RuPaul's Drag Race: Season 9 (2017)

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Air date: Mar 24, 2017
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Air date: Mar 31, 2017
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Air date: Apr 7, 2017
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Air date: Apr 14, 2017
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Air date: Apr 28, 2017
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Air date: May 5, 2017
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Air date: May 12, 2017
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Air date: May 19, 2017
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Air date: May 26, 2017
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Air date: Jun 9, 2017
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In Season 9 of "RuPaul's Drag Race," 14 contestants compete for the chance to be America's next drag superstar. Featuring mini challenges, including shooting a sexy selfie with the pit crew as well as tougher main challenges such as creating an original fairytale princess, producing a live talk show and competing in a cheerleading contest, the Queens face off in the hope of reaching the final music video challenge. Guest judges include Lady Gaga, Andie MacDowell, Kesha and Tori Spelling, while Michelle Visage, Ross Mathews and Carson Kressley resume their judging roles on the weekly panel. This season sees the return of a former contestant to active competition for the first time in the show's history.

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Critic Reviews for RuPaul's Drag Race Season 9

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (4)

The last several years have seen each season begin with a twist, and this year is no different.

Mar 27, 2017 | Full Review…

As always, on RuPaul's Drag Race the focus is on the queens (and for about five seconds per episode, Ru's custom Klein Epstein & Parker suits); and this season, the shade (and eye shadow) is strong.

Mar 24, 2017 | Full Review…

It's a celebration of love, self-empowerment, and subversive fabulousness that's essential in today's climate.

Jan 26, 2018 | Full Review…

RuPaul insists that drag is not mainstream, and while it is important to respect the art form's history, there's no denying this once subversive subculture has been elevated.

Sep 12, 2017 | Full Review…

Now, with a top four, it feels like RuPaul is grasping at straws in an attempt to spike interest.

Aug 24, 2017 | Full Review…

Personally, I'm a RuPaul Pollyanna. Why shouldn't drag get to cash out, now that the culture is finally ready to celebrate the artists as well as the art?

Aug 15, 2017 | Full Review…

With the introduction of a brand-new finale structure, we all learned a hard lesson about counting metaphorical chickens before they hatch.

Mar 26, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Yes, getting Gaga represents a coup for the show, and vice versa.

Mar 26, 2019 | Full Review…

I'm really happy that the show decided to spend more time on the major topics of the season rather than being more egalitarian and giving all of the contests some screen time.

Nov 21, 2018 | Rating: A | Full Review…
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