This latest Drag Race spin-off takes the franchise’s award-winning format and adds a blue and kangaroo touch to it, writes Lauren Morris
Publication: Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 9:01 a.m.
G’Day man! Throw another shrimp at the barbie and get ready for the constant barrage of Australian puns to come in RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under – the latest international spin-off from the hit reality TV franchise
With RuPaul’s (or rather KangaRuPaul’s as he referred to in Episode 1) plan for global dragster domination, it was only a matter of time until Glamazon stood up. clears her way in the eastern hemisphere and she couldn’t have chosen more Perfect Moment With the latest Drag Race UK and Drag Race US series recently completed, our Australasian cousins take the sticks out tongue and make sure we don’t have a single weekend without Mama Ru strutting our stuff. screens
Arriving on BBC iPlayer for UK fans on Sunday, May 2 (a day after the show’s Australian debut), Drag Race Down Under follows the franchise format to the letter We Have 10 Queens From All Over Australia and New Zealand in the cast of RuPaul’s Drag Race Down Under, RuPaul featuring Michelle Visage resuming her judge’s duties, a stellar selection of famous judges and a typical season premiere with the queens doing a challenge-themed look. city
While the show’s structure may be similar to other Drag Race spin-offs we’ve seen, the (mostly) polite queens bring their own culture, comedic flair, and cutting-edge commentary to the competition. , which gives her a clear Australian news Zeeland Identity In the first two minutes of the series premiere, the BBC’s beep button has already been working overtime, with Melbourne’s Art Simone – the first contestant to set foot in the labor room – dropping the f bomb thrice when it comes in, and it doesn’t don’t stop there
Along with the hilarious bursts of curses throughout the episode, we’re also treated to some of the bluest jokes the franchise has ever seen (and that says a lot for Drag Race). are not afraid to get rude, rude and dirty in their series – filmed without any COVID restrictions in New Zealand, mostly coronavirus free
The line-up of Down Under’s contestants is hugely impressive given that this is the very first series in the series and features queens with some of the best names I’ve ever heard of, from Elektra Shock to ‘Auckland to Karen From Finance from Melbourne and Kita Mean from New Zealand There’s also an abundance of drama in the first episode before the queens even leave the labor room, with Kita Mean and Anita Wigl’It – two contestants who usually perform as a duo in Auckland – realizing that they have both been invited to the series but not before Kita has completely torn her business partner behind her back
This isn’t even the most awkward moment in the first 10 minutes of the episode, as it turns out that Elektra Shock also knows Kita and Anita – in fact, they’re her bosses at the local drag club. at home “I hope she hasn’t been pinched from the costume shelves because she will be discovered,” Art Simone says in his testimony before the camera focuses on a stony-faced Elektra.
It only gets more entertaining from there, with one of the queens suffering from a major wardrobe malfunction (“a complete back door knock”), with the contestants providing some super shady comments in their confessionals and an appearance by Oscar-winning New Zealand director and actor Taika Waititi, who doesn’t seem to fully realize what he’s gotten himself into until he watches the queens audition for a Thor’s parody inspired by the drag Not to mention the jury, which for the first time in Drag Race history presents a RuPaul out of the drag – “A dingo ate my makeup,” he recounts an invented version of himself While seeing RuPaul in the middle of a glorious streak is often one of the show’s highlights, it’s very important to show yourself completely naked in front of the camera, whether it’s for TV or a Zoom meeting
We didn’t even touch on the perverts who judging from the series premiere should be just as ridiculous and campy as ever, with the queens making their catwalk debut dressed as black swans, big shrimp and full on sheep for the hometown theme In RuPaul’s words, everyone says baaa!
This latest addition to the Drag Race universe (the DRU) takes inspiration from some of the best elements of Drag Race, but gives it an iconic touch of Down Under, bringing sizzling humor to the fore and dropping Frequent references to the outback A truly entertaining watch, Drag Race Down Under is perfect for fans and those who desperately want to shoot New Zealand without COVID
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