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Drag shows are not for everyone, but anyone can enjoy an insider's peek at one of the more outré forms of transformative entertainment.
Yes, it's funny and campy and an absolute treasure trove of GIFs, but it's also honest-to-god more substantive than one might expect when all you know about the show is that there are huge wigs involved.
Beyond those things, I think the show depends upon how funny you find RuPaul to be, and like with the Tic Tac-for-lunch joke that continued through the finale, RuPaul often seemed to be trying too hard and thus just isn't really funny.
Unfortunately, RuPaul's Drag Race doesn't provide such critical barbs. Instead, it speaks to the demise of camp as critique and its incorporation into capitalist values.
It's a nearly dead-on spoof of Project Runway and America's Next Top Model... Yes, Ru is playing both the Heidi and the Tim parts on this show and frankly, that's a little bit of genius.
Rather than simply treating drag performers as people to be laughed at and/or scorned, the show also focuses on the hard work and talent that goes into drag performances.
Audience Reviews for RuPaul's Drag Race: Season 1
Apr 18, 2021A tad boring compared to the newer seasons. I'm sure back in that era it was considered good.
May 12, 2019Even if the image quality is the worst, is important to remember the bold act to present a reality show full of "LGBTness" in the television.
Nov 04, 2018Uma primeira temporada muito boa, com desafios engraçados e interessantes. A única falha enorme na série é a pouca qualidade na gravação...