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!
Nina West has released a children’s book!
Nina West, a fan-favorite contestant and Miss Congeniality from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11 has written a children’s book! It’s called The You Kind of Kind, which is a story about spreading joy and kindness.
“I’m excited for people to embrace the story and the character of little Nina as she goes into the world gives kindness to the world, and teaches the reader and audience how to experience kindness in the world,” shared West.
The book hit shelves this week! You can find it wherever books are sold.
A new drag reality show has launched.
If you can’t get enough of shows like RuPaul’s Drag Race and Dragula, there’s a new show to tune into. It’s called Drag Latina and it profiles Spanish-language drag queens from various backgrounds. Competitors hail from Colombia, Cuba, Ecuador, Guatemala, Mexico, and Puerto Rico, showing off their passion for drag.
You can catch Drag Latina on Revry and on their channel on Roku TV on Sundays!
Drag queens give advice on how to achieve the perfect Halloween costume.
RuPaul’s Drag Race stars Alaska and Peppermint, along with Queen of the Universe contestant La Voix sat down with Newsweek to share last-minute Halloween costume tips.
“I am excited to see someone do the Yass-ified Sanderson Sisters … The three witches from Hocus Pocus get some beautifying makeovers and expensive hair extensions and really go for full Kardashian-level glam,” Alaska said.
Peppermint’s idea for a costume this year is to take current events and make a look out of it. “Take the issues to the streets. The issues from the headlines should be turned into costume ideas, especially given how ridiculous things have gotten lately. It’s almost like make-believe anyway.”
Katya and Trixie’s new book is hitting shelves!
If you’re a fan of RuPaul’s Drag Race icons Katya and Trixie Mattel, then you’ll be thrilled to know their new book, Working Girls: Guide to Professional Womanhood has launched! On Thursday, the pair held a virtual book launch. If you’re local to Los Angeles, you can go to their book signing in person at Book Soup on Saturday at 6 pm. The event is ticketed.
Divina de Campo just won a huge award!
RuPaul’s Drag Race UK Season 1 finalist Divina de Campo just won an award for her role in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Divina won the award for best performance in a musical at the UK Theater Awards this week. Leeds Playhouse, the theater where she was performing, took home three awards that night. Congrats, Divina, from all of us at WERRK!
This week, we’re bringing you a special quote from the new series, Bring Back My Girls that Jackie Cox shared about her special lip-sync performance to Firework during RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 12 that made Jeff Goldblum cry.
“I can’t even tell you what that [Firework lipsync] moment has meant to my life. Right away, on the crew, and I’ll tell you this now because we didn’t get a chance to talk about it on the show. There were a few Muslim-American folks on the crew who after that moment we all just kind of went backstage and held each other and cried. You know, my whole life I saw my mom deal with so much racism…and [I’m so proud] to stand up for that and uplift us and to show that everyone fucking belongs in this country.”– Jackie Cox
Congrats to the new Miss Gay Pennsylvania America 2022!
Kali Coutour has been crowned the newest Miss Gay Pennsylvania America! She will be competing for the title of Miss Gay America in January. Miss Morgan Morgan Morgan was crowned 1st Alternate and will also be traveling to Miss Gay America in January! Congrats from all of us at WERRRK!
If you’re in New York City on November 2nd, you can’t miss Gloria Swansong at the famous Stonewall Inn for her show, Judy at the Stonewall! Featuring Maxie Factor, Thee Suburbia, and Zelda Garment, this performance is going to be a lot of fun! The doors open at 6:30 with drag starting at 7! Get your tickets here!
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