Latest RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars underwhelms

| April 1, 2018

By Hailey Massey |

With the end of the third installment of “RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars,” the season left fans underwhelmed and displeased. Many thought that the setup of the season was unjust and now hope for more out of the next season, if there is one.

“RuPaul’s Drag Race: All Stars” has been airing since 2012 and currently has three installments, with the most recent one ending this past March. In a sense, the all stars seasons are a type of redemption for past drag queens that have competed on the main show but had not evolved their drag enough to be as polished as others and win during their seasons.

RuPaul by David Shankbone, 2007. CC-BY-SA-3.0-migrated

Written and created by RuPaul Charles, the reality show has given the LGBT and drag community a new level of much-needed coverage. Charles originally produced the main show “RuPaul’s Drag Race” in 2009 and quickly gained a fanbase of both LGBT and non-LGBT fans. As the seasons were renewed Charles created the redemption seasons to give queens a second chance to compete. Originally on Logo, the show was adopted by VH1 and airs on Thursdays at 7 p.m.

The new season brought ten well-known queens back to the spot light which include Trixie Mattel, Shangela, Aja, Milk, Kennedy Davenport, Morgan McMichaels, Ben Dela Creme, Chi Chi DeVayne, Thorgy Thor, and previous winner Bebe Zahara Benet. Many fans expected a good season packed with talent and drama, but actually received a dull, lackluster performance that wasn’t really anything special. The season had nine episodes that included acting, sewing, improv, and talent challenges.

When looking back at the season, there were many good parts, but those were overshadowed by the boring storyline and forced drama. The excitement that the show brought was after the winner was crowned, due to the displeasure of fans claiming that certain queens were robbed of the title. I

f you were to invest time into watching the show I would suggest watching the earlier seasons of the main show, which has more depth and a reality show finish; creating good TV that’s worthy to binge watch.

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