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The Week in Drag (10/07/22)

The drag world is moving a mile a minute these days! If you’re worried you might have missed some of the week’s biggest stories, we understand. That’s where The Week in Drag comes in, your weekly look at the biggest stories unfolding in the drag scene. From shocking moments that unfold in the RuPaul’s Drag Race franchise to what’s going on in your local scene, we’ve got you covered!

Dragula’s all-star cast has been announced

Spooky season is officially here and what better way to celebrate than by tuning into the latest Dragula spin-off? The Boulet Brothers are bringing their own version of an all-stars season to our screens just in time for Halloween. Dragula: Titans will debut on AMC+ and Shudder on October 25th. Our own Kirsty Bright will be recapping each episode of the season right here on!

The cast features Abhora, Astrud Aurelia, Erika Clash, Evah Destruction, HoSo Terra Toma, Kendra Onixxx, Koco Caine, Melissa Befierce, Victoria Elizabeth Black, and Yovska! Who will you be rooting for? 

Lil Miss Hot Mess fires back at Marco Rubio 

Why do Republicans continue to pretend like drag queens and that their story hours for children are predatory? Senator Marco Rubio called out a queen by name and she was not having it. Lil Miss Hot Mess, a drag queen based out of Arizona, was used in a campaign ad by Rubio, but she wasn’t going to go down without a fight.

She took to Instagram, asking Rubio the question we’ve all been wondering: why is he so obsessed with her and Drag Queen Story Hour? From all of us at, we stand behind you, Lil Miss Hot Mess. Watch her powerful video here! 

X-Rated: New York City features one of our own!

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Are you interested in the intersection between porn and drag queens? Then you’ll love OutTV’s latest show, X-Rated: New York City. It follows Joey Mills, Max Konnor, Boomer Banks, and Dante Colle as they navigate life in New York City. 

Our very own Strawberry Fields was a guest on the show this week and she’s not the only queen to be featured on the series, as the fabulous Jasmine Rice Lebeija has been on as well!. Tune in to see Joey Mills try his hand at drag soon as well! Meanwhile in more OutTV news……

Landon Cider joins the Call Me Mother judges panel

Dragula winner and overall incredible drag performer, Landon Cider, has been added to the full-time judges’ panel for the revolutionary drag competition show Call Me Mother. Landon will be working as a mentor for the competing performers alongside Farra N Hyte, the drag mother of Brooke Lynn Hytes.

Landon gave a statement on their new gig, stating, “As a fan of Call Me Mother season 1, I’m incredibly honored to bring a kingly perspective to the judging panel this season, and to share this experience with the beautifully talented Farra N Hyte,” adding,  “I can’t wait for you all to see these creative artists grow on and off the competitive stage.”

Secret Celebrity Drag Race has a winner

The latest drag competition show by RuPaul features several celebrities secretly competing in drag alongside some of our favorite RuPaul’s Drag Race alumni. Now, the inaugural season has a winner. Drum roll, please…

None other than boy band legend, A.J. McLean of Backstreet Boys fame has taken home the crown under the drag name Poppy Love, beating out finalists Mark Indelicato aka Thirsty, and Tatyana Ali‘s Chakra 7. Congrats!

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Congrats to the new Miss Florida F.I.!

The Miss Florida F.I. system celebrated 50 years this past Sunday and Monday! Congratulations to the new Miss Florida F.I., Juliana Rivera, Tayanna Love Elisha Jones, the new Miss Florida at Large, Rolly Villaverde the new Mr. Florida M.E., and Tasha Long, the new Miss Florida Supreme. 


If you’re in Indianapolis on the third Saturday of each month, then Dark Mass is the place to be! The monthly queer dance party at Almost Famous features an incredible cast of talent. This month, Lady Dumpster is your hostess along with performances from Robyn DaCultyre, Spectra Cosmos, Zoe Meltdown, and Andromeda!

Now you’re caught up on The Week in Drag! Did you see an amazing pageant and want to share the results? Did you see a show that had you shook as the kids say? Is there a big story in your local drag scene you want to share? Send us an email ( and it might be featured in a future edition of The Week in Drag!

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One small brushfire away from completing the Serial Killer Triad, Haley is a hell-raising college student and sports journalist. Calling the suburbs of the gayest city in America home, she's sure to bring it to you every ball.

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