bad that the episode in question has been pulled and the she-mail sound clip as been removed from future episodes completely. Even well after Season 6, the show is still quite noticeably walking on eggshells regarding the transgender issue.

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** More of a meta-example but [=RuPaul=] herself has come under quite a lot of criticism for re-appropriating slurs that are used against transgender people ''and'' drag queens, and making those slurs into something funny and mockable. Many people mistakenly believe that Ru is transphobic. Her CatchPhrase "You've Got She-Mail" and her songs ''"Tranny-Chaser"'' and ''"Responsitrannity"'' are examples of this. Things finally escalated over the line into DudeNotFunny (according to many people) in Season 6 when a mini-challenge called "Female or She-Male" asked contestants to guess if an extreme close-up photo was of a biological woman or a "psychological woman" i.e. a drag queen and ''not'' a transsexual. Fan outcry became so bad that the episode in question has been pulled and the she-mail sound clip as been removed from future episodes completely. Even well after Season 6, the show is still quite noticeably walking on eggshells regarding the transgender issue.
17th Apr '16 8:38:23 PM DesertDragon
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* {{Irony}}: When Bob wins Season 8's Snatch Games and develops something of an ego, Derrick and Robbie are very vocal in wanting to see her stumble in the ''Wizard of Oz'' makeover challenge. However, it's ''them'' who land in the bottom two due to their very poor outfits (though Bob did place poorly).

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* {{Irony}}: When Bob wins Season 8's Snatch Games Game and develops something of an ego, Derrick and Robbie are very vocal in wanting to see her stumble in the ''Wizard of Oz'' makeover challenge. However, it's ''them'' who land in the bottom two due to their very poor outfits (though Bob did place poorly).
17th Apr '16 8:09:36 PM DesertDragon
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* RealityTVShowMansion: Averted. The queens stay in hotel rooms, and are not shown in activities outside of the competition.

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* RealityTVShowMansion: Averted. The queens stay in hotel rooms, and are generally not shown in activities outside of the competition.competition.
** Discussed in Season 8 when some of the queens talk about being up all night rehearsing for a challenge or working on an outfit in their off-hours, and that the queens who ''don't'' put in that extra effort deservedly end up in the bottom two.
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