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Your First Look At The All Stars 3 Entrance Looks

Courtesy of Entertainment Weekly, here’s your first chance to see the queens entrance looks for All Stars 3!

Is Kennedy’s hair the highest we’ve seen on Drag Race to date?

ARE THOSE ROLLER BLADES?!?!

It looks like we’re set for another talent competition to kick off the season!

All Stars 3 starts next Friday on Stan!

You’ll be able to catch your faves from this season of All Stars down under very soon. Aja will be joining Willam and TS Madison during Mardi Gras for the Werk Party. Then Trixie will be here in June to bring you her comedy show Accessories Sold SeparatelyThorgy will be joining her sisters for Dragfest 2018 and Milk will be getting lit for the Sickening Ball 2018.

From Spooky to Glamour

To celebrate Sharon’s upcoming Battleaxe tour kicking off next week, we thought we’d take a look back at some of our favourite Sharon looks all the way spooky through to high glamour. When she arrives next week, Sharon will be treating your ears and eyes to an hour long, spooktacular freak fest. Don’t miss your chance to get more Sharon than you’ll know what to do with. This is the first time we’ve done a full album tour with Sharon and we think it’s gonna be her best tour yet. We spoke with Sharon this week and she can’t wait to get out here and party with her fans again!

Let’s start off with her season 4 promo look, spooky AF!

Post-win photo shoot in 2012 for Willamette Week.

Attending the Season 5 finale taping, she’s black and white and red all over.

Bringing Satan Claus realness to the Wow Presents Christmas party.

Her Season 7 finale look in 2015, she’s giving us lumberjack widow for days!

One of her looks for Rupaul’s Dragcon 2016

Her 2017 tribute to Kathy Griffin. As Sharon always says, when in doubt, freak em out!

Lastly, her final look from the Sickening Ball 2017!

Grab the final tickets for Sharon’s Battleaxe tour here.

Viceland Orders 6 More Episodes of the Trixie & Katya Show

Overnight Viceland announced they’ve extended The Trixie & Katya Show by 6 episodes! It doesn’t state whether these episodes will be an extension to the first 8 episode season or will form a second season, but either way we’re excited!

The Trixie & Katya Show returns to SBS Viceland on January 25th!

You’ll also be able to catch Trixie the following day on Stan when All Stars 3 premieres!

Then, you can catch both Trixie AND Katya when they come to Australia in 2018. Trixie will be bringing you her one woman show, Accessories Sold Separately before she joins her hilarious sisters on the Comedy Queens tour and you’ll be able to see Katya in July for Dragfest 2018

Today We Can Finally Say I Do

Today is the day! While same sex marriage was legalised in December, a 30 day notice period to register your marriage prevented the majority of couples from tying the knot.

There were a handful of happy couples who were able to get exemptions from the 30 day waiting period, so these aren’t the first same sex marriages in Australia, but couples wasted no time with some holding their weddings immediately after midnight last night.

Congratulations to all the newlyweds!

Drag Race Thailand is coming

Late last year, Thai production company Katana Group bought the rights to produce Drag Race Thailand and they’ve been hard at work constructing the sets. Check them out!

The workroom looks a bit different!

An interesting twist on the mainstage!

We’re pretty excited for this!

No word yet on when they’ll start shooting or when it will go to air, but you can never have enough drag race, right?

 

Drag Race Funko Pop Figurines Are On Their Way!

These figurines have been rumoured for a while, but over the weekend, Funko confirmed via their blog that they’re officially happening!

You can order them in Australia via Popcultcha.

They come in 3 variations.

RuPaul:

Alaska:

and Trixie Mattel:

If you’d rather catch Trixie and Alaska life sized and in the flesh, they’ll be returning to Australia this year. Trixie will be bringing you a special edition of her one woman show Accessories Sold Separately and will also be joining her hilarious sisters in the Comedy Queens Tour and Alaska will be returning for the second annual Sickening Ball Tour.

Have You Met The New Housemate?

Our very own girl next door, Courtney Act is set to enter the Celebrity Big Brother house on Friday!

The series kicked off on January 2nd with an all female cast and Courtney will be entering the house along with 2 male contestants, Shane Lynch from Boyzone and football player John Barnes.

You can watch clips from the show on the UK Big Brother Youtube channel.

Read more from The Sun.

 

New Years Eve Round Up

Kicking things off with Aja. This completely OTT show girl look is simply divine! She’ll be heading down under in March to celebrate Mardi Gras with us, tickets available here.

Sasha Velour showing off her new, low key head dress. Sasha will be back this year to slay the children with the huge cast of Dragfest!

Adore took the night off to ring in 2018 with her good Judy Bianca Del Rio. You can catch Adore in April when she returns to Australia for her Whatever tour.

Trixie Mattel giving us gold and pink patterned perfection! Trixie will be making her triumphant return to Australia in June with her new comedy show Accessories Sold Separately.

Alaska and Willam were in the UK for New Years Eve with Australia’s own Courtney ActWillam is joining Aja for Mardi Gras this year and Alaska will be returning to the Sickening Ball in 2018.

Sharon celebrated Battleaxe disco ball style! Catch her this month around the country as she brings you her new album Battleaxe.

And Katya was just living her best life. She’ll be returning to Australia this year along with a huge cast, including Jasmine Masters for Dragfest!

Strap yourself in for 2018, we’ve got some huge things planned!

Rolling Stone Interviews RuPaul

Full Interview: Rolling Stone

As we approach the 10th season of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Rolling Stone interviewed Ru. They asked if he’s changed his mind on whether drag will ever become mainstream.

We’ve seen so many great queens have thriving careers after appearing on Drag Race, including Trixie and Katya, who now have their own Viceland TV series. You’ve said in the past that drag can never be mainstream: Do you feel that way even after seeing your contestants become bigger pop culture figures?
Everybody has this idea of what “mainstream” is. And when you understand what’s happened politically in this country, you realize how primitive we are as people. Even the things that are happening every day in the paper, you think, “Really?” Humans on this planet like to pretend we’re so advanced, but we are fucking Neanderthals. We are so primitive where the idea that a human being can not make the same amount of money as another human being. There’s fucking slavery still.

So drag becoming mainstream? Honey, please. That’s not going to happen, mainly because the mainstream wants you to choose an identity so they can sell you beer and shampoo. That’s just the way it is. In drag, we are shape-shifters. We don’t hear the rules. We change every day. People need a box to understand how to navigate their lives. They need a grid to go “Oh, I’m here and that’s there.” They’re not fluid in the way of saying “I’m both male, female, black, white. I’m earth. I’m united.” Drag says, “I’m fucking everything.” Not literally fucking everything. I don’t want that to be misunderstood [Laughs].

Read the full interview via Rolling Stone.

Sasha Velour Helps Google Celebrate Marlene Dietrich’s Birthday

Original Post: Google

We’ve all seen Sasha’s tribute to Marlene during Snatch Game in Season 9, now check out her doodle on the google home page to celebrate Marlene’s 116th birthday

Dietrich’s Doodle was illustrated by artist Sasha Steinberg who captured her mid-performance, suited up in her gender-bending tux and top hat. Steinberg, who is also a drag performer under the name Sasha Velour and winner of RuPaul’s Drag Race (Season 9), counts Dietrich as a major influence in creating their drag alter ego.

“She was a wild original!” says Velour. “Despite the pressures of the time, she followed her own course, especially in terms of politics and gender. As a drag queen, that’s particularly inspiring to me. Plus, she just had this power to her…in every role she’s mysterious and strong, brilliant. That’s what I aspire to be when I step on the stage.”

You can catch Sasha again when she returns to Australia for Dragfest 2018

Is Cher Headlining Mardi Gras 2018?

We’ve been doing a bit of snooping this morning and we think we’ve cracked the code! A little while ago Cher teased that she was going to be taking a trip in March.

A google search tipped off by a suspicious Facebook post this morning reveals a VERY interesting article posted a few hours ago by KIIS FM:

It looks like someone jumped the gun though, because the story is mysteriously absent from the KIIS website!

The excerpt from google is pretty detailed, it’s not April 1st, there’s a good chance that this is happening!

You can start off your Mardi Gras weekend the right way with us. We’ve got Willam, Aja and TS Madison coming to turn the party for you!

Swagger Mardi Gras Edition went on sale yesterday, make sure you don’t miss out on tickets!