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RuPaul's Drag Race: Season 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 (7) | Top Critics (3)

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

March 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.

March 24, 2017 | Full Review…

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

January 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.

September 12, 2017 | Full Review…

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

August 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?

August 15, 2017 | Full Review…

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